May 2, 2012 at 8:44 am #22674
Tony C. SmithMember
Fact: Covering the Sofa by Skeet with artist Jan Ditlev Christensen 02:30
Short Fiction: Mindy In the Shadows of Broadway by Steven Silver 05:00
Fact: Everything by Morgan Saletta 24:40
Short Fiction: Godshift by Nancy Fulda 46:00
Main Fiction Incompatible by Will McIntosh 01:03:00
First Chapters: Particle Horizon by Selso Xisto 01:59:00May 2, 2012 at 9:49 am #22676
Tony C. SmithMember
If anyone is interested. Here is this month’s art in full.http://traffic.libsyn.com/starshipsofa/StarShipSofa_Cover_Art_Show_236_.jpgMay 2, 2012 at 11:05 am #22677
That artwork is truly gorgeous. So much so that I shall probably be changing my desktop background in the near future.
May 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm #22678
Is it a reflected image? The numbers on the spacecraft seem to be reversed. Perhaps it’s from a mirror Universe…
May 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm #22680May 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm #22681
I wondered about that Gonzalo. But what a great image! Takes me back to my twenties or so…May 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm #22682
It’s great to hear Steve’s story “Mindy in the Shadows of Broadway” ably bodied forth by Ray here on today’s show. Steve and I were tablemates at the Gene Wolfe Event a few weeks ago and he mentioned that he had a Damnon Runyon horror-ish tale at the Sofa. Great work, Ray.May 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm #22683
Simple: It’s an ambulance spacecraft… so that you can tell it’s designation easily when you look in your rearview.May 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm #22684
“Its” — argh!May 3, 2012 at 7:13 am #22685
You know you can edit your own posts if you spot errors early enough? (I think it’s 30 minutes, but Josh should be able to give the real figure)
May 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm #22687
Wow, 3 million downloads, I hope the next 3 million have even more hoverbikes!
Gonzalo, you have 10 minutes to edit a post, so look sharp
Yay Morgan, I loved The Smoke Ring as a kid! I remember picking up the paperback on a trip to Kmart with my Grandpa back when paperbacks were less than $5 and actually fit in your pocket. I devoured all the Niven I could find at the library after that, but it took me a while to track down The Integral Trees and catch up on the first half of the story. I’m still bummed that Niven never wrote a third book, what an awesome trilogy this would have been.
Where are all the corpsicles in SF today?May 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm #22695
Three cracking Short stories Tony, to say nothing of Morgan’s contribution.
If that’s what a skip week comes out like then you should take them more often.May 8, 2012 at 1:22 am #22696
@ Josh- Funny, I only just got around to reading the Smoke Ring a couple of months ago as I was starting to think about these last intallments of “Everything”. Integral Trees on the other hand, I had devoured as a young teenager along with- like you- all the other Niven I could get my hands on. I never did get into the Man-Kzin wars thing- but Ringworld and his works with Jerry Pournelle are some of my favourites.
MorganMay 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm #22697
I thought I would chime in and say that I too thought this artwork is tremendous.May 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm #22698
@Morgan You missed out, I’m sure The Smoke Ring is more entertaining as a kid, but I still want to give them another read or listen someday. Ringworld definitely fueled my disappointment with humanity for our lack of truly epic mega-engineering projects!
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