Rank #1: StarShipEchoes March 25th 2008 Alastair Reynolds
A story from March 2008 Aural Delights No 17 Alastair Reynolds
Main Fiction: Sledge Makers Daughter by Alastair Reynolds
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Jan 05 2018
Rank #2: StarShipSofa No 291 Jeffrey Ford
May 29 2013
Rank #3: StarShipSofa No 292 Bradley Denton
Jun 05 2013
Rank #4: StarShipSofa No 286 David Mercurio Rivera Part 1
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Interview: David Mercurio Rivera 30:20
Main Fiction: “For Love’s Delirium Haunts the Fractured Mind” by David Mercurio Rivera 56:00
Narrator: Joe Sammarcoacast.com/privacy
Apr 23 2013
Rank #5: StarShipSofa No 590 Nathan Hillstrom
Main Fiction: "White Dust" by Nathan Hillstrom
This story was first published in Asimov’s Science Fiction (January 2016)
Nathan Hillstrom had a first career as a technologist on Wall Street, and now lives and writes in beautiful Southern California. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone, Outlook Springs, and elsewhere. Nathan is a graduate of the 2015 Clarion Writers' Workshop, and tweets infrequently as @NathanHillstrom.
Narrated by: Nicola Seaton-Clark
Nicola is originally from South Africa, where she grew up in various small towns around the country. Working as a professional actress full time for 25 years, she has also spent her time being variously, a jazz singer, waitress, bartender and English trainer. Currently she runs her voice-over company Offstimme with her actor husband Peter, and spends her spare time attempting to raise her children into decent human beings and attending heavy metal concerts.
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May 29 2019
Rank #6: StarShipSofa No 300 Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove special!
Gladly Wolde He Learne 20:00
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
Jul 30 2013
Rank #8: StarShipSofa No 317 Ian Creasey and Anaea Lay
People with wings!
Short Fiction: “On Moonlit Wings” by Anaea Lay 04:00
Anaea Lay lives in Madison, Wisconsin where she sells Real Estate under a different name, writes, cooks, plays board games, spoils her cat, runs the Strange Horizons podcast, and plots to take over the world. Her work has appeared in places such as Lightspeed, Nightmare, Apex and Daily Science Fiction. You can find her online at anaealay.com
Interview: David Bradshaw 12:00
Main Fiction: “Joining the High Flyers” by Ian... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 10 2013
Rank #9: StarShipSofa No 534 Chris Barnham
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Main Fiction: "When I Close My Eyes" by Chris Barnham
Originally published in Interzone
Chris Barnham spent a long time working for the British government, but now just makes stuff up for himself. ‘When I Close My Eyes’ first appeared in Interzone in July 2017. Chris’s forthcoming novel, Fifty-One features a time-traveling cop who is marooned in 1940s London. The story was inspired by a real event, a German V1 rocket that fell on a busy shopping street in south London in July 1944, killing fifty-one people. It’s due out soon, from Filles Vertes Publishing. Chris can be found on Twitter @barnham_chris
Narrated by: Gareth Stack
Gareth Stack is a writer, radio producer and filmmaker living in Dublin. His latest radio dramas, documentary and podcasts can be found on the Dead Medium podcast, or at his site, GarethStack.com
Fact: Science News by J J Campanella
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Apr 25 2018
Rank #10: StarShipSofa No 593 Richard Webb
Main Fiction: "Alienated" by Richard Webb
This story is original to StarShipSofa.
Richard Webb writes long and short SFFH fiction; writes screenplays (with 6 short films produced to date, winning several film festival awards); co-wrote/co-hosted a weekly indie radio music show for 2 years and was shortlisted for the BBC Writer's Room 2016. He acted as Events Coordinator of the BFS for 2 years and was panel programmer for FantasyCon UK in 2015. He lives feral in the wild, carving out stories on trees with his bare claws. He tweets @RaW_writing
Narrated by: Elie Hirschman
Elie currently lives somewhere in the Middle East – in the safe part, we hope. As a voiceover professional since 2004, he almost gave up on it altogether, but got yanked back in by several fine podcasts and audio drama groups. For this, he is grateful. He has a keen interest in learning and imitating accents, and is currently working on his Tony C. Smith impression. In his free time, Elie enjoys cartooning, listening to old-time radio drama, and referring to himself in the third person.
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Jun 19 2019
Rank #11: StarShipSofa No 568 Yoon Ha Lee
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Main Fiction: "The Chameleon's Gloves" by Yoon Ha Lee
Yoon Ha Lee's debut novel, Ninefox Gambit, won the Locus Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards. Its sequel, Raven Stratagem, was also a Hugo finalist. His middle-grade space opera, Dragon Pearl, is forthcoming from Disney-Hyperion in January 2019. He lives in Louisiana with his family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators.
