Born and raised in Toronto, Arlene F. Marks began writing stories at the age of 6 and can’t seem to stop. Although she’s been published in multiple genres, her first love has always been speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror, Onder Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction. Her science fantasy novel, The Accidental God, was nominated for the 2015 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Retired from the high school classroom, Arlene lives with her husband on Nottawasaga Bay but spends an inordinate amount of time in the Sic Transit Terra universe that she has created.
The truth is out there…
Earth Intelligence and Space Installation Security each think Drew Townsend is working for them. They’re wrong.
Listen to an audio excerpt from The Genius Asylum by Arlene F. Marks, read by Justin Bremer
The Velveteen Band successfully completed a kickstarter for their new album coming out in September. Even with all that activity, we got a chance to talk with them a bit about, well, everything.
The Velveteen Band is an eclectic musical side show which delivers a wonderland dreamscape, set to capture the imagination and rock you to the core. The theatrical rock ensemble features puppets on vocals, a deranged mad scientist, and is led by a six foot trumpet playing rabbit named the Baron Von Velveteen.
Trevor Melanson’s dark fantasy book, Terminal City, was published by EDGE in 2016—with sequels on the way. Currently, I work as a senior communications strategist for a think tank at SFU called Clean Energy Canada. I also have a decade of experience editing some of Canada’s largest magazines, including Canadian Business, BCBusiness, and more recently Vancouver magazine.
Our writer Eddie Louise does a lot of reading to research each episode. For episode 202, Dr Sage travels to an asylum. It was important for Eddie to understand the thoughts behind the treatment of mental illness in 1899. Fortunately Dr Thomas Clouston was a prolific writer.
“Necromancy is not for everyone. It takes a certain mind. A curious mind but also a disciplined one.”
Listen to an audio excerpt from Winter’s End by Trevor Melanson, read by Eddie Louise
There is a lot of music in this episode, as Dr Sage attempts to find the connection between modal music and transmigration. As a composer, I was able to explore the sound of Renaissance period instruments and creating themes using the modal scales.