StarShipSofa No 534 Chris Barnham

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Main Fiction: “When I Close My Eyes” by Chris Barnham

Originally published in Interzone

Chris Barnham spent a long time working for the British government, but now just makes stuff up for himself. ‘When I Close My Eyes’ first appeared in Interzone in July 2017. Chris’s forthcoming novel, Fifty-One features a time-traveling cop who is marooned in 1940s London. The story was inspired by a real event, a German V1 rocket that fell on a busy shopping street in south London in July 1944, killing fifty-one people. It’s due out soon, from Filles Vertes Publishing. Chris can be found on Twitter @barnham_chris

Narrated by: Gareth Stack

Gareth Stack is a writer, radio producer and filmmaker living in Dublin. His latest radio dramas, documentary and podcasts can be found on the Dead Medium podcast, or at his site,

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StarShipSofa No 489 Rachael K. Jones

Main Fiction: “Indigo Blue” by Rachael K. Jones

Originally published in Shimmerr

Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, and acquired several degrees in the arts and sciences. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia. Contrary to the rumors, she is probably not a secret android. Rachael’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues, including Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons. Follow her on Twitter @RachaelKJones.

Narrated by: Jen Rhodes

Jen Rhodes is a geeky Texas gal, a ‘voice talent for hire’ and a co-host on the Anomaly podcast. Anomaly is a sci-fi fantasy geek chat show, hosted women, that focuses on everything from literature, films and television shows, to games, conventions, and cosplay. Warning: May cause sudden bouts of “squee”. Broad smiles may form and may become permanent. Anomaly is recommended for geekily active cool chicks with a healthy sense of humor. Geekly active cool dudes are welcome too. You can find Anomaly on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Zune or at

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