Science Fiction by SomaFM's own Merin MC (pen name: M. Luke McDonell)!
Not only does Merin write near-future and speculative science fiction, she produces the SF in SF Podcast and is a resident DJs on DEF CON radio and at live events like the How Weird Street Faire. She's also the marketing and design director for SomaFM.
Support SomaFM and get a free copy of her latest printed book! Here's a description of it:
Dr. Derek Singh is sure that one of planet Victoria’s millions of venomous insects holds the key to destroying cancerous tumors–and jumpstarting his stalled career.
Unfortunately, the traps he sets each night capture nothing but dust, and his competitive colleagues don’t share the venom they’ve collected. The clock is running down on his two-year grant and he’s making no progress.
When his young neighbor–one of the few native-born children–finds out he studies “bugs,” she is eager to bring him all the specimens he needs. Derek worries she’ll be bitten or stung, but soon discovers Mia is in danger from a far larger predator–the corporation that funds him.
"Speculative fiction at it's best. Realistic without the improbable or unrealistic tech of so many sci-fi stories. Real moral dilemmas that will make you think."