StarShipSofa No 457 Shane Halbach

October 26, 2016 by Jeremy Szal


“Main Fiction: The Story of Daro and the Arbolita” by Shane Halbach

Originally appeared in Analog

Shane Halbach lives in Chicago with his wife and three kids, where he writes software by day and avoids  writing stories by night. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Escape Pod, The Year’s Best YA Speculative  Fiction, and elsewhere. He blogs regularly at, or can be found on Twitter @shanehalbach

Narrated by: Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson (aka Harry Shaw) has been recording audiobooks since 2006, starting as a Librivox volunteer and later for such producers as Audible, Audible Frontiers, Hachette, Wonderaudio, Listen2aBook and Iambik. Recording as Mark Nelson and as “Harry Shaw”, he’s narrated more than fifty commercial audiobooks, including classics, horror, mysteries, and contemporary and classic science fiction. He still regularly contributes to Librivox, which he credits for getting him out of Human Resources and into something useful. Visit his website at

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella


  1. Shane Halbach?! YES! That guy can write!!!!

  2. The Ignoble Prize for Perception gives me hope science will save us.