Latest in a string of narrations for AntipodeanSF . This week in the episode “Amundsenia” my narration of the tragic story, “Procreation Privilege” by Steve Bellavia.
Link to the radio show is below, and my story starts around the 9’55” mark.
New season, and a new narration for AntipodeanSF . This piece of flash fiction is set on Mars, and told from the point of view of a young colonist there. It is by Australian writer Wes Parish.
Link to the radio show is below, and the story starts around the 17’10” mark.
A bit of background on the story.
“Fate of the Nameless Child” began as a longer piece of work several years ago; a multi-chapter, multi-perspective narrative and commentary on how people fear the unknown ‘thing’, the unknown ‘one’. Themes of attempting to understand, contain, destroy are explored more deeply in the original.
I shopped it around to several publishing houses to no avail; some lovely feedback on the tone of voice and the themes in the longer form piece, which I am sure I will publish here one day so you can appreciate the full story and more of the characters who only get a passing mention in this version.
Who is the nameless child, and what is their fate?
Alistair, October 2020
p.s. Read my previous piece “Fallen Angel” also published by Antipodean SF.