Episode 114: Staff Pick 2013 – Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett


Read by Marguerite Kenner

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Show Notes

Today, we present Now Cydonia, the story that won us a 2013 Parsec award, a fact of which we’re immensely proud.

Now Cydonia ran as Episode 71 back in March of last year. One reason I’m personally so proud of our win is the story’s author, Rick Kennett. Although I’ve never met him, he’s from my home town of Melbourne, Australia and I love that a fellow countryman writes such kick-arse stuff. I narrated one of his ghost stories for Pseudopod, the immensely creepy The Dark and What It Said which is flat-out the best evocation of how spooky and lonely the Australian bush can be. Rick is a talented writer and I’m always happy to hear his stories when they appear in the pod-o-sphere.

Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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