StarShipSofa No 659 Shannon Phillips and Christian Chadwell

April 28, 2021 by fred

Main Fiction: “Strangers When We Meet” by Shannon Phillips and Christian Chadwell

This story is original to StarShipSofa.

Shannon Phillips lives in Oakland, where she keeps two cats, three
boys, and a husband. She likes old things, wild places, tall tales,
and the people who tell them. Her website at
includes links to her other work.

Christian Chadwell lives in Northern Kentucky with his three sassy
cats. Loves the worst in people, the Renaissance, and has never met a

Narrated by Summer Brooks.

Summer Brooks is a story addict who watches too much television, and she enjoys putting her encyclopedic sci-fi geek knowledge to the test in discussions about sci-fi, horror, and comics. She has been doing just that on Slice of Sci-Fi since 2005, as co-host, producer, host and EIC, and as The Babylon Podcast co-host from 2006-2012.

Summer is also an avid reader and writer of sci-fi, fantasy, and thrillers, with a handful of published credits to her name. Next on her agenda is writing an urban fantasy action-adventure, and a monster movie extravaganza. She also does narrations for Tales to Terrify and Escape Pod among others, and has doing audiobooks in her sights.

STORMBLOOD, the novel by Jeremy Szal, StarShipSofa’s former fiction editor. It’s about alien drugs, asteroid cities, weird space cults, found families, brotherhood, loss, and very weird aliens. The sequel, BLINDSPACE, comes out in October. The book is available in all formats, including audio on Audible.
Please buy Jeremy’s book, he has very expensive gin tastes.


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