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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine

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By S.Bustamante - Nov 24 2018
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Great story! More like this please.

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By DogBeachPeople - Oct 28 2018
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Excellent sci-fi and you can binge listen for days. The intro music is totally charming.

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By S.Bustamante - Nov 24 2018
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Great story! More like this please.

Listen to this podcast!

By DogBeachPeople - Oct 28 2018
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Excellent sci-fi and you can binge listen for days. The intro music is totally charming.

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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine

StarShipEchoes March 25th 2008 Alastair Reynolds

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A story from March 2008 Aural Delights No 17 Alastair Reynolds


Main Fiction: Sledge Makers Daughter by Alastair Reynolds


Narration: Diane Seversonn

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Jan 05 2018

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StarShipSofa No 374 Alvaro Zinos-Amaro/Jim Hume

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Main Fiction: “The Memory-Setter’s Apprentice” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Originally published at: Fantasy Scroll Mag

Those who survive combat with the Sarakul return home with holes in their memories. As memory-setters, it’s our job to delve inside their skulls and repair the damage.

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro is co-author, with Robert Silverberg, of When the Blue Shift Comes. Alvaro’s short fiction and Rhysling-nominated poetry have appeared in Analog, Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, Apex, Buzzy Mag, The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, and other venues. Alvaro has also published reviews, essays and interviews in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons and elsewhere, and currently edits the blog for Locus magazine.

Narrated by: Ibba Armancas

Ibba Armancas is a nomadic screenwriter/director based in Los Angeles and Seattle. Her first feature film is due for release in 2015, and she... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 11 2015

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StarShipSofa No 491 Allen Steele

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Main Fiction "Apache Charley and the Pyramids of Hex" by Allen Steele

Originally published in Bridging Infinity

Allen Steele has published eighteen novels and nearly one hundred short stories. His work has received numerous accolades, including three Hugo Awards, and has been translated worldwide, mainly into languages he can’t read. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Linda, and a continual procession of adopted dogs. He collects vintage science fiction books and magazines, spacecraft model kits, and dreams.

Narrated by: Kyle Akers

Science News by J J Campanella

Kyle Akers is a voice actor from Kansas City, Missouri. He has contributed to podcasts like Pseudopod, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, and NoSleepPodcast. He also produces and performs in his own improv podcast called “The Counselor.” Prior to voice acting, Kyle toured the country as a professional musician, singing and playing bass guitar for the electro-pop band Antennas Up, which enjoyed success through several national... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 28 2017

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StarShip Sofa No 554 Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

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Patreon support now standing at 434 – last week 434 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters.

Main Fiction: "e to the h" by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Alvaro's book of interviews with Robert Silverberg, Traveler of Worlds, was a Hugo and Locus award finalist. Alvaro's more than thirty stories and one hundred reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines such as ClarkesworldAsimov'sApexAnalogLightspeedNatureStrange HorizonsGalaxy's EdgeLackington's, and anthologies such as The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016Cyber WorldHumanity 2.0, and This Way to the End Times. Alvaro has a book review column at Intergalactic Medicine Show, a film review column at Words, and he edits the roundtable blog for Locus.

Narrated by: Anthony Babington

Anthony Babington is an aspiring voice actor, who looks just slightly off from how he sounds. From his secret volcano lair in Minnesota he narrates podcasts, and leases his soul to corporate America. He has previously recorded for Far Fetched Fables and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.

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Sep 12 2018

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StarShipSofa No 291 Jeffrey Ford

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Fact: Cheapskates by Adam Pracht 01:10

Main Fiction: “The Night Whiskey” by Jeffrey Ford 09:30

Fact: Science News by J J Campanella 58:50

Narrator: Rajan Khanna

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May 29 2013

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StarShipSofa No 583 Rich Larson

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Main Fiction: "Heavies" by Rich Larson

PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 438 – LAST WEEK 420 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS.

Originally published in Infinity Wars

Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in the south of Spain, and now lives in Ottawa, Canada. His work has appeared in numerous Year's Best anthologies and been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, Czech, French and Italian. His debut novel, Annex, came out from Orbit Books in July 2018, and his debut collection, Tomorrow Factory, followed in October 2018 from Talos Press. He enjoys travelling, learning languages, playing soccer, watching basketball, shooting pool, and dancing kizomba.

