Escaped

Escape PodJames Trimarco’s “How Lonesome a Life Without Nerve Gas” is up on Escape Pod. Cory Doctorow liked it so much he Boing Boinged it.

Cory says:

“The latest installment of the great sf story podcast Escape Pod is ‘How Lonesome a Life Without Nerve Gas’ by James Trimarco. Escape Pod always publishes great science fiction audio, but ‘How Lonesome a Life…’ is a standout, even so. It’s the story of an artificially intelligent battle-helmet, testifying for its life, in front of a judge of the Earth Imperial court system. It unravells the story of how it started in the forces, as the headgear of a soldier sent to quell a Martian agrarian rebellion, and as the story unspools, Trimarco sketches out an often comic, always intriguing tale of AI in war. Frank Key, of the Hooting Yard podcast, gives it a dry, sardonic reading that fits perfectly.”