PodCastle 440: The Jellyfish Collector (Aurealis Month)

by Michelle E. Goldsmith

read by Dawn Meredith

First appeared in Review of Australian Fiction.

Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the Australian Aurealis Awards.

Hosted by Aidan Doyle.

‘Where do you think they keep their brains?’ Eva asks. ‘They have to have one somewhere, don’t they?’

She stands motionless beside her younger sister, Fiona, the two of them staring past their own reflections and into the tank beyond. On the other side of the glass drift dozens of moon jellyfish, gently pulsating in the water as through dancing to imperceptible music.

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Rated PG-13.

Picture of Author Michelle GoldsmithMichelle Goldsmith is a Melbourne-based author whose writing often inhabits the shady borderlands between genres.

She has a BSc (majoring in Zoology/Evolutionary Biology) and a Masters degree in Publishing and Communications, with a thesis exploring the author-reader relationship within the contemporary speculative fiction field.

Her life science background and particular fondness for the stranger aspects of the natural world often inform her fiction.

Her short fiction has appeared in various publications both within Australia and overseas, and been short-listed for both the Aurealis Award and the Ditmar Award. She has also had works translated.

You can find her online at michellegoldsmith.net and on twitter @Vilutheril.

Picture of Narrator Dawn MeredithDawn Meredith is an author for kids and YA in non-fiction and fiction, singer/songwriter, Specialist Literacy Teacher and Artist. She has always wanted to do voiceovers and narration and is excited to be a part of PodCastle! Dawn’s debut fantasy novel is due out later this year.

As a child, Dawn lived in England, Australia and Norway. She lives with her family in the Blue Mountains NSW. You can find her online at dawnmeredithauthor.blogspot.com.au.