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StarShipSofa No 437 Jeffrey Ford

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Main Fiction: “Blood Drive” by Jeffrey Ford

Originally published in After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels, Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, and The Shadow Year. His story collections are The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, and Crackpot Palace. A new collection, A Natural History of Hell ,will appear in May of 2016 from Small Beer Press. Ford is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, Nebula, Shirley Jackson Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France), Hayakawa Award (Japan). His fiction has been translated into over 20 languages. In addition to writing, he’s been a professor of literature and writing for 35 years and has been a guest lecturer at Clarion Writing Workshop, The Stone Coast MFA Program, The Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and the Antioch University Writing Workshop. He lives in Ohio and currently teaches part time at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Narrated by: Veronica Gigeure

Veronica “V.” Giguere is a narrator, author, and educator. In love with her microphone for a decade, she has voiced spoiled supervillains, tempting demons, Communist metahumans, space marines, anxious technomancers, secret agent archaeologists, suspicious journalists, foxling pirates, enchanted princesses, and a young woman facing an odd spider infestation. She is a coauthor of the Secret World Chronicles podcast novel series and her other writings include inner-city cyberpunk, psychological thrillers, and zombies. When she isn’t telling you your favorite stories, Veronica masquerades as a mild-mannered academic whose specialties include time management, peer tutor training, and academic resource instruction. http://www.voicesbyveronica.com, http://www.facebook.com/voicesbyveronica/, Twitter: @vforvoice

 

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Main Fiction: “Bitter Remedy” by Krystal Claxton

Originally published in Plasma Frequency Magazine

Tragically born with a miscalibrated sense of humor, Krystal Claxton lived in nine US states before the age of thirteen. The combination of the two has left her with an oscillating accent and a habit of laughing at things that aren’t funny. She currently lives in Georgia with her long-suffering spouse, a dog who thinks she’s a cat, and a number of children that is subject to change.  She enjoys breaking Heinlein’s Rules, getting distracted by Dragon Con, and feverishly researching whichever random topic has just piqued her interest. Keep up with her at krystalclaxton.com and on twitter @krystalclaxton

Narrated by Karen Bovenmyer

Karen Bovenmyer is an exiled super villain making reparations from Ames, Iowa, where she contributes many hours of public service teaching new writers and training the next generation of super scientists at Iowa State University. Part of her rehabilitation includes serving as nonfiction assistant editor for Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine, a quarterly ezine publishing fun and uplifting science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her villainous exploits have been cataloged in such venues as Devilfish Review, Crossed Genres, Abyss and Apex Magazine and are forthcoming on the Pseudopod Podcast. She is truly sorry for her previous misdeeds and encourages you to check out Krystal Claxton’s other stories, especially Graeme Dunlop’s narration of “The Newsboy’s Last Stand” over at the PodCastle Podcast. She credits Claxton’s writings as pivotal in her decision to lay down her mask and check herself into the villain reform program.

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