Posts Tagged ‘Graeme Dunlop’

Episode 92: Snakes and Campers by Chris Lewis Carter


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Show Notes

Hello everyone, your editor Marguerite Kenner here.

This week at Cast of Wonders we are pleased to announce a special project we’ve been working on this summer.

Starting September 25th, Cast of Wonders will debut Phoenix Watching, the first Camp Myth novel by Chris Lewis Carter. This longer story unfolds over fifteen chapters, and we’ll be airing one chapter a week every Wednesday, in addition to our weekly stories and Little Wonders on Sundays.

But it’s better than that! Phoenix Watching will be a full cast production, featuring the voice talents of Kate Baker, Adam Black, Tina Connolly, Christiana Ellis, Alethea Kontis, and both Alasdair and Ian Stuart, not to mention our own Graeme Dunlop, Barry J. Northern and yours truly.

To introduce you to the world of Camp Myth, today we present the story Snakes and Campers by Chris Lewis Carter – a stand alone tale in this enchanted land.

From high-school textbooks to award-winning magazines and podcasts, Chris Lewis Carter has been featured in over two dozen publications, including Nelson Literacy 8, Word Riot, 3AM Magazine, Niteblade, and our good friends at Pseudopod.

He is a contributor to indie game developer, Studio Kontrabida, and will be published in the upcoming Chuck Palahniuk-edited collection, Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press, 2014).

When he isn’t writing, Chris can usually be found playing video games or listening to podcasts – most likely both at the same time. Which is a knack I wish I had. You can find out more about him at his website.

Your narrator is our hard working and extremely talented host, Graeme Dunlop.

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

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Episode 83: The Dictionary’s Apprentice by Sandra M. Odell


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Our story this week is from Sandra M. Odell. Sandra lives in Washington state with her husband, two teenage sons, and four cats. When she’s not busy cleaning up after the rest of the household, she divides her time between writing and helping at her husband’s game store. Her work has appeared in NewMyths, Every Day Fiction, Tales to Terrify and Starship Sofa, amongst others. She blogs about life, writing, and audio fiction. She’s currently working on a steampunk YA novel set in 1852 Hawaii, about a contest to build the first inter-island aero-flyer.

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

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Episode 81: Little Tear by Philip Meeks


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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This week’s story is from Philip Meeks. Philip has only recently started writing fiction after spending most of his writing life working in theatre and television. He’s written for Emmerdale and Doctors and had plays produced around the UK. Hes also an actor of sorts and can be found at Christmas playing panto Dame for QDOS, Britain’s top pantomime producers.

Philip’s latest play “Murder, Marple and Me” is a mystery featuring Agatha Christie and the English actress Margaret Rutherford, who was the first person to play Miss Marple on screen. It’s playing in London at the Ambassadors Theatre in June for a few special performances. It’s part of the celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap.

You can find Philip on Twitter.

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

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Episode 76: Dragonomics by Lance Schonberg


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present Lance Shonberg’s story, Dragonomics. Learning from his children how to follow his dreams again, Lance has long since allowed his writing to tip over the border into obsession, and typically has too many writing projects in progress at any given moment. Some of his stories have even seen publication. In between trips to the word processor, Lance is currently conspiring to commit both a podcast and electronic publication. He can be found lurking on Twitter as WritingDad, on Facebook, and even on his own website (where you can also find several wonderful stories he’s serialized).

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

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Episode 75: The Field Trip by Alex Shvartsman


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present Alex Shvartsman’s story, The Field Trip. Alex is a writer and game designer whose short stories appeared or are forthcoming at Nature, IGMS, Galaxy’s Edge, and many other ‘zines and anthologies. His adventures so far have included traveling to over 30 countries, playing a card game for a living, and building a successful business. Alex resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son. His recently published fiction is linked at his website, and check out his recently published anthology of humorous F/SF, Unidentified Funny Objects. And check out Alex’s kickstarter for his second volume of UFO!

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

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Episode 74: Gods of Stone by Jeff Samson


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present Jeff Samson’s story, Gods of Stone. Jeff makes a living as a copywriter with an ad agency in NYC. He brews Irish stout when he’s not writing science fiction, and often drinks it when he is. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and no cats. His work has either appeared or is forthcoming in Nature Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Lore, Every Day Fiction, Brain Harvest, Jabberwocky and Perihelion.

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

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Episode 73: Mr. Nine and the Gentleman Ghost by Aidan Doyle


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present Aidan Doyle’s story, Mr. Nine and the Gentleman Ghost, which was originally published on the Weird Tales web site. Aidan’s been with before; he wrote Episode 31, Inksucker. Aidan is an Australian writer and computer programmer who loves travelling and has visited more than 80 countries. His experiences include teaching English in Japan, interviewing ninjas in Bolivia and going ten-pin bowling in North Korea. His stories have been published in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Fantasy.

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

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Episode 72: The Dun Horse by Edward Ahern


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after 45 years they are both out of warranty. Ed dissipates his free time fly fishing, shooting and attending Japanese, German and French language groups. His proudest writing achievement is five new fairy tales, the protagonist of each of which has the name of one of his grandchildren.

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

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Episode 67: Barsoom in June by Brian Hurrel


Narrated by Dave Thompson and Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present Barsoom in June by Brian Hurrel. Brian is an American who narrowly missed being born in Glasgow. A lifelong science fiction fan, he is especially fond of Golden Age stories from the forties and fifties. His fiction has appeared in the science journal Nature and magazines such as Daily Science Fiction and Bete Noir. His many previous occupations include high school English teacher, carpet installer, cab driver, and US Marine. He now develops software for the financial industry and lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.

Your narrators today are myself and my good friend Dave Thompson.

By day, Dave battles through reams of red tape writing corporate documentation. But his real job is co-editing and hosting the fantasy podcast PodCastle where you’ll find fantasy stories of all stripes. He is a published author and also a respected and frequent narrator for many venues. You can find two of his audio book narrations on Amazon: Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout and Briarpatch by Tim Pratt.

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Episode 66: The Egg Game by S. R. Algernon


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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We begin the Cast of Wonders year with The Egg Game by S. R. Algernon. S. R. Algernon has been an avid reader of science fiction for many years. He studied fiction writing in North Carolina, U.S.A., and currently lives in Singapore — where making mischief with eggs in lifts would be strongly and justifiably frowned upon.

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

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Episode 62: The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab by Yei Theodora Ozaki


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab from a book called Japanese Fairy Tales (published 1908) compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Born in 1871, she translated Japanese short stories and fairy tales. They are thought to be fairly loose translations of the originals but were popular and were reprinted several times after her death.

She had an interesting life, being the daughter of a Japanese Baron and a European woman named Bathia Catherine Morrison. You can find out more about her on Wikipedia.

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

Episode 60: The Swineherd by Hans Christian Andersen


Narrated by Graeme Dunlop

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Today we present The Swineherd by Hans Christian Andersen. Born in 1805 — yes, that’s over two centuries ago — Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author noted for his children’s stories. You may know some of his most famous including The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

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