Narrated by: Robert A. K. Gonyo

Robert A. K. Gonyo is a theatre director, actor, podcaster, sound designer, voiceover artist, musician, and tour-guide residing in Queens, NY, USA. He is the producer of Go See a Show!, New York City's independent theatre podcast (goseeashowpodcast.com), as well as the producer of Apparitions, a podcast of new radio horror plays. robertgonyo.com

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Apr 10 2019

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StarShipSofa No 292 Bradley Denton

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SofaCON – Tickets go on sale 12th June

Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis 02:10

Main Fiction: “Sergeant Chip” by Bradley Denton 20:30

Promo: Kat and Curt’s TV Re-View 02:28:00

Narrator: Mark Nelson

 

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Jun 05 2013

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StarShipSofa No 486 Jack Campbell

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Main Fiction: "Hell's Half Acre" by Jack Campbell

Originally published in Armored, edited by John Joseph Adams.

Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) writes the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet series, the Lost Stars series, and the "steampunk meets high fantasy" Pillars of Reality series. His most recent books are Vanguard (which comes out in May), the first book in The Genesis Fleet, and Daughter of Dragons, a follow on to Pillars of Reality. And starting in June, Titan will begin bringing out Lost Fleet comics. John's works have been published in twelve languages.

John is a retired US Navy officer, who served in a wide variety of jobs including surface warfare (the ship drivers of the Navy), amphibious warfare, anti-terrorism, and intelligence. Being a sailor, he has been known to tell stories about Events Which Really Happened (but cannot be verified by any independent sources). This experience has served him well in writing fiction. He lives in Maryland with his indomitable wife “S” and three... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 17 2017

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StarShipSofa No 286 David Mercurio Rivera Part 1

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Fact: Science News by J J Campanella 03:15

Interview: David Mercurio Rivera 30:20

Main Fiction: “For Love’s Delirium Haunts the Fractured Mind” by David Mercurio Rivera 56:00

Narrator: Joe Sammarco

Tor review for Across The Event Horizon

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Apr 23 2013

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StarShipSofa No 436 T. R. Napper and Geoffrey A Landis

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Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis Part 2 of 2 Star Trek and Arthurian Legend

Interview: Geoffrey A Landis – What Really Happens When You Get Blown Out of an Airlock

Main Fiction: “A Shout is a Prayer / For the Waiting Centuries” by T. R. Napper

Originally published in Interzone #258

T R Napper’s short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone (several issues), Grimdark Magazine, and several others. He is a Writers of the Future winner and been nominated for the Ditmar Awards. T R Napper has spent the last decade living and working throughout South East... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 18 2016

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StarShipSofa No 400 William Gibson

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Main Fiction: “Thirteen Views of a Cardboard City” by William Gibson

Originally published in New Worlds

William Gibson is the author of nine novels, most recently The Peripheral, and, with Bruce Sterling, The Difference Engine. He was born in South Carolina. He lives in Canada.

Narrated by: Nicholas Camm

Nick is an actor, audio-book narrator and voice-overer. He recently did a few scenes on the telly with Derek Jacobi, which made him tingle. He’s just finished shooting the feature film ‘Slapper and Me’, which mostly involved him sitting in a... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 02 2015

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StarShipSofa No 562 Steve Pantazis (Part 1)

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ATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 423 – LAST WEEK 430 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS.

Main Fiction: Switch, by Steve Pantazis (Part 1)

Originally published in Writers of the Future

Steve Pantazis is an award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction. He won the prestigious Writers of the Future award in 2015 and has gone on to publish a number of short stories in leading SF&F anthologies and magazines, including Nature and Galaxy’s Edge. When not writing (a rare occasion!), Steve creates extraordinary cuisine, exercises with vigor, and shares marvellous adventures with the love of his life. Originally from the Big Apple, he now calls Southern California home.

Narrated by: Brian Rollins

Brian Rollins was born in California and grew up in and around the Western US. He currently resides in Highlands Ranch, CO where he works as a voice artist primarily focused on audiobooks. He is probably best known for being the voice of the Glen and Tyler series of audiobooks, written by JB Sanders. You can hire Brian to narrate your next audiobook at TheVoicesInMyHead.com

Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

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Nov 07 2018

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StarShipSofa No 339 Brandon Sanderson

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Main Fiction: Defending Elysium by Brandon Sanderson

The woman thrashed and spasmed in the hospital bed. Her dark hair was matted to her

head  with  sweat,  and  her  uncontrolled  motions  seemed  almost  epileptic.  Her  eyes,

however,  did  not  have  the  wildness  of  the  insane—instead  they  were  focused.

