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StarShipSofa No 584 Chris Beckett

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Main Fiction: “The Peacock Clock” by Chris Beckett

Originally published in the short fiction collection of the same name.

Chris Beckett’s short stories began to appear in print in 1990.  He has published 6 novels to date, the most recent being America City, and 3 short story collections, of which the latest is Spring Tide.  His next novel, Beneath the World, a Sea, will appear in April 2019.  He won the Clarke award for his novel Dark Eden, and the Edge Hill Prize for his story collection, The Turing Test. A former social worker, social work manager and social work lecturer, but now concentrating on his writing, he lives in Cambridge, England.

Narrated by: George Hrab

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs and a concert DVD; published two books; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award-winning podcast; emceed countless science conferences; been a TEDx speaker; and has even performed for President Clinton. He’s traveled to four continents promoting critical thinking, science, and skepticism through story and song. George is considered one of the preeminent skeptic/science/atheist/geek-culture music icons currently living in his apartment.

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StarShipSofa No 474 David John Baker and Colin Gibson

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Main Fiction: “Nanoamerica” by David John Baker

Originally published in PS Publishing’s Catastrophia.

David John Baker is a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan, where he studies the conceptual foundations of modern physics.  He has defended the view that space and time are as real as material objects, and that there is no fundamental difference between your left hand and your right hand.  He also teaches a popular course on science fiction and philosophy.  His stories have appeared in Escape Pod, Writers of the Future, and the PS Publishing anthology Catastrophia.  Visit him online at www-personal.umich.edu/~djbaker.

Narrated by: George Hrab

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs and a concert DVD; published two books; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award-winning podcast; emceed countless science conferences; been a TEDx speaker; and has even performed for President Clinton. He’s traveled to four continents promoting critical thinking, science, and skepticism through story and song. George is considered one of the preeminent skeptic/science/atheist/geek-culture music icons currently living in his apartment.

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