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StarShipSofa No 459 Martin L. Shoemaker

 

Main Fiction: “Unrefined” by Martin L. Shoemaker

Originally appeared in Writers of the Future #31

Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest earned him lunch with Buzz Aldrin. Programming never did that! His work has appeared in Analog, Clarkesworld, Galaxy’s Edge, Digital Science Fiction, Forever Magazine, and Writers of the Future Volume 31. His novella Murder on the Aldrin Express was reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirty-First Annual Collection and in Year’s Top Short SF Novels 4. His short story “Today I Am Paul” will be reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-third Annual Edition, The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One, The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8, and will appear in French translation in Galaxies magazine.

Narrated by: Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson (aka Harry Shaw) has been recording audiobooks since 2006, starting as a Librivox volunteer and later for such producers as Audible, Audible Frontiers, Hachette, Wonderaudio, Listen2aBook and Iambik. Recording as Mark Nelson and as “Harry Shaw”, he’s narrated more than fifty commercial audiobooks, including classics, horror, mysteries, and contemporary and classic science fiction. He still regularly contributes to Librivox, which he credits for getting him out of Human Resources and into something useful. Visit his website at www.markdouglasnelson.com.

StarShipSofa No 424 Vaughan Stanger and Zak Wilson

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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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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.