ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael is the creator of the role playing games Space Conspiracy and World War Two Role Play. His fiction writing includes steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His stories have been featured in several anthologies including Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant, Fossil Lake II: The Refossiling, and Life after Ashes. His short stories have also been featured in magazines such as Devolution Z, Outposts of Beyond, and Gathering Storm Magazine. Michael lives in Dayton, Ohio with lots and lots of cats.
Michael Burnside's short story, "The Message," is featured in episode No. 640 of the StarShipSofa podcast.
"The Message" is a tale about what happens when the fragility of the human mind is overcome by the intense stress of space exploration, and the peculiarities that could arise with communications should humans ever manage to travel faster than the speed of light.
"The Message" is masterfully narrated by Tatiana Grey.
"YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION. YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT WITH A CLUB."