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StarShipSofa No 458 T. R. Napper

 

Main Fiction: “An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets” by T. R. Napper

Originally appeared in Interzone #256

T R Napper’s short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone (several issues), Grimdark Magazine, and several others. He is a Writers of the Future winner and been nominated for the Ditmar Awards. T R Napper has spent the last decade living and working throughout South East Asia.  His website is here: http://www.nappertime.com/, and he can be found here on twitter: @DarklingEarth

Narrated by: Graeme Dunlop 

Graeme Dunlop is a Solution Architect and voice actor living in Melbourne, Australia. He also wears rather too many hats over at the Escape Artists family of publications. His main hat is co-editor of PodCastle, the weekly fantasy fiction podcast.

 

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StarShipSofa No 442 Erica L. Satifka and Mark Mann

Interview: Mark Mann – Hassan and the Beam

Main Fiction: “Signs Following” by Erica L. Satifka

Originally published in Ideomancer

Erica L. Satifka’s fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Shimmer, and various other places. Her debut novel Stay Crazy will be released by Apex Publications in August 2016. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her spouse Rob and three needy cats. Visit her online at ericasatifka.com or on Twitter @ericasatifka.

Narrated by: Robert A. K. Gonyo

Robert A. K. Gonyo is a theatre director, actor, sound designer, voiceover artist, and musician residing in Queens. He is a Founder & Director of Co-Op Theatre East (cooptheatreeast.org), and the producer of Go See a Show!, New York City’s independent theatre podcast (goseeashowpodcast.com). robertgonyo.com

StarShipSofa No 421 Fiona Moore and Jason Koebler

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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.

StarShipSofa No 419 Krystal Claxon and Louis Rosenberg

Coming Up….

Louis Rosenberg – founder of Unanimous Ai

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Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis

Main Fiction: “Bitter Remedy” by Krystal Claxton

Originally published in Plasma Frequency Magazine

Tragically born with a miscalibrated sense of humor, Krystal Claxton lived in nine US states before the age of thirteen. The combination of the two has left her with an oscillating accent and a habit of laughing at things that aren’t funny. She currently lives in Georgia with her long-suffering spouse, a dog who thinks she’s a cat, and a number of children that is subject to change.  She enjoys breaking Heinlein’s Rules, getting distracted by Dragon Con, and feverishly researching whichever random topic has just piqued her interest. Keep up with her at krystalclaxton.com and on twitter @krystalclaxton

Narrated by Karen Bovenmyer

Karen Bovenmyer is an exiled super villain making reparations from Ames, Iowa, where she contributes many hours of public service teaching new writers and training the next generation of super scientists at Iowa State University. Part of her rehabilitation includes serving as nonfiction assistant editor for Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine, a quarterly ezine publishing fun and uplifting science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her villainous exploits have been cataloged in such venues as Devilfish Review, Crossed Genres, Abyss and Apex Magazine and are forthcoming on the Pseudopod Podcast. She is truly sorry for her previous misdeeds and encourages you to check out Krystal Claxton’s other stories, especially Graeme Dunlop’s narration of “The Newsboy’s Last Stand” over at the PodCastle Podcast. She credits Claxton’s writings as pivotal in her decision to lay down her mask and check herself into the villain reform program.

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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.

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