The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington DC will be hosting a three day event known as Escape Velocity which is Part Comic Con and Part Science Fiction Festival. 20% discount on admission to all StarShipSofa listeners if they use the promo code SOFA20.
Main Fiction: “Skins” by Rjurik Davidson
Originally published in Cosmos Magazine.
Rjurik Davidson is a freelance writer. He has written short stories, essays, reviews and screenplays. His novel, Unwrapped Sky, was published by Tor Books in April 2014. Sci Fi Now claims it can “go toe-to-toe with China Miéville’s best.” Kirkus Reviews calls it “Impressively imagined and densely detailed.” Newtown Review of Books says it’s “one volume you cannot ignore.” His novel, The Stars Askew will be out in 2016 and his screenplay The Uncertainty Principle (co-written with Ben Chessell) is currently in development. Rjurik can be found at www.rjurik.com and tweets as @rjurikdavidson.
Narrated by: Kaushik Narasimhan
Kaushik is a management consultant by day and a writer by night with a keen interest in psychedelics and role playing video games. Website: http://kazarelth.net, twitter: @Kazarelth
Short Fiction: “The Attic of Memories” by Sunil Patel
Originally published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
Sunil Patel is a Bay Area fiction writer and playwright who has written about everything from ghostly cows to talking beer. His plays have been performed at San Francisco Theater Pub and San Francisco Olympians Festival, and his fiction has appeared in Saturday Night Reader, Fireside Magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Flash Fiction Online, and The Book Smugglers, and is forthcoming in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination and Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place. Plus, he reviews books for Lightspeed and he is Assistant Editor of Mothership Zeta. His favorite things to consume include nachos, milkshakes, and narrative. Find out more at ghostwritingcow.com, where you can watch his plays, or follow him @ghostwritingcow. His Twitter has been described as “engaging”, “exclamatory”, and “crispy, crunchy, peanut buttery.”
Narrated by: Julie C. Day
Julie C. Day’s fiction has appeared in such venues Interzone, Podcastle, and Resurrection House’s anthology XIII. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.
You can find Julie’s latest story “Florida Miracles” in Interzone 261. As well as narrating for StarshipSofa, Julie is also the host of the Small Beer Press podcast. If you want to hear more of Julie’s voice, you can find her narration of Carmen Maria Machado’s “I Bury Myself” at smallbeerpress.com/tag/podcastery/.
Finally! You can find Julie herself on Twitter @thisjulieday or through her website:www.stillwingingit.com.