Main Fiction: “The Verdant Gene” by Marcelle Dube
Originally published in Fiction River: Moonscapes
Marcelle Dubé writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery fiction. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and award-winning anthologies, and her novels include the Mendenhall Mystery series and Backli’s Ford, an A’lle Chronicles novel. She grew up near Montreal and after trying out a number of different provinces (not to mention Belgium) she settled in the Yukon, where people outnumber carnivores, but not by much.
Narrated by: Christiana Ellis
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. Christiana is also the writer, producer and star of Space Casey, a 10-part audiodrama miniseries. 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.