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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.

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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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StarShipSofa

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Rank #1: StarShipSofa No 598 Andrew Wilmot

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

This story is original to StarShipSofa.

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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: StarShipSofa No 480 David Gullen

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Main Fiction: "All Your Futures Are Belong To Us" by David Gullen

Originally appeared in ARC 1.3

David is a white African writer whose short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His work has won the British Fantasy Society short story competition, placed third in the Aeon Award, and been shortlisted for the James White Award. He has also been a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Narrated by: Tatiana Grey

Tatiana Grey 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 does, however have a feature film hitting the festival circuit called Serious Laundry. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. See more about Tatiana at www.tatianagrey.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 04 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #5: 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
2 hours 31 mins
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Rank #6: StarShipSofa No 485 Ian McDonald

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Main Fiction: "The Djinn's Wife" by Ian McDonald

Originally published in Asimovs

Ian McDonald is a science-fiction writer living just outside Belfast, in Northern Ireland. His first novel was Desolation Road, his most recent is Luna: Wolf Moon, from Tor in the US and Gollancz in the UK. He's been nominated for every major SFF award, and even won a few.

Narrated by: Kaushik Narasimhan
Kaushik Narasimhan is a management consultant by day and struggling writer and general dilettante by night. He tweets at @Kazarelth and his writing can be found at Kaushik’s Blog.
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May 10 2017
1 hour 55 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #8: StarShipSofa No 382 Kim Stanley Robinson

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Main Fiction: “Discovering Life” by Kim Stanley Robinson

Robinson began publishing novels in 1984. His work has been described as “humanist science fiction” and “literary science fiction”. Robinson himself has been a proud defender and advocate of science fiction as a genre, which he regards as one of the most powerful of all literary forms.

Narrator: Krista Sirota

Short Fiction: “Purple Mars” by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Apr 15 2015
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Rank #9: 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

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Jul 30 2013
2 hours 19 mins
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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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
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Rank #12: 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
2 hours 21 mins
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Rank #13: StarShipSofa No 386 Gwendolyn Clare

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

Main Fiction: “Stone to Stone, Blood to Blood” by Gwendolyn Clare

Originally published in Asimov’s.

Gwendolyn Clare resides in North Carolina, where she tends a vegetable garden and a flock of backyard ducks and wonders why she ever lived in the frozen northlands. She has a PhD in mycology, which is useful for identifying wild mushrooms but not for much else. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others. She can be found online at gwendolynclare.com.

Narrated by Jonathan Sharp

I was born in southern New Mexico in the nexus between Area 51, Trinity Site, and Spaceport America. I attended culinary school in Portland Oregon and have managed a number of restaurants, cafés, and... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 13 2015
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #14: StarShipSofa No 282 Robert Reed

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Fact: Science News by J J Campanella 02:30

Main Fiction: The Golden Age of Story by Robert Reed 30:50 

Promo: Talatu by Dennis Lane 01:27:00

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Narrator: Ibba Armancas

 

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Mar 27 2013
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #15: StarShip Sofa No 567 Doug Smith

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Main Fiction: "A Bird in the Hand" by Doug Smith

This story originally appeared in Warrior Wise Woman 3 (Norilana Press, 2010.

Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning author described by Library Journal as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction". His fiction has been published in twenty-six languages and includes the urban fantasy novel The Wolf at the End of the World, the collections Chimerascope and Impossibilia, and the translated collection La Danse des Esprits. His writing guide, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, is a must-read for any short story writer.

Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.

His website is smithwriter.com and he tweets at @smithwritr.



Narrated by: Nikolle Doolin

Nikolle is a voice actor and a writer of fiction, scripts, and poetry. She has performed narrations for a number of popular and award-winning podcasts, such as The NoSleep PodcastTales to Terrify, and Far Fetched Fables. She also narrates classic literature in her own podcast Audio Literature Odyssey. To learn more about Nikolle, visit her website at nikolledoolin.com.

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Dec 12 2018
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Rank #16: StarShipSofa 557 David Whitaker

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Main Fiction: "Choose" by David Whitaker

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David Whitaker is originally from the UK, but having ambled around a bit somehow found himself living in New Zealand. He has a degree in Journalism, however ultimately decided that as he prefers making things up it should probably be a resource rather than a profession. His fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, Sci Phi Journal, and AntipodeanSF, and you can find him and all his other works at wordsbydavid.com.

