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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 487 Tobias Buckell

Main Fiction: “Pale Blue Memories” by Tobias S. Buckell

Originally published in Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozios

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work.

His novels and over 50 stories have been translated into 18 different languages. His work has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs. He can be found online at www.TobiasBuckell.com

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

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

StarShipSofa No 460 Marc Laidlaw

Main Fiction: “400 Boys” by Marc Laidlaw

Originally published in Omni, reprinted in Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology.

Marc Laidlaw is the author of six novels, including the International Horror Guild Award winner, The 37th Mandala. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies since the 1970s. In 1997, he joined Valve Software, and over the next nearly two decades, worked as lead writer on the popular Half-Life and Dota 2 franchises. In 2016, he retired to resume writing his own stories. Recent publications include a novella, White Spawn, available as a chapbook and ebook from PS Publishing. Updates and other things may be found at his website, www.marclaidlaw.com.

Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

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