Determined. She was not mad; she just couldn’t control her muscles. She kept waving her

hands  in  front  of  her  with  awkward  movements,  movements  that  seemed  strangely

familiar to Jason.

And she did it all in silence, never uttering a word.

Jason switched off the holovid, then leaned back in his chair. He had watched the vid

a dozen times, but it still confused him. However, he couldn’t do anything until he arrived

at Evensong. Until then, he would simply have to bide his time.

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May 28 2014

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StarShipSofa No 300 Harry Turtledove

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Harry Turtledove special!

Flash fiction:

Lure 07:70

Gladly Wolde He Learne 20:00 

Short Fiction:

Clash of Arms 30:00

Not All Wolves 51:00 

Main Fiction: The Barbecue, The Movie, and Other Unfortunately Not So Relevant Material 01:57:00

SofaCON Quiz: Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy vrs SF Signal 01:12:00

Narrators: Dennis M. Lane, Amy H. Sturgis, Nick Camm, Ibba... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 30 2013

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StarShipSofa No 389 George R. R. Martin

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Main Fiction: “Men of Greywater Station” by George R. R. Martin and Howard Waldrop

Originally published Amazing Stories 1976 and Songs of Stars and Shadows

Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award–winner George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of the landmark A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, has been called “the American Tolkien.”

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, George R. R. Martin made his first sale in 1971, and soon established himself as one of the most popular SF writers of the seventies. He quickly became a mainstay of the Ben Bova Analog with stories such as “With Morning Comes Mistfall,” “And Seven Times Never Kill Man,” “The Second Kind of Loneliness,” “The... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 03 2015

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StarShipSofa No 538 Konstantine Paradias

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Main Fiction: "Cram Time" by Konstantine Paradias

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Konstantine Paradias is a writer by choice and a member of the SFWA by compulsion. At the moment, he's published more than 100 stories in a bunch of languages and has written, edited, and posed for videogames, screenplays, and anthologies. People tell him he's got a writing problem but he can, like, quit whenever he wants, man.His latest book, Sorry, Wrong Country is published by Rooster Republic Press.

Narrated by: Rish Outfield

Rish Outfield is a writer, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He can be heard co-hosting the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and That Gets My Goat podcasts, where he and Bigg Anklevich entertainingly waste much of their time. He also features his own stories on the Rish Outcast podcast. He once got a job because of his Sean Connery impersonation… but has lost two due to his Samuel L. Jackson impression.

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May 23 2018

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StarShipSofa No 431 Martin L. Shoemaker and Mika Mckinnon

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Interview: Mika Mckinnon

Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis

Main Fiction: “Pallbearers” by Martin L. Shoemaker

Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge

Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest earned him lunch with Buzz Aldrin. Programming never did that! His work has appeared in Analog, Clarkesworld, Galaxy’s Edge, Digital Science Fiction, Forever Magazine, and Writers of the Future Volume 31. His novella Murder on the Aldrin Express was reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirty-First Annual Collection and in Year’s Top Short SF Novels... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 13 2016

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StarShipSofa No 296 Ken MacLeod

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Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

Main Fiction: Earth Hour by Ken MacLeod

Narrator: Nick Camm

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Jul 03 2013

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StarShipSofa No 430 Arkady Martine

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Main Fiction: “Lace Downstairs” by Arkady Martine

Originally published in Abyss & Apex

Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a Byzantine historian. In both roles she writes about border politics, rhetorical propaganda, and liminal spaces. She was a student at Viable Paradise XVII. Arkady grew up in New York City and currently lives in Uppsala, Sweden. Find her online at arkadymartine.wordpress.com or on Twitter as @ArkadyMartine.

Narrated by: Tatiana Gomberg

Tatiana Gomberg is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth. She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn’t won a single damned thing.  She lives in New York City.... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 06 2016

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StarShipSofa No 609 Edward M. Lerner

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"A Time for Heroes" by Edward M. Lerner

Probably published in Analog

Author EDWARD M. LERNER worked in high tech and aerospace for thirty

years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of that time writing science fiction as his hobby. Since 2004 he has written full-time.

