Read by Marguerite Kenner
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Today we present Rick Kennett’s story, Now Cydonia. Rick works in the transport industry in Melbourne, Australia as possibly the longest serving motorcycle courier in the world, now pushing 33 years on the road. He’s been writing SF and ghost stories for about the same period with recent appearances in Aurealis (The Australian Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine), The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows from Sarob Press.
Now Cydonia originally appeared in Orb Speculative Fiction number 7, in 2007.
Of this story Rick says, “Cydonia is that region of Mars where lurks The Face, The City, The Pyramid and other mysterious geological features… if geological features they are. “Now Cydonia” is one of my Cy De Gerch sequence of stories, most of them featuring Cy as a young lieutenant aboard the starship Utopia Plain, a deep space frigate of the Martian Star Corps. But to get to that position she had to go through some tough training first.”
If you enjoy this Cy De Gerch story, you may like to hear two others that have run on The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine: Episode 100, The Battle Of Leila The Dog and Episode 139, The Road To Utopia Plain.
Your narrator is our hard-working editor, Marguerite Kenner.