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StarShipSofa No 471 Kate O’Connor

Main Fiction: “Intertwined” by Kate O’Connor

Originally published in Intergalactic Medicine Show

After graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Kate O’Connor took up writing science fiction and fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including Intergalactic Medicine ShowDiabolical Plots, and Escape Pod. In between telling stories, she flies airplanes, digs up artifacts, and edits an aviation magazine. Her website can be found at kateoconnor3.wordpress.com.
Narrated by: Jen R. Albert
Jen R. Albert is an entomologist, writer, editor, narrator, wife, dog-mom, game-player, reader of all the things, and haver of too many hobbies from Toronto. She is a regular narrator at the Escape Artists podcasts and is co-editor of podcastle.org.

StarShipSofa No 469 J. W. Alden

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Main Fiction: “The Sun Falls Apart” by J. W. Alden

Originally published in Writers of the Future Volume 32

J.W. Alden is fascinated with the fantastic. He lives near West Palm Beach, Florida with his wife Allison, who doesn’t mind the odd assortment of musical instruments and medieval weaponry that decorate his office (as long as he brandishes the former more often than the latter). Alden is a 1st Place Writers of the Future winner, a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and an active member of SFWA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Cast of Wonders, and other places. Read more from him at www.AuthorAlden.com.

Narrated by: Spencer DiSparti

Spencer DiSparti hails from the ashes of Phoenix, AZ. He is a musician, published poet and professional voice actor. You can find most of his voice work on Pseudopod and Escape artists. You can find his poetry and flash fiction at skeletopia.wordpress.com and shoemusicpress.com.

 

StarShipSofa No 450 Effie Seiberg and Rachelle Harp

 

Main Fiction: “Rocket Surgery” by Effie Seiberg

Originally appeared in Analog

Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her stories can be found in the “Women Destroy Science Fiction!” special edition of Lightspeed Magazine, Galaxy’s Edge, Analog, and PodCastle, amongst others. She is a graduate of Taos Toolbox 2013, a member of Codex, and a reader at Tor.com. Effie lives in San Francisco, recently and upcoming (but not presently) near a giant sculpture of a pink bunny head with a skull in its mouth. She likes to make sculpted cakes and bad puns. Find her online at effieseiberg.com and on Twitter @effies.

Narrated by: Stephanie Morris

Stephanie is a professional fangirl by day and your friendly, neighborhood, not-quite-a-librarian staffing the circulation desk by night. She has narrated short stories for PseudoPod, PodCastle, EscapePod, and Cast of Wonders, guest-blogged on subjects ranging from new books to zombie turkeys, and performed Shakespeare in a handful of weird churches. Until she suppresses her inner perfectionist enough to create a website, you can find her on Twitter at @smaliamorris.


Short Fiction: “On Trial” By Rachelle Harp

Originally appeared in Havok 2

Last year, I was a Writers of the Future Contest Finalist and two-time Silver Honorable Mention winner. I’m a Zebulon Contest Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Novel winner for the  Pikes Peak Writers and a novelrocket.com Launch Pad Novel Contest grand prize winner as well. My stories have been published in Havok Magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Narrated by: Setsu Uzume

Setsu spent her formative years in and out of dojos. She also trained in a monastery in rural China,
studying Daoism and swordplay. She is a member of Codex and SFWA. While she has dabbled in many arts, only writing and martial arts seem to have stuck. Find her on Twitter @KatanaPen

Fact: Science New by J J Campanella

StarShipSofa No 416 Colin P. Davies and Anatoly Belilovsky

Coming Up…

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

Interview with editor of Escape Artists’ MotherShip Zeta, Karen Bovenmyer with Jeremy Szal


Main Fiction: Julian of Earth” by Colin P. Davies

Originally published in Asimov’s.

Colin P. Davies lives near Liverpool, England and has been contributing to the science fiction and fantasy magazines for twenty-five years. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Andromeda Spaceways, Daily Science Fiction and elsewhere. His story “The Defenders” was included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction #22 edited by Gardner Dozois. Colin is currently working on the third novel in his Young Adult comic fantasy trilogy Clifford and the Bookmole. More information can be found at Colin’s webite www.colinpdavies.com

Narrated by Sarah Afa

Sarah was born and raised in the United States, and moved to Australia in 2009. She has years of experience doing public speaking, as well as reading poetry and prose for competitions. Yes, she is a talker! She enjoys singing, reading, and adventuring the world with her new husband.


Short Fiction: “Tempora Mutantur” by Anatoly Belilovsky

Originally appeared in Stupefying Stories.

Anatoly Belilovsky is a Russian-American author and translator of speculative fiction. He was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling through it on their way to Czechoslovakia in 1968. After being traded to the US for a shipload of grain and a defector to be named later (see wikipedia, Jackson-Vanik amendment), he learned English from Star Trek reruns and went on to become a paediatrician in an area of New York where English is only the fourth most commonly used language. His original work appeared or will appear in the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology, Ideomancer, Nature Futures, Stupefying Stories, Immersion Book of Steampunk, Daily SF, Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, and Genius Loci anthology, and has been podcast by Cast of Wonders, Tales of Old, and Toasted Cake; his translations from Russian have sold to F&SF, Year’s Best SF #32 (edited by Gardner Dozois,) Grimdark, and Kasma. He blogs about writing at loldoc.net.

Narrated by J.S. Arquin

J.S. Arquin is an actor, writer, musician and pessimistic optimist.  He lives in Portland, Oregon and spends a large portion of his time producing The Overcast, a speculative fiction podcast featuring breathtaking stories from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. Find it at: www.peoples-ink.com/the-overcast