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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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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


Download Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors here.

Beware The Hairy Mango: Donated Episode 4 – Professor Nutty

Hugo Award – Best Fancast


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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 416 Colin P. Davies and Anatoly Belilovsky

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Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

Interview with editor of Escape Artists’ MotherShip Zeta, Karen Bovenmyer with Jeremy Szal


Main Fiction: Julian of Earth” by Colin P. Davies

Originally published in Asimov’s.

Colin P. Davies lives near Liverpool, England and has been contributing to the science fiction and fantasy magazines for twenty-five years. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Andromeda Spaceways, Daily Science Fiction and elsewhere. His story “The Defenders” was included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction #22 edited by Gardner Dozois. Colin is currently working on the third novel in his Young Adult comic fantasy trilogy Clifford and the Bookmole. More information can be found at Colin’s webite www.colinpdavies.com

Narrated by Sarah Afa

Sarah was born and raised in the United States, and moved to Australia in 2009. She has years of experience doing public speaking, as well as reading poetry and prose for competitions. Yes, she is a talker! She enjoys singing, reading, and adventuring the world with her new husband.


Short Fiction: “Tempora Mutantur” by Anatoly Belilovsky

Originally appeared in Stupefying Stories.

Anatoly Belilovsky is a Russian-American author and translator of speculative fiction. He was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling through it on their way to Czechoslovakia in 1968. After being traded to the US for a shipload of grain and a defector to be named later (see wikipedia, Jackson-Vanik amendment), he learned English from Star Trek reruns and went on to become a paediatrician in an area of New York where English is only the fourth most commonly used language. His original work appeared or will appear in the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology, Ideomancer, Nature Futures, Stupefying Stories, Immersion Book of Steampunk, Daily SF, Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, and Genius Loci anthology, and has been podcast by Cast of Wonders, Tales of Old, and Toasted Cake; his translations from Russian have sold to F&SF, Year’s Best SF #32 (edited by Gardner Dozois,) Grimdark, and Kasma. He blogs about writing at loldoc.net.

Narrated by J.S. Arquin

J.S. Arquin is an actor, writer, musician and pessimistic optimist.  He lives in Portland, Oregon and spends a large portion of his time producing The Overcast, a speculative fiction podcast featuring breathtaking stories from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. Find it at: www.peoples-ink.com/the-overcast