StarShipSofa No 372 Norman Spinrad/Tobias S Buckell

January 28, 2015 by Jeremy Szal

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Short Fiction: “The Universe Reef” by Tobias S. Buckell

Jackson buckles his leathers tighter, and pulls on a fur. “The height causes that cold,” he shouts. “We’re like mountaineers!”

I want to flee the bitter cold and escape the wind, which seems to pierce my skin and scrub my bones. But I don’t want to miss seeing the Stone Table with my own eyes.

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work.

His novels and over 50 stories have been translated into 17 different languages. His work has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs. He can be found online at


Narrated by: Nobilis Reed

Nobilis Reed is the host of the Nobilis Erotica podcast, the best speculative fiction erotica podcast in the known universe. He is also the author of the Monster Whisperer serial, and the editor of two anthologies for Coming Together,  a publisher that donates all proceeds to charity. You can find his website at nobilis erotica dot com.

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

Main Fiction: “Carcinoma Angels” by Norman Spinrad

At the age of nine Harrison Wintergreen first discovered that the world was his oyster when he looked at it sidewise. That was the year when baseball cards were in. The kid with the biggest collection of baseball cards was it. Harry Wintergreen decided to become it.

Norman Spinrad is the author of over twenty novels, something like 60 short stories collected in half a dozen volumes.   The novels and stories have been published in about 15 languages. His most recent novel length publication in English is HE WALKED AMONG US.  His most recent book publication in English is RAISING HELL.  OSAMA THE GUN, WELCOME TO YOUR DREAMTIME and POLICE STATE, his most recently written novels are currently available only in French. He’s written teleplays, including the classic Star Trek, “The Doomsday Machine,” and two  produced feature films DRUIDS and LA SIRENE ROUGE. He is a long time literary critic, sometime film critic, perpetual political analyst, and sometime songwriter. He’s recently adapted his novel GREENHOUSE SUMMER as a theatrical/screenplay script. . He’s been President of the Science Fiction Writers of America and World SF.  He’s posted over 30 YouTube videos to date.

Narrated by Mike Borris

Fact: Poetry Planet No 15 – Elgin Award Showcase 2014 Part 2 by Diane Serverson




  1. I’ve been a fan of Spinrad’s “Carcinoma Angels” ever since reading it in Dangerous Visions fifteen-plus years ago. So nice to have it in audio form.