Ode To Katan Amano
By Caitlin R. Kiernan
No one hears when I ease the heavy steel door shut behind me. All the ears in the darkened workshop, all those hundreds and hundreds of ears, but still no one hears a thing. And I stand there for a while, as unmoving as they, not exactly frightened and not exactly uncertain if I should see this through — I think I stand there in reverence. I be-lieve that’s the word that people use for what I feel in that moment, standing there alone, alone with that assembled crowd.
About the Author
Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan (born 26 May 1964) is an Irish-born American author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels, many comic books, and more than two hundred and fifty published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology. Kiernan is a two-time recipient of both the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker awards.
About the Narrator
Kim the Comic Book Goddess is a musician and podcaster from near Scranton PA. Her podcast, Geek Pantheon and Your Moment of Kim, was a finalist for the Parsec for Best Speculative Fiction Comedy / Parody Podcast. In addition to Geek Pantheon, she is a member of the cast and crew of the 9th Heroescast (Parsec Finalist – Best Fancast) and has read, acted or composed and recorded music for at least 15 other podcasts, including Escape Pod, Metamor City, SciPhi Journal, and Buffy Between the Lines.