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StarShipSofa No 432 Evan Dicken and Zhe Xu

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Your Remarkable Adventure by StarShipSofa host Tony C Smith

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Interview: Zhe Xu and the robotic hand


 

Main Fiction: “Citizen of the Galaxy” by Evan Dicken

Originally published in Analog – December 2014.

By day, Evan Dicken studies old Japanese maps and analyzes medical research data at the Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His work has most recently appeared in: Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and The Overcast, and he has stories forthcoming from publishers such as: Chaosium, Unlikely Story, and Cast of Wonders. Feel free to visit him at: evandicken.com.
Narrated by: Andrea Subissati

Andrea Subissati is a sociologist, journalist and podcaster. In 2010, her masters thesis on the social impact of zombie cinema was published under the title When There’s No More Room In Hell: The Sociology of the Living Dead. She joined the staff of Rue Morgue magazine in 2014, to which she is a frequent contributor. Her writing has also been published in The Undead and Theology (2012) and The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (2015).

In addition to writing, Andrea is the co-host and producer of The Faculty of Horror podcast with writer Alexandra West. She has made guest appearances on the Rue Morgue Podcast and Pseudopod, and is co-curator of The Black Museum, a Toronto-based monthly horror lecture series she founded with Canuxploitation creator Paul Corupe. Lady Hellbat lives and works out of Toronto, Ontario. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

StarStarShip No 427 Michael R. Fletcher and Mark Zastrow

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Interview: Mark ZastrowInside the cloning factory that creates 500 new animals a day


Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis


Main Fiction: “Intellectual Property” by Michael R. Fletcher

Originally appeared in Interzone.

Michael R. Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author who lives with his wife and daughter in the endless soulless suburban sprawl north of Toronto, Canada. His hobbies include… uh… he doesn’t really have hobbies. He likes death metal, does that count?  His first novel, 88, a cyberpunk tale about harvesting children for their brains, was published by Five Rivers Publishing in 2013.

Mike’s second novel, Beyond Redemption, a work of dark fantasy and rampant delusion, was released by Harper Voyager in June of 2015. The next two Manifest Delusions novels have been written and are currently in various stages of editing. Mike is represented by Cameron McClure of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Narrated by: Austin Learned

Austin Learned is an Asian-American aspiring actor/singer/voice actor who would probably appreciate your comments and encouragement on this fine piece of work. Twitter @alearnedman00


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Beware The Hairy Mango: Donated Episode 4 – Professor Nutty

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StarShipSofa No 424 Vaughan Stanger and Zak Wilson

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Interview: Zak Wilson Find out what it’s like to live on Mars for 8 months!


Fact: Science News with J J Campanella


Main Fiction: “First and Third” by Vaughan Stanger

Originally appeared in Postscripts 26/27

Formerly an astronomer and more recently a research project manager in an aerospace company,  Vaughan Stanger now writes SF and fantasy fiction for a living. His stories have appeared in Daily  Science Fiction, End of an Aeon, Postscripts, Nature Futures and Interzone, amongst other noted  magazines and anthologies. Follow his literary adventures at  www.vaughanstanger.com

Narrated by Nikolle Doolin

Nikolle is a writer and a voice actor. Her fiction, poetry, and plays have been published and presented; and her voice has appeared in various mediums. Nikolle has performed numerous narrations for a number of popular and award-winning podcasts, such as: The NoSleep Podcast, Far-Fetched Fables, and Tales to Terrify. She also narrates classic literature in her own podcast Audio Literature Odyssey. To learn more about Nikolle, visit her website at nikolledoolin.com.

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StarShipSofa No 418 Julie Frost and Dr Bruce Drinkwater

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Bruce Drinkwater blueprint plans for ultrasonic tractor beam!

Main Fiction: “Sensory Overload” by Julie Frost

Originally published in Plasma Frequency Magazine.

Julie Frost writes every shade of speculative fiction and lives in Utah with her family (wherein the pets outnumber the people) and a collection of anteaters and Oaxacan carvings, some of which intersect. Her fiction has appeared in Cosmos, Unlikely Story, Plasma Frequency, Stupefying Stories, and many other venues, and has been a Finalist at Writers of the Future and the Hidden Prize for Prose. Her first novel, “Pack Dynamics,” will be released at Salt Lake ComicCon by WordFire Press. She whines about writing, a lot, at http://agilebrit.livejournal.com/

Narrated by Marc Levinthal

Marc Levinthal is a writer and musician who has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over thirty years. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, he moved to L.A. in the early eighties to become a rock star. That didn’t quite happen as planned, but a lot of other cool stuff did. He has been involved with both “The Music Business” (having co-written the hit single “Three Little Pigs” while in the band Green Jello) and “The Motion Picture Industry” (having co-written the score for the cult movie classic “Valley Girl.”)

Marc’s short stories have appeared in Aboriginal Science Fiction, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, and several anthologies, including Mondo Zombie and Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.“The Emerald Burrito of Oz,” a novel written with John Skipp, was published by Eraserhead Press in 2010. His first solo novel,“Other Music,”is forthcoming from Dark RegionsSciFi in early 2016: http://www.darkregions.com/books/other-music-by-marc-levinthal

Marc currently lives in Pasadena with his two lovely nerd children, somewhere between JPL and Mount Wilson.

StarShipSofa No 417 Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and Nathaniel Calhoun

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Interview: Nathaniel Calhoun


Main Fiction: “The Damaged” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Originally published in Interzone.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction has appeared in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She lives in Texas with her partner and two literarily-named cats: Gimli and Don Quixote. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program and curates the annual Art & Words Show in Fort Worth. You can visit her on Twitter @BonnieJoStuffle or through her website: www.bonniejostufflebeam.com.

Narrated by Katherine Inskip

Katherine weighs galaxies for a living, and builds worlds in her spare time. She is addicted to chocolate and Japanese logic puzzles.

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