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StarShipSofa No 431 Martin L. Shoemaker and Mika Mckinnon

Interview: Mika Mckinnon Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis   Main Fiction: “Pallbearers” by Martin L. Shoemaker Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the […]

StarShipSofa No 404 Alex Shvartsman

Coming Up… Fact: Science News by Jim Campanella Interview with author and editor Alex Shvartsman, with Jeremy Szal Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily SF, and other venues. He’s the winner of the 2014 […]

StarShipSofa No 399 Doug Souza and Y. N. Thom

Coming Up… Fact: Science News by J J Campanella Main Fiction: “Mountain Screamers” by Doug Souza Originally published in Asimov’s. I wrote “Mountain Screamers” because I wanted to see how cougars would fare in the future. I imagined they’d be marveled by society while battling extinction. I was pleasantly surprised when the characters took over […]

StarShipSofa No 388 Derek Kunsken

Coming Up… Fact: Science News by J J Campanella Main Fiction: “Persephone Descending” by Derek Kunsken Originally published in Analog Magazine Derek Künsken is a writer of science fiction and fantasy living in Gatineau, Québec. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Gate, On Spec, the three Escape Artists podcasts, several anthologies, and multiple times in Asimov’s. In […]

StarShipSofa No 384 David McDonald

Coming Up… Octagon Technology Fact: Science News by J J Campanella Main Fiction: “Our Land Abounds” by David McDonald David McDonald is a mild mannered reporter and editor by day, and a wild eyed writer by night. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he is the editor of a fortnightly magazine for an international welfare organisation, and […]

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