Main Fiction: “I Love You Like Water” by Angela Slatter 02:00
The desert laps at the edge of the city – what used to be a conurbation is now one city short. The place where two cities met is a sand trap. The inhabitants of the place that got swallowed, the hardy few who stayed, are referred to as “sand crabs”.
Specialising in dark fantasy and horror, Angela Slatter is the author of the Aurealis Award-winning The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, the World Fantasy Award finalist Sourdough and Other Stories, Aurealis finalist Midnight and Moonshine (with Lisa L. Hannett), as well as the 2014 releases Black-Winged Angels, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and The Female Factory (again with Lisa L. Hannett). Her short stories have appeared in Fantasy, Nightmare and Lightspeed, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Fearie Tales, A Book of Horrors, and Australian, UK and US Best Of anthologies. She is the first Australian to win a British Fantasy Award (for “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”), holds an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, is a graduate of Clarion South and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, and was an inaugural Queensland Writers Fellow. She blogs at www.angelaslatter.com about shiny things that catch her eye.
Narrated by: Elizabeth Armancas
Short Fiction: “About Face” by Matthew Sanborn Smith 32:00
Matthew Sanborn Smith is a writer who lives in South Florida. His work has appeared at Tor.com, Nature, and Chizine, among others. Besides his too infrequent contributions to StarShipSofa, he is also hardly ever seen at sfsignal.com and heard even less on the SF Signal podcast. But what tops them all is how he is almost never heard on the SFF Audio podcast. He is, however, the lord of the Beware the Hairy Mango podcast, which celebrated its fifth anniversary earlier this year. He is one head of the writing hellhound known as Cerberus, the other heads belonging to Grant Stone and Dan Rabarts. He once held a Hugo award in his sweaty hands before security asked him to give it back to its rightful owner.
Narrated by: Matthew Sanborn Smith
Interview: Jonathan Taylor talks about The Forgotten Mission