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StarShipSofa No 438 Rjurik Davidson and Sunil Patel

The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington DC will be hosting a three day event  known as Escape Velocity which is  Part Comic Con and Part Science Fiction Festival.  20% discount on admission to all StarShipSofa listeners  if they use the promo code SOFA20.

Details about the event are below and at www.EscapeVelocity.events

 

Main Fiction: “Skins” by Rjurik Davidson

Originally published in Cosmos Magazine.

Rjurik Davidson is a freelance writer. He has written short stories, essays, reviews and screenplays.     His novel, Unwrapped Sky, was published by Tor Books in April 2014. Sci Fi Now claims it can “go toe-to-toe with China Miéville’s best.” Kirkus Reviews calls it “Impressively imagined and densely detailed.” Newtown Review of Books says it’s “one volume you cannot ignore.” His novel, The Stars Askew will be out in 2016 and his screenplay The Uncertainty Principle (co-written with Ben Chessell) is currently in development. Rjurik can be found at www.rjurik.com and tweets as @rjurikdavidson.

Narrated by: Kaushik Narasimhan

Kaushik is a management consultant by day and a writer by night with a keen interest in psychedelics and role playing video games. Website: http://kazarelth.net, twitter: @Kazarelth

 


Short Fiction: “The Attic of Memories” by Sunil Patel

Originally published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

Sunil Patel is a Bay Area fiction writer and playwright who has written about everything from ghostly cows to talking beer. His plays have been performed at San Francisco Theater Pub and San Francisco Olympians Festival, and his fiction has appeared in Saturday Night Reader, Fireside Magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Flash Fiction Online, and The Book Smugglers, and is forthcoming in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination and Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place. Plus, he reviews books for Lightspeed and he is Assistant Editor of Mothership Zeta. His favorite things to consume include nachos, milkshakes, and narrative. Find out more at ghostwritingcow.com, where you can watch his plays, or follow him @ghostwritingcow. His Twitter has been described as “engaging”, “exclamatory”, and “crispy, crunchy, peanut buttery.”

Narrated by: Julie C. Day

Julie C. Day’s fiction has appeared in such venues Interzone, Podcastle, and Resurrection House’s anthology XIII. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program  and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.

You can find Julie’s latest story “Florida Miracles” in Interzone 261. As well as narrating for StarshipSofa, Julie is also the host of the Small Beer Press podcast. If you want to hear more of Julie’s voice, you can find her narration of Carmen Maria Machado’s “I Bury Myself” at smallbeerpress.com/tag/podcastery/.

Finally! You can find Julie herself on Twitter @thisjulieday or through her website:www.stillwingingit.com.

StarShipSofa No 421 Fiona Moore and Jason Koebler

Coming Up..

Interview: Jason Koebler. Also check out Jason’s amazing podcast “Radio Motherboard


Main Fiction: “The Metaphor” by Fiona Moore

Originally published in Interzone.

Fiona Moore is an anthropologist at the University of London by day and an SF writer by night. Her previous credits include fiction and poetry in, among others, Interzone, Asimov, Dark Horizons and Unlikely Story, three stage plays, four audio plays, and four guidebooks to cult TV series, most recently a 2-volume guide to Battlestar Galactica. She lives in an extremely crowded house in Surrey, and travels a lot. Read all about her adventures at www.fiona-moore.com

Narrated by Julie C. Day

Julie C. Day’s fiction has appeared in such venues Interzone, Podcastle, and Resurrection House’s anthology XIII. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program  and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.

You can find Julie’s latest story “Florida Miracles” in Interzone 261. As well as narrating for StarshipSofa, Julie is also the host of the Small Beer Press podcast. If you want to hear more of Julie’s voice, you can find her narration of Carmen Maria Machado’s “I Bury Myself” at smallbeerpress.com/tag/podcastery/.

Finally! You can find Julie herself on Twitter @thisjulieday or through her website:www.stillwingingit.com.