StarShipSofa No 470 Jay O’Connell and Rob Boffard

January 25, 2017 by Jeremy Szal

Interview with Rob Boffard, author of Tracer.

Main Fiction: “Solomon’s Little Sister” by Jay O’Connell

Originally published in Asimov’s

Jay O’Connell is a writer, artist, activist, human living in Cambridge MA with his wife, two kids, two cats, and eight zillion books. A graduate of Clarion West in the nineties, Jay quit writing for no earthly reason for over a decade but returned in 2012 with a bunch of shorts and novellas in Asimov’s, F&SF, Interzone and Analog, fulfilling a life long dream. He blogs about his social media addiction and writing at, dreaming his life away, awaiting the singularity—or something equally entertaining. He thanks, profusely, his family and writing workshop, Griffins, for all their support.

Narrated by: Ralph Ambrose

RM Ambrose is a writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Director of Web Services at Loma Linda
University Health. He is also Assistant Fiction Editor and sometimes Narrator at StarShipSofa. He
occasionally blogs at Liminal.IT.

He spent his early childhood much like the main character of this story spends his days, watching reruns of old TV shows like Hogan’s Heroes. He even met a member of the cast, Howard Caine, and sang folk songs with him at a Hootenanny in Santa Monica, California.
Since then, he learned to speak Spanish and Tagalog (tah-GAH- lohg), studied Aikido and Anthropology,
and moved into an owl preserve in Southern California.

Fact: Science News J J Campanella

Music composed by David Bradshaw


  1. Thanks for the great work on my story! You guys are wonderful! Everyone loves the narration!