His novels range from near-future technothrillers, like Small Miracles and

Energized, to traditional SF, like Dark Secret and his InterstellarNet series, to (collaborating with Larry Niven) the space-opera epic Fleet of Worlds series of Ringworld companion novels. Lerner’s 2015 novel, InterstellarNet: Enigma, won the inaugural Canopus Award “honoring excellence in interstellar writing.” His fiction has also been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards. Lerner’s short fiction has appeared in anthologies, collections, and many of the usual SF magazines. He also writes about science and technology, notably including a long-running series of essays for Analog about science and SF tropes, updated and expanded into Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction. His website is www.edwardmlerner.com

Narrated by: Curtis C. Chen

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist) is a science fiction spy thriller about a superpowered secret agent facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. Curtis' short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and Oregon Reads Aloud. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Viable Paradise writers' workshops. You can find Curtis at Puzzled Pint on the second Tuesday of most every month. Visit him online: https://curtiscchen.com

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Oct 23 2019

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StarShipSofa No 616 James Edward O'Briend Episode

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Main Fiction: "The Alien Agent" by James Edward O'Brien

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James Edward O'Brien grew up in northern New Jersey where he graduated from Dungeons & Dragons to punk rock to modernist lit and weird fiction. His short stories and poetry have appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, The Literary Hatchet, and the Triangulation: Dark Skies anthology. He lives in Far Rockaway, NY with his wife and three rescue dogs. Follow Jim on Twitter: @UnagiYojimbo

Narrated by: Anthony Babington

Anthony Babington is an aspiring voice actor, who looks just slightly off from how he sounds. From his secret volcano lair in Minnesota he narrates podcasts, and leases his soul to corporate America. He has previously recorded for Far Fetched Fables and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.

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Dec 11 2019

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StarShipSofa No 615 Steven Fischer

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Main Fiction: "Deep Water" by Steven Fischer

Steve is a resident physician in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. When he's not too busy cracking open a textbook (or a patient's thorax) you can find him exploring the Cascades by bike, boat, or boot. His work has appeared in F&SF, Diabolical Plots, and Grimdark Magazine, among others. You can find more of his work at www.stevenbfischer.com or on twitter @stevenfischersf.

Narrated by Rish Outfield

Rish Outfield is a writer, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He can be heard co-hosting the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine and That Gets My Goat podcasts, where he and Bigg Anklevich entertainingly waste much of their time. He also features his own stories on the Rish Outcast podcast. He once got a job because of his Sean Connery impersonation… but has lost two due to his Samuel L. Jackson impression. 

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Dec 04 2019

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StarShipSofa No 614 Deborah L. Davitt

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Main Fiction: "Glass Eyes, Steel Hands, Metal Mind"

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Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Nevada, but currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine ShowCompelling Science Fiction, and Pseudopod. For more about her work, including her Edda-Earth novels and her forthcoming poetry collection, The Gates of Never, please see edda-earth.com.

Narrated by David D. Levine

David D. Levine is the author of Andre Norton Award-winning novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016), sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Tor 2017) and Arabella the Traitor of Mars (Tor 2018), and more than fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo,

and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic.

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Nov 27 2019

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StarShipSofa No 613 Imogen Cassidy

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Main Fiction: "Beta Child"

The story originally appeared in The Colored Lens in Summer 2014.


Imogen Cassidy is a bisexual speculative fiction author based in Sydney, Australia. Her short fiction has appeared in Aurealis and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. She spends most of her time writing, painting miniatures, listening to podcasts, and walking her dog.

Narrated by Tatiana Grey

Tatiana is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth. She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn’t won a single damned thing. She went to NYU and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her at tatianagrey.com.

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Nov 20 2019

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StarShipSofa No 612 P.G. Streeter

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Main Fiction: "In Bocca"

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P.G. Streeter lives with his wife and son in Maryland, where he teaches high school English. He's been writing since he could hold a pen and telling stories even longer, but he has only recently begun making a serious effort at publishing. His first two published stories can be found in Bards and Sages Quarterly and Daily Science Fiction. He's thrilled to add StarShipSofa to that list and is especially excited for his work to be captured in audio format. Find him on Twitter at @p_g_sWrites.

Narrated by Anthony Babington

Anthony Babington is an aspiring voice actor, who looks just slightly off from how he sounds. From his secret volcano lair in Minnesota he narrates podcasts, and leases his soul to corporate America. He has previously recorded for Far Fetched Fables and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.

Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

Vital: The Future of Health Care Kickstarter 

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Nov 13 2019

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StarShipSofa No 611 Evan Marcroft

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Main Fiction: "The Color of My Home is Red Like an Apple"

The story originally appeared in Metaphorosis on

March 29, 2019

Evan Marcroft is a half-blind yeti person and emerging writer of sci-fi and horror based out of Philadelphia. His works have appeared in a variety of publications, from Pseudopod to Strange Horizons, and multiple times in Metaphorosis. Follow him on twitter at @Evan_Marcroft. He will respond to anyone. 

Narrated by Summer Brooks

Summer Brooks is a story addict who watches too much television, and she enjoys putting her encyclopedic sci-fi geek knowledge to the test in discussions about sci-fi, horror, and comics. She has been doing just that on Slice of Sci,Fi since 2005, as co-host, producer, host and EIC, and as The Babylon Podcast co-host from 2006-2012.

Summer is also an avid reader and writer of sci,fi, fantasy, and thrillers, with a handful of published credits to her name. Next on her agenda is writing an urban fantasy action-adventure, and a monster movie extravaganza. She also does narrations for Tales to Terrify and Escape Pod among others, and has doing audiobooks in her sights.

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Nov 06 2019

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StarShipSofa No 610 G. Scott Huggins

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Main Fiction: "Wheels-Up Time"

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G. Scott Huggins now lives in Wisconsin after sojourns in Kansas, Germany, and Russia. He teaches history to high school students, many of whom learn things. He is the author of A Doctor To Dragons and has also appeared on Escape Pod and Podcastle. You can read his ramblings and rants at The Logoccentric Orbit.

Narrated by: Andrea Richardson

Andrea is a British singer and actress. With extensive stage and film performances to her name, she began narration and voiceover work in 2014 but enjoys using her existing skills in a different way. You can find her at andrea-richardson.co.uk and on Facebook.

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Oct 30 2019

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StarShipSofa No 609 Edward M. Lerner

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"A Time for Heroes" by Edward M. Lerner

Probably published in Analog

Author EDWARD M. LERNER worked in high tech and aerospace for thirty

years, as everything from engineer to senior vice president, for much of that time writing science fiction as his hobby. Since 2004 he has written full-time.

His novels range from near-future technothrillers, like Small Miracles and

Energized, to traditional SF, like Dark Secret and his InterstellarNet series, to (collaborating with Larry Niven) the space-opera epic Fleet of Worlds series of Ringworld companion novels. Lerner’s 2015 novel, InterstellarNet: Enigma, won the inaugural Canopus Award “honoring excellence in interstellar writing.” His fiction has also been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards. Lerner’s short fiction has appeared in anthologies, collections, and many of the usual SF magazines. He also writes about science and technology, notably including a long-running series of essays for Analog about science and SF tropes, updated and expanded into Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction. His website is www.edwardmlerner.com

Narrated by: Curtis C. Chen

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist) is a science fiction spy thriller about a superpowered secret agent facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. Curtis' short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and Oregon Reads Aloud. He is a graduate of the Clarion West and Viable Paradise writers' workshops. You can find Curtis at Puzzled Pint on the second Tuesday of most every month. Visit him online: https://curtiscchen.com

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Oct 23 2019

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StarShipSofa No 608 Henry McFarland

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Main fiction: "Different Paths"

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Henry McFarland is an economist and part time short story writer who lives near Washington, D.C. He has published stories in Andromeda Spaceways and Every Day Fiction. You can find him on Facebook and his twitter handle is @hecon99

Narrated by: Matt Dovey

Matt Dovey is very tall and very English and most likely drinking a cup of tea right now. He has a scar on his arm that he can’t remember getting, but a terrible darkness floods his mind when he considers it. He now lives in a quiet market town in rural England with his wife and three children, and despite being a writer, he still hasn’t found the right words to properly express the delight and joy he finds in this wonderful arrangement.

His surname rhymes with “Dopey”, but any other similarities to the dwarf are purely coincidental. He is the Golden Pen winner for Writers of the Future Volume 32 (2016), was shortlisted for the James White Award in 2016, and has fiction out and forthcoming all over the place; you can keep up with it at mattdovey.com, or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

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Oct 16 2019

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StarShipSofa No 607 Steve Toase

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Main Fiction: "Alignment"


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Steve Toase is from England, and now lives in Munich, Germany. He writes regularly for Fortean Times and Folklore Thursday. His story "Call Out" (first published in Innsmouth Magazine) was reprinted in The Best Horror Of The Year 6, and two of his stories have just been published in Best Horror of the Year 11. He also likes old motorbikes and vintage cocktails.

