Few people have had a bigger impact on science fiction than the great H.G. Wells, who is our episode 6 author. His contributions to the genre are regularly adapted for stage and screen, and his debut novella The Time Machine is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. His other work is less well known, though equally accomplished, and it is from this that our story comes. It's called The Cone and was first published in Unicorn magazine in 1895. Originally intended to be the opening of a novel, it falls under the category of sensation fiction à la Wilkie Collins and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. The plot revolves around the manager of an iron works, who suspects his wife is having an affair and takes her supposed lover on a tour of his workplace. The locations are vividly described and the mounting tension is almost unbearable. We wanted something special to mark our first half year of production and this definitely fits the bill. The episode is narrated by C.J. Carter-Stephenson with music by Kevin MacLeod and the usual immersive soundscape. We hope you enjoy it.