StarShipSofa No 406 Zach Chapman and Kate O’Connor and Serah Eley

October 14, 2015 by Jeremy Szal

Coming Up…

Interview: Serah Eley

Main Fiction: “Between Screens” by Zach Chapman

Originally published in Writers of the Future Vol. 31

Zach Chapman grew up on a ranch just north of San Antonio, Texas where he could see the cows grazing in the pasture from his bedroom window. In 2011 he graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a degree in English, where he won the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) English Award for creative writing. He currently lives in Austin with his Librarian wife Taylor, a cat, a rabbit and a lazy-eyed rescue dog names Dingo. Follow his future publication announcements on twitter: @chappyzach

Narrated by Jonathan Sharp

I was born in southern New Mexico in the nexus between Area 51, Trinity Site, and Spaceport America. I attended culinary school in Portland Oregon and have managed a number of restaurants, cafés, and bakeries.  By day I am the produce manager of a natural grocery store. By night I practice narration and voice acting while dreaming of a future filled with world travel via sailboat, along side my lovely wife Paige.

Fact: Looking Back in Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis.

Main Fiction: “Red” by Kate O’Connor

Originally published in Penumbra

Kate O’Connor was born in Virginia in 1982. She graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott in 2009 and now lives in the New York area. She has been writing science fiction and fantasy since 2011. Her work has most recently appeared in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, and Escape Pod. In between telling stories, she flies airplanes, works as an archaeology field tech, and manages a kennel full of Airedales.

Narrated by Krista Sirota

Krista is a Nova Scotian living in Melbourne, Australia. She learned to read at the age of three and it took her many years to put the books down and pay a little attention to her fellow humans. She has a degree in journalism, an abiding love for radio and is thrilled to be living in the age of podcasts. She currently works in the fitness industry and can easily be found on facebook.


  1. What happened to SSS on Stitcher? Hasn’t played on Stitcher in over a month!

  2. Tony,

    The interview with Serah Eley was just outstanding. Escape Pod has been ONE of my go-to podcasts since Steve Eley got it off the ground, and my horizon tilted a bit upon learning what’s been going on in her life. Excellent work!


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