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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.

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

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.

 

StarShipSofa No 450 Effie Seiberg and Rachelle Harp

 

Main Fiction: “Rocket Surgery” by Effie Seiberg

Originally appeared in Analog

Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her stories can be found in the “Women Destroy Science Fiction!” special edition of Lightspeed Magazine, Galaxy’s Edge, Analog, and PodCastle, amongst others. She is a graduate of Taos Toolbox 2013, a member of Codex, and a reader at Tor.com. Effie lives in San Francisco, recently and upcoming (but not presently) near a giant sculpture of a pink bunny head with a skull in its mouth. She likes to make sculpted cakes and bad puns. Find her online at effieseiberg.com and on Twitter @effies.

Narrated by: Stephanie Morris

Stephanie is a professional fangirl by day and your friendly, neighborhood, not-quite-a-librarian staffing the circulation desk by night. She has narrated short stories for PseudoPod, PodCastle, EscapePod, and Cast of Wonders, guest-blogged on subjects ranging from new books to zombie turkeys, and performed Shakespeare in a handful of weird churches. Until she suppresses her inner perfectionist enough to create a website, you can find her on Twitter at @smaliamorris.


Short Fiction: “On Trial” By Rachelle Harp

Originally appeared in Havok 2

Last year, I was a Writers of the Future Contest Finalist and two-time Silver Honorable Mention winner. I’m a Zebulon Contest Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Novel winner for the  Pikes Peak Writers and a novelrocket.com Launch Pad Novel Contest grand prize winner as well. My stories have been published in Havok Magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Narrated by: Setsu Uzume

Setsu spent her formative years in and out of dojos. She also trained in a monastery in rural China,
studying Daoism and swordplay. She is a member of Codex and SFWA. While she has dabbled in many arts, only writing and martial arts seem to have stuck. Find her on Twitter @KatanaPen

Fact: Science New by J J Campanella