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StarShipSofa No 520 Michael Haynes and Alison Wilgus


Main Fiction: “What You Can Change” by Michael Haynes

Originally published in Kazka Press

Michael Haynes lives in Central Ohio. An ardent short story reader and writer, Michael’s stories have appeared in publications such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Nature. He’s the chair of the Cinevent classic film convention and enjoys photography, geocaching, and travel. He can be found online at http://michaelhaynes.info/ and on Twitter as @mohio73

Narrated by: Cian Mac Mahon

Cian Mac Mahon is an Irish Software Engineer who in a past life was the world’s youngest professional podcaster, ran a radio station and very nearly ended up being a journalist. While he hopes to some day revive his show which podfaded many years ago, he now spends most of his free time playing about with cameras and cooking, as old microphones and sound-desks lurk in the shadows, right at the edge of eyesight.

 

Short Fiction: “A Wrinkle Ironed Out” by Alison Wilgus

Originally published in Daily Science Fiction

Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based writer for comics and prose, with graphic novels both recent and upcoming about human spaceflight, aviation, and time travel (alas, not at the same time) from Tor and First Second Books. Her short fiction has previously appeared on Strange Horizons, Terraform, and Daily Science Fiction, although her proudest recent prose accomplishment was having been paid to write about Jean-Luc Picard and Ellen Ripley hooking up at a conference. She tweets as @AliWilgus and you can find many of her comics and stories at alisonwilgus.com.

 

Narrated by: Amy H. Sturgis

Amy H. Sturgis holds a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in both Science Fiction and Indigenous American Studies. Since 2008, she has been contributing monthly “Looking Back at Genre History” segments to StarShipSofa. Editor in Chief of Hocus Pocus Comics and faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Sturgis lives with her husband in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Learn more about her award-winning work at amyhsturgis.com.

 

StarShipSofa No 475 Laurie Tom

Kickstarter: Everyone Worlds Without Walls 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1895930248/everyone-worlds-without-walls

Main Fiction: “The Wings The Lungs, The Engine The Heart” by Laurie Tom

Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge.

Laurie Tom has been entranced by science fiction and fantasy since childhood and has been writing nearly as long.  As a teenager she fell in love with All Quiet on the Western Front and other stories about the soldiers who lived through World War I.  Her work has appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Galaxy’s Edge, and the Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk.

Narrated by: Cian Mac Mahon 

Cian Mac Mahon is an Irish Software Engineer who in a past life was the world’s youngest professional podcaster, ran a radio station and very nearly ended up being a journalist. While he hopes to some day revive his show which podfaded many years ago, he now spends most of his free time playing about with cameras and cooking, as old microphones and sound-desks lurk in the shadows, right at the edge of eyesight.