You can keep up to date with his work via his Patreon, www.stevetoase.wordpress.com and @stevetoase.

Narrated by Margaret Essex

Margaret lives “the good life”, on a small piece of rural N.S.W. Australia, with an amazing man a couple of pets, all the usual biting, stinging, critters that make great horror stories for our visitors and several rambunctious wombats.

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Oct 09 2019

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StarShipSofa No 606 Garrett Croker

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"The White Bear Problem: Everything You Need to Know About Raising a Telepath in the Modern Age” by Garrett Croker

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Garrett Croker lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. His fiction has appeared on Pseudopod and The NoSleep Podcast, and in Aliterate Magazine, Factor Four Magazine, and various anthologies. Find him on Curious Fictions or follow him on Twitter at @GarrettCroker.

Narrated by Eric Luke

Eric Luke is the screenwriter of the Joe Dante film Explorers, which is currently in development as a remake, the comic books Ghost and Wonder Woman, and wrote and directed the Not Quite Human films for Disney TV. His current project Interference, a meta horror audiobook about an audiobook… that kills, is available free on iTunes and at Quillhammer.com.r

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Oct 02 2019

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StarShipSofa No 605 Chad Gayle

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Main Fiction: "A Substitute for Salvation" by Chad Gayle

Chad Gayle’s science fiction has appeared in 365 Tomorrows and Perihelion SF. In addition to toiling as an English adjunct at several small colleges, Chad also did a brief stint at Poetry Magazine before he moved to New York, where he ran a photography studio next to Times Square. His photographic work has been published in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, and his novel Let It Be, which is tied to the music of the Beatles, is available everywhere.

Narrated by: Anthony Babington

Anthony Babington is an aspiring voice actor, who looks just slightly off from how he sounds. From his secret volcano lair in Minnesota he narrates podcasts, and leases his soul to corporate America. He has previously recorded for Far Fetched Fables and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 22mins

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StarShipSofa No 604 Adam Shannon

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Main Fiction: "Uncontrolled Descent"

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Adam Shannon's fiction has appeared in Apex, Compelling Science Fiction, and other magazines and anthologies. His story “On the Day You Spend Forever With Your Dog” appears on Locus Magazine’s Recommended Reading List for 2018 and is a finalist for the 2019 Sturgeon Award. He is a graduate of Clarion West 2017.

Narrated by Heather Thomas

Heather slings jewelry by day but is an aspiring voice actor by night. Heather's other narrations can be found on other fine podcasts such as Creepy, The Wicked Library, The Lift, Tales to Terrify, and PseudoPod. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her two evil cats, Muffin and Banana.

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Sep 18 2019

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StarShipSofa No 603 Elad Haber

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Main Fiction: "Number One Hit"

Elad Haber is originally from New York City, spent his college years in San Francisco, and currently lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife and daughter. He works in IT and tries to find time everyday to write. He has recent publications at Strange Constellations and Truancy.  

Narrated by: Jonathan Danz

Jonathan Danz exists in a parallel dimension that looks suspiciously like West Virginia. When he’s not trundling  over rock and root on his velocipede, he labors to hammer stories out of unruly words. With the help of his wife and daughter, he manages to  keep track of his car keys, his priorities, and his mind. Should you find yourself in the dusty corners of cyberspace, you may glimpse Words and Coffee, an occasional repository of his thought-mud found at jonathandanz.com

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Sep 11 2019

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StarShipSofa No 602 Andrew Reichard

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Main Fiction: "Instruments of War" by Andrew Reichard

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Andrew Reichard is an author who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His short fiction has appeared, or will soon appear, in journals such as The Collagist, Shoreline of Infinity, LampLight Magazine, MYTHIC, Silver Blade, and others.  

Narrated by: Brian Rollins

Brian is a voice actor and podcaster living in Colorado. You can find his audiobooks on Audible and his geek trivia podcast at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. Drop by and say hi.

