Audio: Evil Robot Monkey

Evil Robot Monkey first appeared in the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, volume 2. To test a new microphone, ((A Blue Snowball mic, which I think I might love)) I decided to record this because it is darn short.

Here you go. Six minutes of science-fiction.

Sliding his hands over the clay, Sly relished the moisture oozing around his fingers. The clay matted down the hair on the back of his hands making them look almost human. He turned the potter’s wheel with his prehensile feet as he shaped the vase. Pinching the clay between his fingers he lifted the wall of the vase, spinning it higher.

Someone banged on the window of his pen. Sly jumped and then screamed as the vase collapsed under its own weight. He spun and hurled it at the picture window like feces. The clay spattered against the Plexiglas, sliding down the window.

Creative Commons License
The audio version of “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Based on a work at www.solarisbooks.com.

16 Responses

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  2. Kelvin Kao

    Nice story. =)

    That snowball mic does look like a snowball! Makes me want one. Though I’m not sure if I want a snowball microphone or actual snowball…

  3. Kelvin Kao

    Really? That could just be what I’m looking for. I am currently using an inexpensive Sony unidirectional mic. I like it because I can record stuff even when other people are talking next to me. All I have to do is point the microphone away from them. It doesn’t seem to catch all the dynamic I want though.

    So none of that hiding in the closet to get some quiet thing, eh?

  4. Kate Baker

    Are you using it on a Mac or PC? I have a really nice MXL mic that works nicely on my PC but tends to crap out on the Mac, due to power issues with USB.

    However, I would prefer to record on the Mac, only because my PC is a monster system and sounds like a jet engine. :P

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