by Heather Hatch
Johnson looked out at the glistening white expanse, glad for the barrier between him and the snow covered ice. He noted the research ship’s position and speed in the log book – along with the calm emptiness of the Antarctic wasteland – and turned to Ivers, the man at the radar.
“Still no sign of Dr. Fenton?” Johnson asked.
“Nope. Nothing from Saunders – how much longer are we waiting out here?”
Johnson shrugged. “Captain says another day.”
About the Author
“Ice” came to me from a lot of places.
I was rifling through the school library one day and I came across a little leaflet published by August Derleth that was basically the transcription of a panel discussion he’d moderated at some convention back in the 60’s. It was a bunch of fantasy/sci-fi authors talking about Lovecraft’s work, how it had influenced them, what they’d thought of playing around in his world, and so forth. The only author whose name I remember was Fritz Leiber. (more…)
About the Narrator
Elie Hirschman is a self-described “former aspiring voice actor” who has worked with Darker Projects and Dream Realm Productions and is also involved in Cool Fool Productions, turning bad audio scripts into intentionally bad comedy gold. He’s currently still active in all EA podcasts (including Cast of Wonders) and also appearing semi-regularly in the Nosleep Podcast. He doodles constantly but doesn’t draw enough and moved from the Western Hemisphere to the Eastern Hemisphere against his will and better judgment (but has never been in the Southern Hemisphere).
Elie was born in New York City and raised just outside of it. He started down the voiceover path in 2004, with formal voiceover and marketing training by Creative Voice Development Group. His professional voice work ranges from children’s educational material to real estate advice website audio, with a scientific article and a guided tour of a Polish salt mine thrown in for good measure. In his free time, Elie enjoys cartooning, listening to old-time radio drama, and referring to himself in the third person. By this time next year, he will also have mastered speaking in future perfect tense.