The Unraveling | Podium Audio

The Unraveling

By: Benjamin Rosenbaum

Performed by: Fred Berman

Released: January 25, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 11 hr, 31 min

In the distant future, somewhere in the galaxy, a world has evolved where each person has multiple bodies, cybernetics has abolished privacy, and individual and family success are reliant upon instantaneous evaluations of how well each member conforms to the rigid social system.

Young Fift is an only child of the Staid gender, struggling to maintain zir position in the system while developing a friendship with the acclaimed bioengineer Shria—a controversial and intriguing friendship, since Shria is Vail-gendered.

Soon, Fift and Shria unintentionally wind up at the center of a scandalous art spectacle which turns into a multilayered unraveling of society. Fift is torn between zir attraction to Shria and the safety of zir family and between staying true to zir feelings and social compliance. Then, zir personal crises suddenly take on global  significance.

What’s a young Staid to do when the whole world is watching?

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Author:

Benjamin Rosenbaum

Benjamin Rosenbaum's science fiction and fantasy has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, BSFA, and Locus Awards, and won Best Animated Short at SXSW. The Unraveling is his first novel.

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