Five More Minutes – 21Dec17

I have started a GoFundMe to help pay Luna’s veterinary bills. You can find it here: Luna the Corgi’s Recovery Fund

Please, support if you can and help spread the word. Luna and I thank you!

PseudoPod 498: The Only Ending We Have

Originally posted at Pseudopod.org!

by Kim Newman

“The Only Ending We Have” was first printed in Psycho-Mania! in October 2013, edited by Stephen Jones, then in a Year’s Best edited by Ellen Datlow. Have a biscuit (US: cookie) every time you clock a reference to an Alfred Hitchcock title.

Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes the Anno Dracula series,Life’s Lottery, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles and An English Ghost Story; his non-fiction includes Nightmare Movies and BFI Classics studies of Cat People,Doctor Who and Quatermass and the Pit. He co-wrote the comic miniseries Witchfinder: Mysteries of Unland and the plays The Hallowe’en Sessions and The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Any More. He is a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines. His latest novel is The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School. He is on Twitter as @AnnoDracula.

Your narrator – Christiana Ellis is an award-winning writer and podcaster, currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her podcast novel, Nina Kimberly the Merciless was both an inaugural nominee for the 2006 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction: Long Form, as well as a finalist for a 2006 Podcast Peer Award. Nina Kimberly the Merciless is available in print from Dragon Moon Press. Christiana is also the writer, producer and star of Space Casey, a 10-part audiodrama miniseries which won the Gold Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Production by the American Society for Science Fiction Audio and the 2008 Parsec Awardfor Best Science Fiction Audio Drama. In between major projects, Christiana is also the creator and talent of many other podcast productions including Talking About Survivor; Hey, Want to Watch a Movie? and Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts.

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“The windshield wipers squeaked … like shrilling fiddles, scraped nerves, the ring of an unanswered phone. Another reason to trade in her ‘57 Ford Custom. For 1960, she’d like something with fins. Not that she could afford next year’s showroom model.

Unless Hitch coughed up the ransom.

For the thing it was all about. The mcguffin.

The thing the audience doesn’t care about, but the characters do.

‘Good eeeev-ning,’ Hitch said, every goddamn morning … like in his TV show with that nursery/graveyard tune burbling in the background. ‘Funeral March of the Marionettes’. Dump-da- dumpity-dump- da-dump…”

Guest Appearance: PodCastle 403, ARTEMIS RISING: Send In The Ninjas

Originally posted here!

by Michelle Ann King

read by Christiana Ellis

Hosted by Christie Yant

A PodCastle Original! Welcome back to Artemis Rising II!

The streets are more full of snow than people tonight, lending everything an enjoyably deserted, apocalyptic air. Isabel smiles as she walks home, humming happily to herself. Getting stood up never fails to put her in a good mood.

She always goes on the dates her mother sets up, but she much prefers it when the other person doesn’t show. That way, Isabel still gets credit for trying, while also getting to skip straight to the part where she doesn’t have to go on a second date.

Rated PG-13.

Michelle Ann King writes science fiction, fantasy and horror from her kitchen table in Essex, England. Her work has appeared in various venues and anthologies, including Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Unidentified Funny Objects 2. She loves zombies, Las Vegas, and good Scotch whisky, not necessarily in that order. Her short stories are being collected in the Transient Tales series, and she is currently at work on a paranormal crime novel.

Christiana Ellis is the writer and podcaster responsible for Nina Kimberly the Merciless and Space Casey, as well as a variety of other podcasts. Her latest project is Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private-Eye, a scifi serial with a new installment every day at christianaellis.com.

Phyllis Esposito #3 (New Link)

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An introduction to Phyllis Esposito

So, what is “Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private Eye”?

It’s a fiction experiment that simultaneously excites and terrifies me.

For a long time now, I’ve flirted with the idea of doing a true, write-as-I-go serial fiction story. Something about the lack of the safety net really appeals to me, and the excitement of discovery has always been my favorite part of writing. In a way, it’s a bit like a webcomic, except I can’t draw, so I shall paint a picture with words instead.

When choosing the subject matter for the story, I wanted something that would be both in-keeping with the classic pulpy-serial vibe of the project, but also something with enough established tropes that it will give me a bit of a skeleton to improvise around and dress up as I see fit. So I chose detective story, but with a science-fantasy twist.

Enter Phyllis. I won’t say much about her here, because I don’t know her that well yet. I hope that she will introduce herself to me, and to all of you, as the project progresses. I have no outline, and only vague plans. That’s half the fun!

As I write this introduction, I have only written the first installment. There will be another one tomorrow. And another the day after that. How long can I keep this up? I guess we’ll see.

In the meantime, you can click the “Phyllis Esposito” tag on the right side of the screen to filter the blog to show only story entries. I hope you enjoy!

Supervillain Corner – 306 – What’s Mine is Mine

Originally posted here!

Not everyone is happy with the recent villain world takeover. Chief among those is absolute monarch of Strophia, COUNTESS CATA’STROPHY.

Her nation is just fine the way it is, and she’ll tell us all about it…at great length…whether we want her to or not.

Sponsored by: Space Casey Season 2 & Gonnigan Getaways

Written and Performed by: Christiana Ellis

Featuring: Veronica Giguere

Music by: Kevin MacLeod

Escape Pod – Ep 512 – The Semaphore Society

Originally posted here!

by Kate Heartfield
read by Christiana Ellis

 

Space Casey Season 2 – Interview Special!

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Space Casey was Written and Produced by Christiana Ellis
Cast for the Interview Special includes:
Christiana Ellis as Casey
Nobilis Reed as Korven Maltese
Music:
Surf-Blaster from The Vara-Tones
Lunar Dunes by Spinning Clocks

Creative Commons License Space Casey by Christiana Ellis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://spacecasey.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://christianaellis.com.

 

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