Main fiction: “Stars So Sharp They Break The Skin by Matthew Sanborn Smith.
This story was first published in Apex Magazine in April 2018.
Matthew Sanborn Smith is a writer of surreal science fiction and fantasy who grew up in New England and has accidentally lived in Florida for a few decades. His fiction has appeared right here at StarShipSofa, Tor.com, Nature, Apex Magazine, and the Drabblecast, among others. His story “Beauty Belongs to the Flowers” received an honorable mention in Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction. He is the keeper of the Beware the Hairy Mango podcast and all of its brood. Learn more than anyone wants to know about him at matthewsanbornsmith.com.
Narrated by: TF Ahmad.
TF Ahmad is a writer and narrator from Chicago. His fiction has been published in Dark Futures, SOILED Magazine, & Tales To Terrify. His nonfiction has been published in the Chicago Monitor and Architizer.com. He’s narrated stories on Tales to Terrify & StarShipSofa. He podcasts his own fiction on The Night Bulletin podcast, which you can find on your favorite podcast app. You can find him listening to podcasts on long walks, watching TV shows that take place on spaceships, and slowly building his personal library. He can be hired for voiceover work at fiverr.com/tf_ahmad or you can email him at email@example.com.