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StarShipSofa No 462 Douglas Smith

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Main Fiction: “Scream Angel” by Douglas Smith

Originally published in Low Port

Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction.” His work has appeared in twenty-five languages and over thirty countries. His fiction includes the urban fantasy novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, and the collections Chimerascope, Impossibilia, and La Danse des Esprits. His non-fiction guide for writers, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, is a must read for any short story writer.

Doug is a three-time winner of Canada’s Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, CBC’s Bookies Award, Canada’s juried Sunburst Award, and France’s juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. A short film based on Doug’s story “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” won several awards at film festivals around the world.

His website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at twitter.com/smithwritr

Narrated by: Brian Rollins

Brian Rollins was born in California and grew up in and around the Western US. He currently resides in Highlands Ranch, CO where he works as a voice artist primarily focused on audiobooks. He is probably best known for being the voice of the Glen and Tyler series of audiobooks, written by JB Sanders. If you’re in the Denver area in March, you can find him on stage with Magic Moments, a non-profit theater group that brings theater professionals and people with special needs together to create an original show every year. You can hire Brian to narrate your next audiobook at TheVoicesInMyHead.com

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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