Episode 11: To Be True (Part 1) by Jess Hyslop


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Show Notes

Today we present Part 1 of To Be True by Jess Hyslop. Jess lives in London has recently been ejected from the cosy realm of academia into the perils of ‘the real world’, where she is trying to survive the life of an aspiring writer. She studied English at the University of Cambridge and three years later, emerged with her passion for sci-fi and fantasy still fully intact. Extraordinary!

In 2010 she was awarded the University’s Quiller-Couch prize for creative writing, for Augury, a short story set during the Nazi occupation of Guernsey in WWII. You will soon be able to purchase the story from Shortfire Press.

You can find out more about Jess at her blog.

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

Episode 10: Mrs. Jai by Wendy Bradley


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop, Marguerite Kenner and Dani Daly

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Show Notes

Today we present Mrs. Jai by Wendy Bradley. Wendy was the TV critic for Interzone magazine for a time. She edited and published Farthing magazine, described by Ursula le Guin as “cooler than Asimov’s.” She went to the Clarion West writers’ workshop in 2003. She has been a hotel receptionist, bookseller, drama teacher, secretary and Civil Servant. Wendy lives in Yorkshire and works in London. She can be found on Twitter as wendybradley (check the show notes) where apparently she is “influential about football, business and drugs”. And she’s not sure what drugs they mean!

Your narrators this week include Marguerite Kenner, who narrated The Unicorn Tree in Episode 2, and Danielle Daly who narrated A Proof of Unicorns in Episode 6.

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

Episode 8: Alienation (Part 1) by Katherine Sparrow


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Show Notes

Today we present Part 1 of Alienation by Katherine Sparrow. Katherine lives with her partner in Santa Cruz which she says “is a bit too sunny and mellow for her over-caffeinated Seattle soul.” She’s a graduate of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop, where she learned many excellent things. She has been selling short stories here and there and is currently writing a book about teenagers and the monsters who love them. Katherine especially likes writing books, because that’s where you get to do big things. Her work has been published in Escape Pod, PodCastle, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and many others. You can find out much more about Katherine on her website.

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

Episode 7: Damnation by Chris Stamp


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Show Notes

Today we present Damnation by Chris Stamp. Chris is an interesting guy, he’s had some pretty cool jobs. Right now his company Oakleaf Web Design offers a full range of web design services but he’s also been a game designer and worked for British Aerospace Military Aircraft Division on cockpit design. You can find out more about his exploits, including Mountain Biking and Writing Science Fiction at his website.

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

Episode 6: A Proof of Unicorns by Elizabeth Creith


Narrated by Dani Daly

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Show Notes

Today we present A Proof of Unicorns by Elizabeth Creith. She is an award-winning writer living and working in rural Northern Ontario with her husband, dog and cat. SHe’s been published since around 1990 and her work has appeared in many places including Murky Depths, Misfit Magazine, Enchanted Conversation and Brain Harvest. For more information swing by her site, Elizabeth Creith’s Scriptorium.

Your narrator is Danielle Daly. Danielle — Dani for short — is a 30-something woman from Long Island, NY, living with a patient husband and two cats, who works for the man during the day and escapes from reality at night. She has no blog, and she hasn’t written a novel, but she loves reading what other people write.

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

Episode 3: Tír na nÓg (Part 1) by Nathaniel Lee


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Show Notes

Today we present Tir Na Nog by Nathaniel Lee. Nathaniel is 29 years old and lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and obligatory cats. His fiction has appeared in Podcastle, Pseudopod, Abyss & Apex, and Daily Science Fiction. He publishes a hundred-word story every day.

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

Episode 2: The Unicorn Tree by Alethea Kontis


Narrated by Marguerite Kenner

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Show Notes

Today we present The Unicorn Tree by Alethea Kontis. Alethea is an author and editor who lives in Ashburn, Virginia. She is the author of AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First, described as “an alphabet book with attitude”, and many other books and short stories. You can find out more about Alethea and her work — for example, the fact that she’s half French and half Greek — at her website.

It’s narrated by Marguerite Kenner. “By day” Marguerite is an executive admin. for a large intellectual property law firm. By night, she’s an avenging hero with superpowers such as rock climbing, aikido, music (she is a classical percussionist), gaming, sewing costumes, and reading anything and everything. You can find out what’s on her mind here.

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

Episode 1: A Suitable Pet by Abigail Hilton


Narrated by Summer Brooks

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Show Notes

Today we present A Suitable Pet by Abigail Hilton. Abigail is a nurse anesthetist and writer who lives in Florida. Her works are primarily set in the world of Panamindorah and are available as free audio downloads or as eBooks from Amazon, B&N and the like. You can listen to her trilogy, The Prophet of Panamindorah, for free.

It’s narrated by Summer Brooks. Summer is a co-host of Slice of SciFi and its executive producer. Slice if SciFi is an award-winning podcast and website that brings you news and reviews from the world of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Over the years they’ve interviewed such luminaries as Walter Koenig, Wil Wheaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Campbell, Peter S. Beagle, Jim Butcher and many more. Go to Slice of Scifi to see their work.

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