Cover Art by Nicolas Bouvier – 02:25
Sparth (nicolas bouvier) has been an active artistic director and concept designer in the gaming industry since 1996. Born in France, he now lives in Seattle, Washington, working for Microsoft.Having had the privilege of travelling extensively at an early age to such places as far afield as the USA, Singapore, China, France and Europe, he was influenced greatly by the various cultures, and he enjoyed observing people and making notes of all these tiny details of life that he was witnessing. The varied influences are largely responsible for his multiple creative passions, which range from space, to buildings, to robotics and beyond.
Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis – 04:40
Sofanauts Preview – 18:57
Main Fiction: “The New Guys Always Work Overtime” by David Erik Nelson – 27:18
David Erik Nelson is a fiction author, freelance writer, and editor. Mr. Nelson writes occasional columns for several publications (including theAnn Arbor Chronicle’s In It for the Money column), in addition to writing and editing for a variety of obscure endeavors. He has edited more than a half-dozen educational anthologies, such asPerspectives on Modern World History: Chernobyl and Teens and Sex. He strongly urges teens to contact their local librarian should they experience any “feelings.
His geeky craft book, Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids, is now available in all fine real and virtual bookstores. Learn basic soldering, sewing, carpentry, woodburning, and screen printing while making x-ray drums, guitar effects, steam ships, boomerangs, kites, games, a sock squid, and more.
His notable stories include “Bay,” “You Were Neither Hot Nor Cold, But Lukewarm, and So I Spit You Out” (co-written with his lovely wife), and his novella “Tucker Teaches the Clockies to Copulate.” His work has been published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, praised in Locus magazine, honorably mentioned in several volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, recommended for a Nebula Award, and anthologized in The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (Del Rey, 2007), Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (Tachyon, 2010), and Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (Tachyon, 2012).
Outro – 1:07:48
Narrator: Jim Phillips
Jim is the sound producer for Crime City Central on the District of Wonders.