StarShipSofa No 492 Rich Larson

July 4, 2017 by Jeremy Szal

Main Fiction: “Ghost Girl” by Rich Larson

Originally published in War Stories

Rich Larson was born in West Africa, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in Spain, and now writes from Ottawa, Canada. His short work has been featured on io9, translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, French and Italian, and appears in numerous Year’s Best anthologies along with most pro-paying SF markets. He was the most prolific author of short science fiction in 2015 and 2016. Find him at and support his writing via

Narrated by: Elie Hirschman

Elie currently lives somewhere in the Middle East – in the safe part, we hope. As a voiceover professional since 2004, he almost gave up on it altogether, but got yanked back in by several fine podcasts and audio drama groups. For this, he is grateful. He has a keen interest in learning and imitating accents, and is currently working on his Tony C. Smith impression. In his free time, Elie enjoys cartooning, listening to old-time radio drama, and referring to himself in the third person.


  1. Hey Starship Sofa,
    Heard your latest episode where you mentioned a sudden decline in Patreon supporters. I’m a fan of sci-fi and I heard the exact same comment on Clarke’s World. That’s just too weird of a coincidence. Maybe something up with Patreon? A hack? A new platform that emerged. It just seems very weird that two science fiction podcast would both simultaneously notice a dip in Patreon patrons. Best T