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StarShipSofa No 495 Gerri Leen


Main Fiction: “The Woman I Used To Be” by Gerri Leen

Originally published in Grimdark Magazine: Issue #1

Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle.  She has work appearing in: Nature, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, Grimdark, and others.  She recently caught the editing bug and is preparing to edit her fourth anthology for an independent press.  See more at http://www.gerrileen.com.

Narrated by: Margaret Essex

Margaret lives the good life on a small piece of rural New South Wales Australia, with an amazing man, a couple of pets, all the usual biting and stinging critters that make great horror stories for overseas visitors and several rambunctious wombats.

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

StarShipSofa No 473 Leah Cypess

 

Main Fiction: “What We Ourselves are Not” by Leah Cypess

Originally published in Asimov’s..

 

Leah Cypess wrote her first short story – in which the narrator was an ice cream cone – at the age of six, and sold her first piece of fiction while in high school. She has degrees in biology, journalism, and law, and has traveled to Iceland, Israel, Jordan, and Costa Rica, among other places. She now lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the author of four fantasy novels published by HarperCollins: Mistwood, Nightspell, Death Sworn, and Death Marked.

Leah has also published short stories in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Sword & Sorceress, among other places. Her story Nanny’s Day was nominated for the Nebula in 2012. You can find out more about her at www.leahcypess.com.

Narrated by: Elie Hirschman

Elie Hirschman was born in New York City and raised just outside of it. His professional voice work ranges from children’s educational material to real estate advice website audio, with a scientific article and a guided tour of a Polish salt mine thrown in for good measure. He’s currently active in all Escape Artists podcasts (Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod and Cast of Wonders) and also appearing semi-regularly in the Nosleep Podcast.

 

 

StarShipSofa No 444 Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan

StarShipSofa No 444 Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan – mp3

Week 1 of Translations Special Month! 

This story was originally written in Chinese and has been translated into English.


Main Fiction: “The Smog Society” by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan.

 

Originally published in Lightspeed Magazine, Issue #63, reprinted in Loosed Upon The World, edited by John Joseph Adams. Audio produced by Sky Boat Media

Chen Qiufan (A.K.A. Stanley Chan) was born in Shantou, Guangdong province. Chan is a science fiction writer, columnist, script writer and a Technology start-up CMO. Since 2004, he has published over thirty stories in Science Fiction WorldEsquireChutzpah!, many of which are collected in Thin Code. His debut novel, The Waste Tide, was published in January 2013 and was praised by Liu Cixin as “the pinnacle of near-future SF writing”. Chan is the most widely translated young writer of science fiction in China, with his short works translated into English, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Polish and published in ClarkesworldInterzone, and F&SF. He has won Taiwan’s Dragon Fantasy Award, China’s Galaxy and Nebula Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award along with Ken Liu. He lives in Beijing.

Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula, two Hugos, a World Fantasy Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the Sturgeon and the Locus Awards. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts. Ken’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings, the first in a fantasy series, will be published by Simon & Schuster’s new genre fiction imprint in 2015, along with a collection of short stories.

Carmen Yiling Yan was born in China and currently attends UCLA. Since starting out as an amateur translator, her translation work has been published by Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Galaxy’s Edge. Her writing has been published in Daily Science Fiction. Her other interests include drawing, mineralogy, and ancient Chinese history.

Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than two thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.