Posts Tagged ‘Cy De Gerch’

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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Episode 103: The View from Stickney Crater by Rick Kennett


Narrated by Marguerite Kenner

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Today we present a story by the Parsec award winning Rick Kennett. Featuring space marine Cy De Gerch, we present The View from Stickney Crater. Cy has been with us twice before in the award-winning Now Cydonia (Episode 71) and The Carmel B Crazies (Episode 89).

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.

Rick has some ebooks upcoming with 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 have published Rick’s young adult novel The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea which features another of his ongoing characters, reluctant ghost-hunter Ernie Pine.

Your narrator is our unstoppable and ever-busy editor, Marguerite Kenner.

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

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Episode 89: The Carmel B Crazies by Rick Kennett


Narrated by Marguerite Kenner

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Show Notes

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.

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

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Episode 71: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett


Narrated by Marguerite Kenner

Listen above or download here.

Show Notes

Rick Kennett 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.

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

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