Narrated by: Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy is an actor/voice-over artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She loves the world of audio fiction and is excited to be part of StarShipSofa. She can be heard voicing the role of Dashi on Disney Junior’s Octonauts, and voicing multiple characters for PBS Kid’s Past/Present, Leap Frog, & Muzzy. She can also be heard on Fireside Mystery Theatre’s audio drama podcast, Midnight Shorts Program, and narrating the audiobook Love and Smoke. Other credits include Boardwalk Empire, Man With A Gun, DNA, I Hope You Live Forever, Clutter, and Room 333. Recently she appeared in the play Near Nellie Bly for the Workshop Theater Series, and will be performing a series of Norwin Corwin & O Henry adaptations with QuickSilver. You can often find her roaming the streets of Brooklyn with her 13-pound Dachshund Penny, Gotham’s real Dark Knight.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 19 2018
Rank #12: StarShipSofa No 330 Leah Cypess and Mary Soon Lee
Mothering Sunday Special! (March 30 in the UK): Two stories of maternal angst.
Main Fiction 1: “Pause Time” by Mary Soon Lee 03:40
Twenty minutes into the transatlantic flight, Connor started wailing. Pauline cradled him in her arms. Then she rocked him, she offered him her breast, she sang to him; Connor continued to cry.
The man sitting on her right gave her a thin smile. “Did you forget the baby’s pauser code?”
“No,” Pauline mumbled, wishing she could sink through the floor into the cargo hold. “I’ve never used the pauser.”
In 1992 Mary started writing and submitting short stories, mainly in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She has had over seventy stories published, including appearances in The Year’s Best SF #4 and #5, edited by David Hartwell; her story “Cause and Consequence” (Interzone #136, October 1998) won first place in... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 25 2014
Rank #13: StarShipSofa No 326 D. Thomas Minton
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Main Fiction: “The Schrödinger War” by D. Thomas Minton 37:00
You’d think after seven tries, I could get the living part right, or at least be a pro at dying, but both are still messy and painful. At least dying doesn’t scare me anymore.
D. Thomas Minton recently traded a tropical Pacific Island for the Pacific Northwest of the continental USA, and now lives a short walk from vineyards and an alpaca farm. Because of the miracle—or is it the curse—of modern technology, he still moonlights as a tropical marine biologist. At any given time, he can be found working in his garden with his wife and daughter…and too many... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 26 2014
Rank #14: StarShipSofa No 425 Bruce Sterling and Jill Heinerth
Interview: Cave diver Jill Heinerth explores hidden underground waterways running through our planet.
Main Fiction: “Black Swan” by Bruce Sterling
Originally published in Interzone, reprinted in Years Best SF 15.
Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His nonfiction works include THE HACKER CRACKDOWN: LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992), TOMORROW NOW: ENVISIONING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS (2003), and SHAPING... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 02 2016
Rank #15: StarShipSofa No 339 Brandon Sanderson
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
Rank #16: StarShipSofa No 282 Robert Reed
Mar 27 2013
Rank #17: StarShipSofa No 440 Joe R. Lansdale
Main Fiction: “The Wizard of the Trees” by Joe R. Lansdale
Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis
Originally published in Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
Champion mojo storyteller Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in more than two dozen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited more than a dozen anthologies. He is a recipient of the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 22 2016
Rank #18: StarShipSofa No 585 Gerri Leen
Main Fiction: "What the Rain Brings" by Gerri Leen
This story was originally published in A Rustle of Dark Leaves: Tales from the Shadows of the Forest (Misanthrope Press, 2012).
Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle. In addition to being an avid reader, she’s passionate about horse racing, tea, and whisky, and her latest obsession is ASMR vids. She has work appearing in Nature, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Cast of Wonders, and others. She’s edited several anthologies for independent presses, is finishing some longer projects, and is a member of SFWA and HWA. See more at gerrileen.com.
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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Apr 23 2019
Rank #19: StarShipSofa No 584 Chris Beckett
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Main Fiction: "The Peacock Clock" by Chris Beckett
Originally published in the short fiction collection of the same name.
Chris Beckett’s short stories began to appear in print in 1990. He has published 6 novels to date, the most recent being America City, and 3 short story collections, of which the latest is Spring Tide. His next novel, Beneath the World, a Sea, will appear in April 2019. He won the Clarke award for his novel Dark Eden, and the Edge Hill Prize for his story collection, The Turing Test. A former social worker, social work manager and social work lecturer, but now concentrating on his writing, he lives in Cambridge, England.
Narrated by: George Hrab
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs and a concert DVD; published two books; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award-winning podcast; emceed countless science conferences; been a TEDx speaker; and has even performed for President Clinton. He’s traveled to four continents promoting critical thinking, science, and skepticism through story and song. George is considered one of the preeminent skeptic/science/atheist/geek-culture music icons currently living in his apartment.
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Apr 17 2019
Rank #20: StarShipSofa No 433 Ken MacLeod
Main Fiction: “‘The Entire Immense Superstructure’: An Installation” by Ken MacLeod
Originally published in Reach for Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan
Ken MacLeod was born in Stornoway and lives in West Lothian. He has Honours and Masters degrees in biological subjects and worked for some years in the IT industry. Since 1997 he has been a full-time writer. He is the author of fourteen novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to Descent (Orbit, 2014), and many articles and short stories. His novels and stories have received three BSFA awards and three Prometheus Awards, and several have been short-listed for the Clarke and Hugo Awards. He is curently working on a space opera trilogy, The Corporation Wars (forthcoming 2016-2017).
In 2009 he was Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at Edinburgh University, and in 2013 and 2014 was... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 27 2016