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StarShipSofa No 511 Elizabeth Bear

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Main Fiction: “This Chance Planet” by Elizabeth Bear

Originally published on Tor.com

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 30 novels (The most recent is THE STONE IN THE SKULL, an epic fantasy from Tor) and over a hundred short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner, writer Scott Lynch.

Narrated by: Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is an actor/voice-over artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She loves the world of audio fiction and is excited to be part of StarShipSofa. She can be heard voicing the role of Dashi on Disney Junior’s Octonauts, and voicing multiple characters for PBS Kid’s Past/Present, Leap Frog, & Muzzy. She can also be heard on Fireside Mystery Theatre’s audio drama podcast, Midnight Shorts Program, and narrating the audiobook Love and Smoke. Other credits include Boardwalk Empire, Man With A Gun, DNA, I Hope You Live Forever, Clutter, and Room 333. Recently she appeared in the play Near Nellie Bly for the Workshop Theater Series, and will be performing a series of Norwin Corwin & O Henry adaptations with QuickSilver. You can often find her roaming the streets of Brooklyn with her 13-pound Dachshund Penny, Gotham’s real Dark Knight.

Music: Blue Wednesday 

StarShipSofa No 506 Robert Jeschonek

Main Fiction: “In a Green Dress, Surrounded by Exploding Clowns” by Robert Jeschonek

Originally published at Galaxy’s Edge

Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning author whose fiction, comics, essays, and non-fiction have been published around the world. His stories have appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Escape Pod, Fiction River. He has written Doctor Who and Star Trek fiction and Batman and Justice Society comics for DC Comics. His young adult slipstream novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. He also won an International Book Award, a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel, and the grand prize in Pocket Books’ Strange New Worlds contest. Hugo and Nebula Award winner Mike Resnick has called him “a towering talent.”

Narrated by: Kyle Maddock 

Kyle Maddock is a host of A Podcast of Ice and Fire, the Geekie Award winning and longest running podcast dedicated to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. He also hosts the Game of Thrones after show at AfterBuzzTV and is a frequent guest on other YouTube shows, podcasts, and panels. Kyle is an unabashed geek with a love for board games, comic books (especially X-Men) and Star Trek among other things. Outside of his passionate geek life, Kyle is an actor who can be seen in shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Happy Endings. You can follow him on twitter @kylemaddock.

Fact: Amy H. Sturgis Looking Back At Genre History

StarShipSofa No 463 Neal Asher

Main Fiction: “Strood” by Neal Asher

Originally appeared in Asimov’s

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician. His Owner series novels include The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War. Dark Intelligence is the start of a new series set in the Polity universe.

Narrated by Al Barclay

Al Barclay has worked extensively over 15 years, most notably playing opposite James McAvoy and Michael Sheen in Stephen Fry’s Bright Young Things, and with David Thewlis in Luc Besson’s The Lady. He will be in the West End at The Arts Theatre this December playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

He also once drank two bottles of gin with Peter O’Toole, and danced the night away in Camden with Amy Winehouse.

StarShipSofa No 451 Tony Pi and Costi Gurgu

Main Fiction: “Cosmobotica” by Tony Pi and Costi Gurgu

Originally published in The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk

Tony Pi is a ChineseCanadian writer in Toronto with a Ph.D. in Linguistics. He is the winner of the 2015 Aurora Award for Best English Poem/Song, a multiple past finalist in the category of Best English Short Fiction, and finalist for the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His work appears in many anthologies and magazines, including Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and The Time Traveller’s Almanac.

Costi Gurgu was born in Constanta, the 2600-year-old Greek city on the Black Sea shore, and lives in Toronto with his wife, on the Ontario Lake shore. Large bodies of water help Costi glimpse into other realms. That and some Dacian magic. His fiction has appeared in Canada, the United States, England, Denmark, Hungary and Romania. He has sold three books and over fifty stories for which he has won twenty-four awards. His latest sales include the anthologies “Ages of Wonder”, “The Third Science Fiction Megapack”, “Tesseracts 17”, “The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk”, “Street Magick-Tales of Urban Fantasy” and “Dark Horizons”. His novel “RecipeArium” will be published in 2016 by White Cat Publications.

Narrated by: Paul Cram

Paul Cram’s young-with-a-touch-of-gravel voice is a bit newer to the world of audio than it is to other acting forms. Listening fans will hopefully be excited by several upcoming audio book titles in the next year being voiced by him. You can listen to his audio books that are currently available right now through Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.

Cram was most recently seen on set for the feature film WILSON opposite Woody Harrelson, and the indie film ANNIVERSARY shot in Maine, USA by movie director Jim Cole.

When not on a movie set or in a recording booth, Paul can be found deep-frying chicken wings with his sister in her kitchen, or quarreling about pop-culture with his little brother around one the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota. You can find his website Paul Cram Actor or IMDB.

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Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis