Humanity has conquered the stars but has yet to solve the mysteries of the sea.
On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.
[Video description: 44 seconds. Scanned watercolor painting. Scanned watercolor painting. A person visible from torso to head, facing forward. The person wears a helmet with a clear covering over the eyes and an opening at the nose and mouth and a complex bulky suit. The person’s brow is creased as if in concentration or concern, and their hands are held over what appears to be clamps bracing them in place. Pipes and panels are partially visible around the seated figure. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card displays “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” The words fade away, replaced by the story’s title. The title expands then fades away. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “They say we have a deeper understanding of outer space then we do of the seas beneath us. It was just as harrowing and impossible a task for our engineers and scientists to design a craft that could withstand the pressures and the cold of the deep sea, as it was for their predecessors to create the crafts that now traverse deep space. Nestled within one such deep-sea craft, my husband and I are descending into the waters, aiming for depths far deeper than any human being has ever achieved.” Website URL appears at bottom & fades at end as a text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]
We have conquered deep space, they said. There is nothing at the bottom of our own seas that could be of any worth, they said. But there are always voices of dissent. And there is always something of worth in the places that are beyond our sight, beyond our reach. It just depends on your definition of what is worth it..
Story: “Forsaken Deep” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “Pelagonaut” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
Music by TRG Banks
“Non-stop to Insideoutworld”
“Through the gravitational field”
“Keith in 1987”
Music by Lee Rosevere
Music by Andy Ray
“Peace in My World (looped)”
Music by Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy)*
Music by Unnamed Artist(s)*
“Among the Stars”
“Space Discoveries (looped)”
“Unknown Terrain (looped)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundle I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by TRG Banks licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by Lee Rosevere is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Andy Ray, Dark Fantasy Studio (Nicholas Jeudy), and unnamed artists is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by TRG Banks and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more music by Andy Ray, Dark Fantasy Studio, and the unnamed artists at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
Tags: Forsaken Deep, Forsaken Four, pelagonaut, Pontus Deep, Project Forsaken, Project Pontus, Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench
Genre: Science Fiction