For this week’s story podcast we have a work from the third volume of Fiction River: Time Streams, which releases in print and ebook on August 20. Award-winning writer Robert T. Jeschonek sees the big picture. Ask him to write about something small and he’ll see its grand implications. When asked for a time-travel story, he decided “to play with the nature of time itself, exploring the perception of time versus the reality of it.”

This isn’t the first time Bob has written something vast. His grand-prize winning story for Strange New Worlds took place over a billion years. Another of his stories, “Fear of Rain,” was nominated for the British Fantasy Award. His young adult novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. Day 9, his novel told in part from the point of view of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, won a 2013 International Book Award.


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