StarShipSofa No 526 T. R. Napper

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Main Fiction: “A Strange Loop” by T. R. Napper

Originally published in Interzone

T. R. Napper’s short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone, Lontar: a Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, and numerous others. His work has been translated into Hebrew, German, and French. A Strange Loop was included in Neil Clarke’s Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017). By profession T. R. Napper is an aid worker, recently returned to Australia after three years in Vietnam. He is currently writing a PhD on the speculative fiction of East and Southeast Asia. He does not own a cat.

Narrated by: Eric Luke

Eric Luke is the screenwriter of the Joe Dante film EXPLORERS, which is currently in development as a remake, the comic books GHOST and WONDER WOMAN, and wrote and directed the NOT QUITE HUMAN films for Disney TV. His current project INTERFERENCE, a meta horror audiobook about an audiobook… that kills, is available free on iTunes and at Quillhammer.com

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

StarShipSofa No 437 Jeffrey Ford

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

Main Fiction: “Blood Drive” by Jeffrey Ford

Originally published in After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels, Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, and The Shadow Year. His story collections are The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, and Crackpot Palace. A new collection, A Natural History of Hell ,will appear in May of 2016 from Small Beer Press. Ford is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, Nebula, Shirley Jackson Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France), Hayakawa Award (Japan). His fiction has been translated into over 20 languages. In addition to writing, he’s been a professor of literature and writing for 35 years and has been a guest lecturer at Clarion Writing Workshop, The Stone Coast MFA Program, The Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and the Antioch University Writing Workshop. He lives in Ohio and currently teaches part time at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Narrated by: Veronica Gigeure

Veronica “V.” Giguere is a narrator, author, and educator. In love with her microphone for a decade, she has voiced spoiled supervillains, tempting demons, Communist metahumans, space marines, anxious technomancers, secret agent archaeologists, suspicious journalists, foxling pirates, enchanted princesses, and a young woman facing an odd spider infestation. She is a coauthor of the Secret World Chronicles podcast novel series and her other writings include inner-city cyberpunk, psychological thrillers, and zombies. When she isn’t telling you your favorite stories, Veronica masquerades as a mild-mannered academic whose specialties include time management, peer tutor training, and academic resource instruction. http://www.voicesbyveronica.com, http://www.facebook.com/voicesbyveronica/, Twitter: @vforvoice