Some places are far darker than deep space. Places where the shadows smile. Where men go mad and lovers go missing. These stygian corners of existence are where reality is stretched thin and something hungry is waiting just outside the corner of your eye.Turn out the lights, take a deep breath, and dare to visit one of these places.Crescent is dark science fiction at it's most visceral. Phil Rossi weaves a tale that is reminiscent of old school Stephen King but with a shiny, new set of tricks and an appetite to terrify. There's sex. There's corruption. There's horror. And after you sweat your way through the first chapter, there's plenty more to keep you awake at night.Crescent features an original soundtrack written and performed by the author. "... what is right now, my addiction -- Crescent. I'm waiting to see what happens with the freakin' story. *I* do this to people, other people don't do this to me!" -- Scott Sigler, author of Infested (Infection), Earthcore, and Ancestor."If you're debating about subscribing to Crescent, I've got one question: Why are you hesitating? Just push the button that says "Subscribe" and hold on. This podcast is part Babylon 5, part Firefly, and part Blade Runner... only darker." -- Tee Morris, Author of Morevi, Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword, and co-author of Podcasting for Dummies."The writing is great, the reading is first class; the production - the use of atmospheric music and ambient sound like crowd noise is really effective." -- Mike Bennett, author of One Among the Sleepless.
Jun 8th, 2008 • 24:12
One year later...or thereabouts.
Nov 28th, 2007 • 36:13
-In this episode: The End. Thanks to *everybody* who provided love, support, and feedback all the way. Crescent happened because of you.
Nov 27th, 2007 • 1:06:30
-In this episode: Come inside. The party is almost over.
Nov 26th, 2007 • 38:09
-In this episode: A little change is good. Gerald takes a moment to celebrate being alive. Crescent's latest guest arrives.
Nov 25th, 2007 • 45:04
-In this episode: The author thanks his listeners and the Podiobooks staff and reflects on the journey with just three chapters to go.
Nov 24th, 2007 • 43:06
-In this episode: Gerald is, once again, alone in jail. Kendall goes for a stroll. The ball gets rolling. Gerald finds freedom and an old friend.
Nov 23rd, 2007 • 29:34
-In this episode: Doc Cortez is feeling better. Ina and Mahila have a meeting.
Nov 22nd, 2007 • 32:16
-In this episode: Nigel experiences the aftermath. Maerl makes a new friend. Gerald gets some neighbors.
Nov 21st, 2007 • 33:59
-In this episode: Marisa visits Gerald. Ina and Marisa have a chat. There's a party at Heathens.
Nov 20th, 2007 • 26:24
-In this episode: Albin finds Jacob. Nigel fills Marisa in. Gerald has a dream and a visitor.
Nov 19th, 2007 • 30:18
-In this episode: Albin and Jacob run a few errands. Gerald and Marisa learn a thing or two. The shadows smile.
Nov 18th, 2007 • 38:00
-In this episode: Gerald and the Mayor's boys have a sit down. Ina makes a diagnosis. Gerald and Bean go for a ride.
Nov 17th, 2007 • 23:09
-In this episode: Ina delivers some news. Donovan doesn't feel so hot. Fever dreams--they can be both vivid and unsettling.
Nov 16th, 2007 • 27:21
-In this episode: Marisa Griffin does not like being backed into a corner. A special visitor arrives on the station.
Nov 15th, 2007 • 29:34
-In this episode: Nigel Swaren gets curious. He and Mayor Kendall have a heart-to-heart. Nigel and Gerald meet for a drink.
Nov 14th, 2007 • 37:53
-In this episode: Gerald and Ina leave Anrar III with more than when they had arrived. Donovan explores the lifeboat. Mayor Kendall and Mahila have a talk.
Nov 13th, 2007 • 33:31
-In this episode: Gerald and Ina make discover strange and grim things within the geological outpost. Albin moves some inventory. Marisa goes to Nigel for help.
Nov 12th, 2007 • 48:00
-In this episode: Gerald and Marisa hatch a plan. Gerald and Ina take a trip planet-side.
Nov 11th, 2007 • 36:59
-In this episode: Marisa finds distraction in a pill bottle. Nigel Swaren takes interest in a particular deleted log entry. Marisa goes for a walk.
Nov 10th, 2007 • 30:24
-In this episode: Crescent is not all metal and shadows. Gerald looks deep within for a sensitive side and comes up empty. Donovan Cortez makes Gerald another offer.
Nov 9th, 2007 • 42:02
-In this episode: Nigel Swaren, Core Sec auditor, hitches a ride to Crescent. Mayor Kendall does not like what he sees. Marisa and Kendall spend some quality time together.
Nov 8th, 2007 • 40:51
-In this episode: Walter Vegan wants more money. Donovan Cortez has a confession to make. Marisa goes down to the water.
Nov 7th, 2007 • 26:40
-In this episode: Gerald and Mayor Kendall talk about girls, lies, and pain. Marisa has a face-to-face with Mahila, Crescent's resident crone. Albin Catleay and Jacob Raney facilitate some personnel changes at the Farm.
Nov 6th, 2007 • 28:08
-In this episode: Crescent's Mayor is distracted; he still manages to appreciate the view. Marisa is called into service. A familiar scalp leads Marisa off the beaten path.
Nov 5th, 2007 • 43:47
-In this episode: Gerald Evans and Ina Cortez leave Crescent on a below-the-radar salvage run in search of a two-hundred year old derelict. Marisa returns to work at Security HQ only to face a change in responsibilities. In a dark and distant asteroid field, Gerald
Nov 4th, 2007 • 31:15
-In this episode: Some days are better than others--take two. Another rough shift on the job makes Gerald wonder if he made the right decision. Gerald and Marisa have a talk and make up for a few hours. Gerald thinks he's seeing things (again) and decides to accept
Nov 3rd, 2007 • 35:36
-In this episode: It's a colorful evening at the local watering hole. Loud music and an almost-brawl give way to bloodshed and nightmarish sights. Crescent Security Officer Marisa Griffin has a rude awakening. She spends the rest of the night in a hospital bed.
Nov 2nd, 2007 • 25:34
-In this episode: Some days are better than others. Gerald, hung-over and sleep-deprived, accepts a new job. Gerald experiences bad coffee and has a strange encounter. His first day on the job does not go according to plan.
Nov 1st, 2007 • 37:32
-In this episode: Welcome to Crescent. Gerald Evans, a salvage pilot, arrives on the space station to receive a warm welcome, a job offer, and an unexpected visitor.