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, StarShip Sofa, and Escape Pod among others, and has doing audiobooks in her sights.

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Oct 03 2018
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Rank #17: StarShipSofa No 547 Peter Watts

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Main Fiction: "The Colonel" by Peter Watts

Originally published in Tor.com

Peter Watts is a former marine biologist, flesh-eating-disease survivor and Undesirable Element (according to the US government) whose novels— despite an unhealthy focus on Space Vampires— have become required texts for university courses ranging from Philosophy to Neuropsychology. His work is available in 20 languages, has appeared in over two dozen best-of-year anthologies, and has been nominated for roughly 50 awards from a dozen countries. His (somewhat smaller) list of 17 actual wins includes the Hugo, the Shirley Jackson, and the Seiun. His latest efforts include The Freeze-Frame Revolution (June 2018 from Tachyon) and coauthorship of a black metal science opera about sending marbled lungfish to Mars, funded by the Norwegian government (the opera, not the lungfish).

He lives in Toronto with his wife (fantasy author Caitlin Sweet), four-and-a-half cats, a pugilistic rabbit, a Plecostomus the size of a school bus, and a gang of tough raccoons who shake him down for kibble on the porch every summer. He likes all of them significantly more than most people he's met.

Narrated by Mikael Naramore

Mikael Naramore has narrated well over 100 audiobooks, ranging from best-sellers Nora Roberts, Lisa Gardner, Edward Klein and Clive Barker to sci-fi rising stars Wesley Chu, Ramez Naam and Mark E. Cooper.He was recently chosen to narrate prolific playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robert Ardrey’s seminal Nature of Man series.


Mikael is also an active musician, having scored the soundtrack to an independent short film and produced and engineered critically acclaimed rock records. He currently resides in the wild and scenic Columbia River Gorge outside of Portland, Oregon with his wife, two small boys and their beloved Golden Retriever.

 

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Jul 18 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #18: StarShipSofa 385 KJ Kabza

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Interview with Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of Fantasy Scroll Magazine, Iulian Ionescu, by Jeremy Szal

Main Fiction: “The Bomb Thing” by KJ Kabza

Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science-Fiction Nov/Dec 2014

In addition to F&SF (which is where “The Bomb-Thing” first appeared), KJ Kabza’s work has been featured in Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and others. His short fiction has made both the 2013 Locus and Tangent Recommended Reading Lists and has been reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2014 (from Prime Books) and The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six (from Night Shade Books). His two self-published omnibus collections, “In Pieces” and “Under Stars,” are available now as ebooks through Smashwords.

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May 06 2015
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Rank #19: StarShipSofa No 481 Donald Jacob Uitvlugt and Laura Pearlman

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Main Fiction: "Butterfly Dreams" by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Originally appeared in Science Fiction Stories

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared numerous print and online venues, including Timeless Tales and Cirsova Magazine. He strives to write what he calls "Haiku Fiction," stories that are small in scale but big in impact. If you enjoyed "Butterfly Dreams," let him know at his webpage http://haikufiction.blogspot.com or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.

Narrated by: Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins is the Sydney based founder of Grimdark Magazine. He loves reading about anti-heores and seeing a story from the perspective of the villain across all genres, especially SFF. When not reading, he’s generally getting stuck into a beer with mates, travelling, or working as a bad writer. Say g’day over on @AdrianGdMag and facebook.com/grimdarkmagazine.

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Apr 12 2017
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Rank #20: StarShipSofa No 489 Rachael K. Jonese

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Main Fiction: "Indigo Blue" by Rachael K. Jones

Originally published in Shimmerr

Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, and acquired several degrees in the arts and sciences. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia. Contrary to the rumors, she is probably not a secret android. Rachael's fiction has appeared in dozens of venues, including Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons. Follow her on Twitter @RachaelKJones.

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

Narrated by: Jen Rhodes

Jen Rhodes is a geeky Texas gal, a 'voice talent for hire' and a co-host on the Anomaly podcast. Anomaly is a sci-fi fantasy geek chat show, hosted women, that focuses on everything from literature, films and television shows, to games, conventions, and cosplay. Warning: May cause sudden bouts of "squee". Broad smiles may form and may become permanent. Anomaly is recommended for geekily active cool... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 14 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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