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Episode 114: Staff Pick 2013 – Now Cydonia

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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.


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Episode 89: The Carmel B Crazies

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Today we present Rick Kennett’s story, The Carmel B Crazies. 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.

This story features one of Rick’s ongoing characters, Cy De Gerch. You may remember Cy from Episode 71 (Now Cydonia) where she encountered mysterious happenings on the face of Mars. We’re very proud and pleased to say that Now Cydonia was nominated for a Parsec Award in the category “Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)”. And in fact, it is a finalist! Warm congratulations to Rick on making the finals; I shall be crossing all my digits for him and Now Cydonia.

Rick has some upcoming works to be published as ebooks by Cooperative Ink. There are two Cy De Gerch publications; one is the novel Presumed Dead and the other, a collection of Cy stories titled Thirty Minutes for New Hell. Cooperative Ink will also publish Rick’s young adult novel The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea which features another of my characters, Ernie Pine the reluctant ghost-hunter.

Your narrator is our hard-working editor, Marguerite Kenner.


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