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StarShipSofa No 483 Alex Shvartsman

Main Fiction: “The Race for Arcadia” by Alex Shvartsman

Originally published in Mission Tomorrow

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2015 Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were both published in 2015. His website is

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

Narrated by: John Dodds

John Dodds is the author of The Kendrick Chronicles, audiobooks published by Blackstone Audio, USA. The first two novels in the series, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss are narrated by Robin Sachs, who appeared in a number of science fiction films and TV series, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Torchwood. The third novel, Babylon Slide, is narrated by award-winning actor, John Lee, who also narrated one of the Game of Thrones novels, “A Feast for Crows.” John also writes science fiction and horror and all of his work (including The Kendrick Chronicles) is available for Amazon Kindle.