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Main Fiction: “Belladona Nights” by Alastair Reynolds
Originally published in The Weight of Words
Alastair Reynolds is science fiction writer who has been published since 1990. He specialises in dark hard science fiction and space opera. Reynolds read physics and astronomy at Newcastle before earning a PhD from St Andrews, Scotland. In 1991, he moved to Noordwijk in the Netherlands where worked for the European Space Research and Technology Centre, part of the European Space Agency, until 2004 when he left to pursue writing full-time. His latest novel, Shadow Captain, was published in January 2019.
Narrated by: Cian Mac Mahon
Cian Mac Mahon is an Irish Software Engineer who in a past life was the world’s youngest professional podcaster, ran a radio station and very nearly ended up being a journalist. While he hopes to some day revive his show which podfaded many years ago, he now spends most of his free time playing about with cameras and cooking, as old microphones and sound-desks lurk in the shadows, right at the edge of eyesight