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StarShipSofa No 502 Claude Lalumiere

Main Fiction: “This Is The Ice-Age” by Claude Lalumiere

Originally published in Mythspring

Claude Lalumière is the author of Objects of Worship, The Door to Lost Pages, Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes, and Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment. His first fiction – “Bestial Acts” – appeared in Interzone in 2002, and he has since published more than 100 stories, several of which have been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, and Serbian and adapted for stage, screen, audio, and comics. In summer 2016, he was one of 21 international short-fiction writers showcased at Serbia’s Kikinda Short 11: The New Deal. Originally from Montreal, he now lives in Ottawa. His website is at claudepages.info.

Narrated by: Deanna Sanchez

Deanna Sanchez is a voiceover talent and actress who has performed professionally for 14 years. She has voiced various commercials, industrials, and characters, and specializes in the “sexy voice” of powerful female roles. Deanna also consults in Geographical Information Systems and develops custom mapping applications for real estate and other industries. Three-dimensional visualization of spatial data is a favorite pastime, and she has spent many hours translating real-Earth elevation data into unique 3D worlds. Deanna’s voice over demo can be heard at the Lambert Studios website, an outstanding full service recording studio.

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StarShipSofa No 497 Julie Novakova

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Main Fiction: “The Ship Whisperer” by Julie Novakova 

Originally published in Asimov’s

Julie Novakova is a Czech author and translator of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Fantasy Scroll, Persistent Visions and other magazines and anthologies. Her work in Czech includes seven novels, one anthology (Terra Nullius) and over thirty short stories and novelettes. Some of her works have been translated into Chinese, Romanian and Estonian. She received the Encouragement Award of the European science fiction and fantasy society in 2013 and won the Aeronautilus Award (“Czech equivalent of Hugo”) three times. She is an evolutionary biologist by study, takes a keen interest in planetary science and engages in science outreach. She’s currently working on her first novel in English. Follow her on Twitter @Julianne_SF.

Narrated by: Juliana Erickson

Imagining herself as the heroine in all her favorite stories, Juliana Erickson has always enjoyed exploring new and fantastic worlds. Off the pages, she has explored much of our own world, even calling Hawaii and Italy her other homes. Between adventures, and workouts at the kickboxing gym, she likes watching anything with dinosaurs, vikings, or aliens. Juliana’s mild-mannered alter ego is an instructional designer living in SoCal with her husband and their art collection. Follow the adventures of Juliana at VaultandVeil.com.

StarShipSofa No 480 David Gullen

Main Fiction: “All Your Futures Are Belong To Us” by David Gullen

Originally appeared in ARC 1.3

David is a white African writer whose short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His work has won the British Fantasy Society short story competition, placed third in the Aeon Award, and been shortlisted for the James White Award. He has also been a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Narrated by: Tatiana Grey

Tatiana Grey is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth.  She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn’t won a single damned thing.  She does, however have a feature film hitting the festival circuit called Serious Laundry.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York.  See more about Tatiana at www.tatianagrey.com