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StarShipSofa No 537 Lauren Beukes

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Main Fiction: “Pop Tarts” by Lauren Beukes

Originally appeared in Laugh it Off.

Lauren Beukes is a South African author and scriptwriter. Her books include the black magic noir, Zoo City, which won the Arthur C Clarke Award, The Shining Girls, about a time-travelling serial killer and the survivor who turns the hunt around, which won the University of Johannesburg Prize, and Survivor’s Club, a horror comic with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly. Her latest book is Slipping: Short Stories, Essays & Other Writing, which includes Pop Tarts and other weirdnesses.

Narrated by: Masali Baduza 

Masali Baduza is an actress based in Cape Town. She studied at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. She has two babies (read: dogs) who make her very happy. Chocolate also makes her very happy. Cheesy pasta too. One day she hopes to run a production company.

Special thanks to Jon Keevy of the Alexander Bar Cape Town theatre and the Sound Foundry studio, where this story was professionally recorded.

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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