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StarShipSofa No 510 Dan Abnett

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Main Fiction: “The Frost Giant’s Data” by Dan Abnett

Originally published in Cosmic Powers

Dan Abnett is a seven-times New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn Cycle, volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy. In comics, his 2008 run on Guardians of the Galaxy formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movies. A regular contributor to the UK’s long-running 2000AD, he is the creator of series including Brink, Grey Area, Lawless, Kingdom and the classic Sinister Dexter. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien:Isolation.  His is currently the writer on Aquaman, The Titans and The Silencer for DC Comics. Dan lives and works in the UK. Follow him on Twitter @VincentAbnett

Narrated by: Roberto Suarez 

By day, Roberto Suarez works as a community college student advocate and recruiter. By night he geeks out on all things fantasy and science fiction, comic books and board games. He is the co-host and producer of A Pod of Casts: The Game of Thrones Podcast and the new Radio Westworld, a podcast dedicated to HBO’s latest science fiction series. You can find Roberto on the web at robertosuarez.me, or on Twitter as @PuertoGeekan.

Fact: Amy H Sturgis Looking Back At Genre History

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

StarShipSofa No 476 Julian Smith

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Main Fiction: “The World of Dew” by Julian Mortimer Smith

Originally published in PULP Literature

Julian Mortimer Smith has published more than a dozen stories in some of the world’s top speculative fiction magazines, including Asimov’s, Terraform, and Daily Science Fiction. One of his stories, “Headshot,” appeared in the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016 anthology. He has also written non-fiction articles about subjects such as the Shag Harbour UFO incident and the North American Conkers Championship. Julian lives in a small lobstering town in southwest Nova Scotia. You can find out more at: http://julianmortimersmith.com/

Narrated by: Brian Rollins

Brian Rollins was born in California and grew up in and around the Western US. He currently resides in Highlands Ranch, CO where he works as a voice artist primarily focused on audiobooks. He is probably best known for being the voice of the Glen and Tyler series of audiobooks, written by JB Sanders. If you’re in the Denver area in March, you can find him on stage with Magic Moments, a non-profit theater group that brings theater professionals and people with special needs together to create an original show every year. You can hire Brian to narrate your next audiobook at TheVoicesInMyHead.com

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

StarShipSofa No 471 Kate O’Connor

Main Fiction: “Intertwined” by Kate O’Connor

Originally published in Intergalactic Medicine Show

After graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Kate O’Connor took up writing science fiction and fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including Intergalactic Medicine ShowDiabolical Plots, and Escape Pod. In between telling stories, she flies airplanes, digs up artifacts, and edits an aviation magazine. Her website can be found at kateoconnor3.wordpress.com.
Narrated by: Jen R. Albert
Jen R. Albert is an entomologist, writer, editor, narrator, wife, dog-mom, game-player, reader of all the things, and haver of too many hobbies from Toronto. She is a regular narrator at the Escape Artists podcasts and is co-editor of podcastle.org.

StarShipSofa No 466 Richard Johnson

Main Fiction: “Taking the High Road” by Richard Johnson

Originally published at Baen.com

Richard Johnson is an award-winning writer of science fiction having won the Gold Award at the Writers of the Future Competition in 2011 and the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest in 2012. He has previously appeared on Starship Sofa with his flash fiction A Friend in Need (and you’ve also accepted my Writers of the Future winging story although that hasn’t appeared yet).

His day job as a structural engineer has taken him all over the world from the UK and Dublin to Singapore and Hong Kong.  He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two young sons.

He blogs at RPLJohnson.com and his previously published short stories can be found at all ebook retailers.

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Narrated by: Stephanie Morrris

Stephanie is a professional student, a librarian-in-training, a voracious biblio- and audiophile, and an occasional writer of short stories. She has narrated fiction for Pseudopod, Podcastle, and Cast of Wonders.

 

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