StarShipSofa No 521 Leah Cypess

January 24, 2018 by Jeremy Szal

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Main Fiction: “On the Ship” by Leah Cypess

Originally published in Asimov’s.

Leah Cypess wrote her first short story – in which the narrator was an ice cream cone – at the age of six, and sold her first piece of fiction while in high school. She has degrees in biology, journalism, and law, and has traveled to Iceland, Israel, Jordan, and Costa Rica, among other places. She now lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the author of four fantasy novels published by HarperCollins: Mistwood, Nightspell, Death Sworn, and Death Marked.

Leah has also published short stories in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Sword & Sorceress, among other places. Her story Nanny’s Day was nominated for the Nebula in 2012.

Narrated by: Eliza Chan

Eliza Chan is a Scottish-Chinese writer published in Fantasy Magazine, Fox Spirit’s Asian Monsters,Persistent Visions and Mithila Review. She writes about East Asian mythology, British folklore and madwomen in the attic, but preferably all three at once.

Interview: Spencer Ellsworth, author of the Starfire Trilogy from, with Jeremy Szal


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  2. This is one of the best pieces of science fiction I’ve ever listened to or read! Kept me guessing all the way through. Very, very well done.

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