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The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie

When asked if I was interested in writing “an alternate history about a young Marie Curie getting mixed up in dark fantasy shenanigans”, of course I said YES. (Dead Women in STEM FTW!) And then I proceeded to do the most research I have ever done for a short story. I read a myriad of books and articles on…

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StarShipSofa 702: “An Elegy for the Bucephalus”

Now available for your listening pleasure:Title: “An Elegy for the Bucephalus”Author: Rhiannon RasmussenNarrator: Alethea Kontis I had a lot of fun with the names in this one!“It’s music, Val…” Tweet

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On the Edge of All This – HOLLOW COURTS

Once upon a time in the autumn of 2020, I wrote a fairy tale about true love and a storm chaser. I titled it “On the Edge of All This,” after the song I have words in on The Fireside Sessions. (Remember when we made that album with Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol?) Finally–FINALLY–after much tribulation and many years,…

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Your Favorite Dino-Riding Hail-Juggling Princess…on TV!

Over the past year, @GirlsWhoChase has grown from an @Instagram account to a full-fledged, North American-wide community of female storm chasers. @jwhittalTWN has the story on the thriving group of passionate storm chasers. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO! Tweet

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StarShipSofa 689: “Just Another Date Night on the Highway Out of Town”

I got a new podcast gig! Now available for your listening pleasure: StarShipSofa 689: “Just Another Date Night on the Highway Out of Town” Author: Zandra Renwick Narrator: Alethea Kontis Performing this zany little SF was crazy amounts of fun. It’s even more amusing if you know exactly how much I don’t like pizza. 😁 This story originally appeared…

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Literally Dead

Release Date: October 1, 2022 Featuring my darkly humorous original short story “The Ghost Lake Mermaid” – for fellow fans of ghosts, mermaids…and K-dramas! 😁 The Ghost Lake Mermaid and her best friend Jinna welcome a new ghost, whose presence unravels the mysteries of Buckle Springs and the Merry Death Bridge… *As an Affiliate, I may earn on qualifying…

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Shattering the Glass Slipper

Release date: August 1, 2022 Featuring my original story “Dear Auntie Star” – An orphan girl (Star) rescues a cursed raven princess and a magic ring from an evil wizard in Egypt, then grows up to become a time traveling Agony Aunt/Fairy Godmother whose advice helps everyone but herself. Dear Someone, I have stoppered this message up inside a…

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Cast of Wonders 494: “The Day I Didn’t Get a Pet Nebula”

Now available for your listening pleasure: Cast of Wonders 494: The Day I Didn’t Get a Pet Nebula Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Amy Brennan On the day I turned nine, I didn’t get a pet nebula. I’d really really wanted one, just like the one Shelly had. And I’d been talking about it…

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PodCastle 734: “An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-Talker of Yaros”

Now available for your listening pleasure: PodCastle 734: An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-Talker of Yaros Author : Eleanna Castroianni Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Matt Dovey PANAYOTIS M., interviewed by Eleni Haji, November 1975 When I first saw her, she was covered in wings. Sea birds flocked to her as if she was honey…

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