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StarShipSofa: The Originals

These ‘original’ StarShipSofa episodes were hosted by Tony C Smith and Ciaran O’Carroll. The show was first broadcast in July 2006 and focused on Alfred Bester. This format was carried on until show No. 70 when O’Carroll left. The next thirty shows were completed by Tony C Smith and one by Professor Amy H. Sturgis.

Tony C Smith, Michael Moorcock, & Ciaran O'Carroll - Paris 2007

The shows ran weekly and quickly established StarShipSofa as a point of reference for the great science fiction writers of our time. The show featured commentary on such subjects as Harlan Ellison, Samuel R. Delany, Charles Stross, and other well-known science fiction authors. StarShipSofa also covered subjects such as films and specific themes such as religion in science fiction. All this was wrapped in two guys having a chat with a lot of laughs thrown in.

Why not join them and relive the early day of StarShipSofa…… Blast off! 

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Show #1 Alfred Bester
StarShipSofa #2 John Brunner
StarShipSofa #3 Algis Budrys
StarShipSofa #4 Cordwainer Smith

StarShipSofa #5 Stanislaw Lem

StarShipSofa #6 Dark Star

StarShipSofa No7 Philip K Dick Part 1

StarShipSofa #8 Philip K Dick Part 2

StarShipSofa #9 Philip K Dick Part 3

StarShipSofa No10 Capricorng One

StarShipSofa #11 Henry Kuttner

StarShipSofa #12 Robert Silverberg

StarShipSofa #13 Joe Haldeman

StarShipSofa No14 L Ron Hubbard

StarShipSofa #15 Harlan Ellison

StarShipSofa #16 Douglas Adams

StarShipSofa #17 Douglas Adams Part 2

StarShipSofa #18 Robert Sheckley

StarShipSofa #19 Roger Zelaznyy

StarShipSofa #20 Iain M Banks

StarShipSofa #21 Ursula K LeGuin

StarShipSofa #22a Xmas Special Pt. 1

StarShipSofa #22b Xmas Special Pt. 2

StarShipSofa #23 Email Show

StarShipSofa #24 James Tiptree Jr

StarShipSofa #25 Neil Gaiman Part 1

StarShipSofa #26 Neil Gaiman Part 2

StarShipSofa #27 Samuel R Delany

StarShipSofa #28 Religion

StarShipSofa #29 Red Dwarf Part 1

StarShipSofa #30 Red Dwarf Part 2

StarShipSofa #31 Gene Wolfe

StarShipSofa #32 Jack Vance

StarShipSofa #33 Clark Ashton Smith

StarShipSofa #34 H G Wells

StarShipSofa #35 Charles Beaumont

StarShipSofa #36 Email Show

StarShipSofa #37 John W Campbell

StarShipSofa #38 Harry Harrison

StarShipSofa #39 Kurt Vonnegut

StarShipSofa #40 Frederik Pohl

StarShipSofa #41 Damon Knight

StarShipSofa #42 New Worlds

StarShipSofa #43 William Gibson

StarShipSofa #44 Philip Jose Famer Pt. 1

StarShipSofa #45 Philip Jose Farmer Pt. 2

StarShipSofa #46 Charles Stross

StarShipSofa #47 Stephen Donaldson Pt. 1

StarShipSofa #48 Stephen R Donaldson Pt. 2

StarShipSofa #49 The Fan Show

StarShipSofa #50 Robert A Heinlein Part 1
StarShipSofa #51 Robert A Heinlein Part 2
StarShipSofa #52 Robert A Heinlein Part 3
StarShipSofa #53 Computers in SF

StarShipSofa #54 Hugo Award 2007

StarShipSofa #54b Hugo Winner Update

StarShipSofa #55  Andre Norton

StarShipSofa #56 Clifford D Simak

StarShipSofa #57 Vernor Vinge

StarShipSofa_No 58 Joan D Vinge

StarShipSofa #59 C M Kornbluth

StarShipSofa #60 Interzone

StarShipSofa #61 Dan Dare Part 1

StarShipSofa #62 Dan Dare Part 2

StarShipSofa #63 Walter M Miller Part 1

StarShipSofa #64 Walter M Miller Part 2

StarShipSofa #65 Extra Bob

StarShipSofa #66 Moorcock Gonzo

StarShipSofa #67 Larry Niven

StarShipSofa #68 Jerry Pournelle

StarShipSofa #69 Sex in SF

StarShipSofa #70 Spider Robinson

StarShipSofa #71 Christmas SF Chat

StarShipSofa #72 Flowers For Algernon

StarShipSofa #73 Hal Clement

StarShipSofa #74 Octavia Butler

StarShipSofa #75 L Sprague De Camp

StarShipSofa #76 Time Travel

StarShipSofa #77 Olaf Stapledon

StarShipSofa #78 John Sladek

StarShipSofa #79 M John Harrison

StarShipSofa #80 Connie Willis

StarShipSofa #81 BSFA

StarShipSofa #82 Forrest J Ackerman

StarShipSofa #83 F&SF Magazine

StarShipSofa #84 Enders Game

StarShipSofa #85 Alan Moore

StarShipSofa #86 Editorial

StarShipSofa #87 Stephen Baxter

StarShipSofa #88 Ted Chiang

StarShipSofa #89 John Scalzi

StarShipSofa #90 The Back Shows

StarShipSofa #91 A E van Vogt Pt 1

StarShipSofa #92 A E van Vogt Pt 2

StarShipSofa #98 G J Ballard

StarShipSofa #99 H Beam Piper

StarShipSofa #100 Ace Books

StarShipSofa #101 Bruce Sterling

StarShipSofa #102 Edgar Allan Poe


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Very early shows were recorded in the kitchen. Later shows were recorded in the recording studio (living room).

Tony practising being broke, some things never change.

Ciaran on the mic

Bob, night before his interview (Show 65), sleeping on Ciaran's bed.

Ciaran, Kenny Park, Tony - the day before flight to Paris to interview Michael Moorcock. Kenny wanted to sit on the StarShipSofa.

Ciaran with back trouble

Even before StarShipSofa - we were going to be called Corbett's Chair Podcast - hence the tag line... "And its goodnight from him, and it's goodnight from me." Lifted from The Two Ronnies. Even now Tony still ends with..... "Goodnight from me...."

There was always plenty of show notes, the more show notes the better.

Don't ask! Lets just say it was a publicity shot.

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