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Crescent is the last stop at the intergalactic crossroads of gritty sci-fi and pucker-inducing horror. --Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious

Crescent is the ultimate sci-fi / horror mashup. It's a wicked blend of the claustrophobia seen in Ridley Scott's Alien, and the viral demonology of Carpenter's Prince Of Darkness with the hard-drinkin' bad attitude of Battlestar Galactica added for good measure. The future has never been so frightening. Phil Rossi brings it. --J.C. Hutchins, author of Personal Effects: Dark Art and 7th Son: Descent

Phil Rossi has crafted a space station tale with sex, horror, and vibrant attention to tech and human detail. Evocatively served, highly recommended. ---Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates

Darkness has inspired fear since mankind first watched the sun go down. Bad things hide in the dark feral beasts with mouths full of razors waiting for a taste of flesh. But now, the darkness is stirring with a life of its own. Crescent Station is the last bastion of civilization, floating in the cold, outer systems where colonized space gives way to the sparser settlements of the Frontier. Like the boom towns of distant Earth s Old American West, Crescent Station is a gateway to power, wealth, and opportunity for anyone who isn t afraid to get his or her hands dirty. But deep within the station s bowels, in Crescent s darkest and most secret places, an ancient evil is awakening and hungry, and it threatens the very fabric of space and time. Will the residents of Crescent Station find a way to stop it before the terror drives them insane? Or is it already too late?

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 a side-job from the surgeon-turned-archaeologist Donovan Cortez.

  • 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 experiences a deeper fear than he's ever known.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walter Vegan wants more money. Donovan Cortez has a confession to make. Marisa goes down to the water.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marisa finds distraction in a pill bottle. Nigel Swaren takes interest in a particular deleted log entry. Marisa goes for a walk.

  • Gerald and Marisa hatch a plan. Gerald and Ina take a trip planet-side.

  • Gerald and Ina make discover strange and grim things within the geological outpost. Albin moves some inventory. Marisa goes to Nigel for help.

  • Gerald and Ina leave Anrar III with more than when they had arrived. Donovan explores the lifeboat. Mayor Kendall and Mahila have a talk.

  • Nigel Swaren gets curious. He and Mayor Kendall have a heart-to-heart. Nigel and Gerald meet for a drink.

  • Marisa Griffin does not like being backed into a corner. A special visitor arrives on the station.

  • Ina delivers some news. Donovan doesn't feel so hot. Fever dreams--they can be both vivid and unsettling.

  • Gerald and the Mayor's boys have a sit down. Ina makes a diagnosis. Gerald and Bean go for a ride.

  • Albin and Jacob run a few errands. Gerald and Marisa learn a thing or two. The shadows smile.

  • Albin finds Jacob. Nigel fills Marisa in. Gerald has a dream and a visitor.

  • Marisa visits Gerald. Ina and Marisa have a chat. There's a party at Heathens.

  • Nigel experiences the aftermath. Maerl makes a new friend. Gerald gets some neighbors.

  • Doc Cortez is feeling better. Ina and Mahila have a meeting.

  • Gerald is, once again, alone in jail. Kendall goes for a stroll. The ball gets rolling. Gerald finds freedom and an old friend.

  • The author thanks his listeners and the Podiobooks staff and reflects on the journey with just three chapters to go.

  • A little change is good. Gerald takes a moment to celebrate being alive. Crescent's latest guest arrives.

  • Come inside. The party is almost over.

  • The End. Thanks to *everybody* who provided love, support, and feedback all the way. Crescent happened because of you.

  • One year later...or thereabouts.

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