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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 430 Arkady Martine

 

Main Fiction: “Lace Downstairs” by Arkady Martine

Originally published in Abyss & Apex

Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a Byzantine historian. In both roles she writes about border politics, rhetorical propaganda, and liminal spaces. She was a student at Viable Paradise XVII. Arkady grew up in New York City and currently lives in Uppsala, Sweden. Find her online at arkadymartine.wordpress.com or on Twitter as @ArkadyMartine.

Narrated by: Tatiana Gomberg

Tatiana Gomberg 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 lives in New York City. See more about her at www.tatianagomberg.com

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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 422 Brian K. Lowe and Prof. Christopher Riley

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Fiction Crawler 16 by Matthew Sanborn Smith


Interview: Professor Christopher Riley talks about Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell


Interview: Salvatore Cerchio talks about Omura’s whales off northwest Madagascar

S.Cerchio_CHA20151108D8A-203 v2 copyMain Fiction: “Rights and Wrongs” by Brian K. Lowe

Originally published in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Magic Medicine Show

Brian K. Lowe is a 21st century SF author who, judging by his cell phone, still lives in the 20th century. His stories have appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Buzzy Mag, and  numerous times in Daily Science Fiction. “Rights and Wrongs” originally appeared in IGMS in March 2014. He has self-published three novels: The Invisible City (SF) in 2013; Once a Knight, a Tale of the Daze of Chivalry (fantasy) in 2014; and The Choking Rain (thriller) in 2014. A complete list of his works and his thoughts on why literature would be vastly improved if everyone would just do things his way can be found at http//:brianklowe.wordpress.com.

Narrated by: David D. Levine

David D. Levine is the author of novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016) and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo Award, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies as well as award-winning collection Space Magic from Wheatland Press.

David is a contributor to George R. R. Martin’s bestselling shared-world series Wild Cards. He is also a member of publishing cooperative Book View Cafe and of nonprofit organization Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Inc. He has narrated podcasts for Escape Pod, PodCastle, and StarShipSofa, and his video “Dr. Talon’s Letter to the Editor” was a finalist for the Parsec Award. In 2010 he spent two weeks at a simulated Mars base in the Utah desert.

David lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Kate Yule. His web site is www.daviddlevine.com.


 

StarShipSofa No 420 David Steffen and David Brin

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Interview: David Brin and The Best Year in Space Ever!


Fact: Science News by J J Campanella 


Main Fiction: “Catastrophic Failure” by David Steffen

Fiction originally appeared in Perihelion Science Fiction.

David is a software engineer and writer living in Minnesota. He is the editor of Diabolical Plots, a speculative fiction zine of fiction and nonfiction. In 2015 Diabolical Plots began publishing original fiction for the first time. He is also the administrator of the Submission Grinder, a web tool for writers to track their submissions and find markets for their work. His fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, AE and many others.

Narrated by: Mark Kilfoil

Mark “the Encaffeinated ONE” Kilfoil loves fiction, so much so that he’s written some (such as the Parsec-nominated Tainted Roses), read quite a lot (a library of over a thousand half-read books and growing) and now narrates them (sometimes actually recorded for others). He’s found that volunteering for a dozen years in radio was a decent way to get a full-time job as a Program Director at a community radio station in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, but not such a great way to finish his thesis, so he stopped at a Masters in Computer Science. He can be heard frequently on CHSRfm.ca, and two of his shows irregularly appear as podcasts, and can be found at encaffeinated.ca (CAFFEEN!) and theweirdshow.com (The WEIRD Show, winner of a Parsec Award for “Best Infotainment”). He likes cats enough to pet them but not enough to own one, and computers enough to own several but pet none of them. He will someday write a million words, but at this rate, that will require life extension, so he eagerly awaits the ability to upload into a computer, if that hasn’t already happened and this is all only a simulation.

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