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Sep 03 2019

58mins

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StarShipSofa No 601 James Beamon

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StarShipSofa No 601 James Beamon

Originally published in Penumbra 

James Beamon served in the US Air Force, was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and has over twenty years worth of hilarious marriage stories but assumed no one would know unless he could get his bio in print.  So he worked with cheetah speed and weasel scruples to get stories published in places such as F&SF, Lightspeed and Apex Magazine so the audience could finally find his bio.  Determined that even more people would find his bio, he wrote a debut novel called Pendulum Heroes and included an About the Author section. And he's going to keep writing, mostly because bios don't come with like buttons and view counts and he can't determine how many people have really seen it.  He encourages you to check out what he's up to at fictigristle.wordpress.com or on twitter @WriterBeamon. 

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.

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Aug 28 2019

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StarShipSofa No 600 Chris Barnham

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Originally published in Flicker

Main Fiction: “Once There was a Way” by Chris Barnham

Chris Barnham spent a long time working for the British government, but now just makes stuff up for himself. Chris has a novel out, with US publisher, Filles Vertes Publishing. It’s called Fifty-One, and features a time-traveling cop marooned in 1940s London, forced to choose between saving the future or the woman he loves. Interzone magazine described it as “better plotted than Connie Willis”.

Narrated by: Andrew Leman

Andrew Leman is a producer, designer, actor, writer and director, not necessarily in that order. He has appeared on professional stages in Chicago and Los Angeles, and is a member of Theatre Banshee in Burbank, California. He has designed graphics and props for numerous films and TV shows. With his friend & collaborator of many years, Sean Branney, Andrew has been running The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society since 1984, and has developed numerous film, audio, and gaming projects, including the award-winning motion pictures The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness. He is the author of Lovecraftian Times and is the designer of highly authentic prop documents for Call of Cthulhu gamers.

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Aug 21 2019

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StarShipSofa No 599 Gwendolyn N. Nixtled Episode

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Main Fiction: What Nightmares Are You Living by Gwendolyn N Nix

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Raised in the wilds of countless library stacks, Gwendolyn N. Nix has always been a born seeker of adventure. She saw her first beached humpback whale on a windy day in New York, met a ghost angel in a Paris train station, and had Odin answer her prayers on a mountain in Scotland. Her short fiction appears in The Sisterhood of the Blade anthology from Battlefield Press. The Falling Dawn is her first fantasy novel, released though Crossroad Press. She lives in Missoula, Montana. Find out more at www.gwendolynnix.com and follow her on Twitter at @gwendolynnix and Instagram at gwendolyn.nix.

Narrated by: Seth Williams

Seth has narrated for Far Fetched Fables, Tales to Terrify, and now Starship Sofa, life-goal complete. He now spends his time as an Editor at Tales to Terrify.

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Aug 14 2019

51mins

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StarShipSofa No 598 Andrew Wilmot

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Main Fiction: "A Once-Held Truth of a Different Sort" by Andrew Wilmot

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Andrew Wilmot is an award-winning writer and editor based out of Toronto, Ontario. He is Co-Publisher and Co-EIC of the online magazine Anathema: Spec from the Margins. Books he’s worked on have themselves taken home multiple awards from the Sunburst Awards, the Eisner Awards, and the Shirley Jackson Awards. His first novel, The Death Scene Artist, was released in Fall 2018 from Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn. Find him online atandrewwilmot.ca, and on Twitter, hating everything about Twitter, @AGAWilmot.

Narrated by: Margaret Essex

Margaret lives “the good life”, on a small piece of rural N.S.W. Australia, with an amazing man a couple of pets, all the usual biting, stinging, critters that make great horror stories for our visitors and several rambunctious wombats.

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Aug 07 2019

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StarShip Sofa No 597 Eleanor R Wood

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Main Fiction: "The Convincer" by Eleanor R. Wood

This story was first published in Galaxy's Edge (November 1, 2018)

Eleanor R. Wood’s stories have appeared in Pseudopod, Flash Fiction Online, Deep Magic, Daily Science Fiction, and various anthologies, among other places. She writes and eats licorice from the south coast of England, where she lives with her husband, two marvelous dogs, and enough tropical fish tanks to charge an entry fee. She blogs at creativepanoply.wordpress.com.

Narrated by: Tatiana Grey

Tatiana is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth. She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn’t won a single damned thing. She went to NYU and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her at tatianagrey.com.

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Jul 16 2019

53mins

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