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Bringing you the very best in science fiction short stories from the very top and new exciting writers.

Bringing you the very best in science fiction short stories from the very top and new exciting writers.
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Bringing you the very best in science fiction short stories from the very top and new exciting writers.

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StarShipSofa No 564 E. J. Swift

11/21/2018
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 429 – LAST WEEK 428 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Weather Girl" by E. J. Swift Originally published in Infinity Wars E. J. Swift is the author of the Osiris Project trilogy (Osiris, Cataveiro and Tamaruq), a speculative fiction series set in a world radically altered by climate change. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Sunday Times EFG short story award and the BSFA award for short fiction, and has appeared in a variety of...

Duration:01:02:48

StarShipSofa No 563 Steve Pantazis Part 2

11/14/2018
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 428 – LAST WEEK 424 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: Switch, by Steve Pantazis (Part 2) 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...

Duration:01:04:05

StarShipSofa No 562 Steve Pantazis (Part 1)

11/7/2018
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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!),...

Duration:01:34:17

StarShipSofa No 561 Adam Rakunas

10/31/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 430 – last week 431 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "To Plant a Tree" by Adam Rakunas This story is original to StarShipSofa. Adam Rakunas is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated WINDSWEPT and its sequel, LIKE A BOSS. His short fiction has appeared in Futurismic.com, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and StarShipSofa. A former Southern Californian, he and his family now live in the Pacific Northwest. Find him...

Duration:01:16:27

StarShipSofa No 560 James Sallis

10/24/2018
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Main Fiction: "New Teeth" by James Sallis Originally published in Analog. While mostly wandering around the house, Jim sits down from time to time to write books like Drive, from which the Nic Refn film derived; or to translate a novel by Raymond Queneau; to publish five poetry collections and three of musicology; to write the six-volume Lew Griffin cycle; or to work on his regular books column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. New novel is Sarah Jane, out next year, along...

Duration:00:27:27

StarShipSofa No 559 Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

10/17/2018
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Main Fiction: "The Sands of Rubal-Khali" by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt This story originally appeared in Cirsova #4 (November 2016). Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. In addition to previous appearances in StarShipSofa #481 and Far Fetched Fables #176, his short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, such as Cirsova magazine and the anthology Fearful Fathoms II. Donald strives to write...

Duration:00:45:13

StarShipSofa No 558 D.A. Xiaolin Spires

10/10/2018
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Main Fiction: "Suvu and Swashbuckling Love" by D.A. Xiaolin Spires This story originally appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine (December 4, 2017). Annie Sheng, aka D.A. Xiaolin Spires, counts stars and sand, residing currently in Hawai'i. You can find her embarking on olfactorial odysseys as she inhales plumeria blossoms, lychee and poi. Her work appears or is forthcoming in publications such as Clarkesworld, Analog, Fireside, Terraform, Nature: Futures, Grievous Angel, Reckoning,...

Duration:01:04:49

StarShipSofa 557 David Whitaker

10/3/2018
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Main Fiction: "Choose" by David Whitaker This story is a StarShipSofa original. 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...

Duration:00:32:48

StarShipSofa No 556 Liz Coleman

9/26/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 433 – last week 434 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Join" by Liz Coleman This story originally appeared at Lightspeed. Liz Coleman has been published in Lightspeed Magazine and Beneath Ceaseless Skies and is a graduate of Viable Paradise. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and too many philosophy books. Narrated by: Jason Satterlund Jason Satterlund has been writing and working on films for over 25 years....

Duration:01:09:31

StarShipSofa No 555 Timothy Mudie

9/19/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 433 – last week 434 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Dogface on Ice" by Timothy Mudie This story is original to StarShipSofa. Timothy Mudie has had stories published in Lightspeed, Aliterate, Metaphorosis, and several other magazines and anthologies. He lives outside of Boston, where he works as an editor for a trade publishing house. Narrated by: Andrew Leman Andrew Leman is a producer, designer, actor, writer and director, not...

Duration:00:44:07

StarShip Sofa No 554 Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

9/12/2018
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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 Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Apex, Analog, Lightspeed, Nature, Strange Horizons, Galaxy's Edge, Lackington's, and anthologies such...

Duration:01:03:04

StarShipSofa No 553 John A Karr

9/5/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 434 – last week 434 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Foot Race" by John A. Karr John Andrew Karr writes of the strange and spectacular. He is the author of the Mars Wars series, with the first novel, DETONATION EVENT, coming in February 2019. He has also written novels and novellas as John A. Karr. Short stories have appeared in Flame Tree Publishing's Pirates & Ghosts and Crime & Mystery anthologies, Danse Macabre, Allegory and...

Duration:01:25:11

StarShipSofa No 552 Joachim Heijndermans

8/29/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 434 – last week 431 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Scars to Prove It" by Joachim Heijndermans This story is original to StarShipSofa. Joachim Heijndermans writes, draws, and paints nearly every waking hour. Originally from the Netherlands, he's been all over the world, boring people by spouting random trivia about toys, comics and film. A graduate of the Kubert School in New Jersey, he works as a graphic designer and cartoonist....

Duration:01:22:45

StarShipSofa No 551 Luke Hindmarsh

8/22/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 431 – last week 426 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Out of the Blue, Into the Black" by Luke Hindmarsh Luke E.T. Hindmarsh was born in Oxford, UK before being dragged all over the world by his parents, courtesy of the Royal Air Force. Before starting to write full time, he worked as a Criminal Barrister in London for ten years, which doesn't qualify him to make good coffee but did mean he had to wear a wig and gown in court. He now...

Duration:00:42:45

StarShipSofa No 550 David Court

8/15/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 426 – last week 413 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "ISOL-8" by David Court This story is original to StarShip Sofa. David Court is a short story author and novelist, whose works have appeared in over a dozen venues including Tales to Terrify, Visions from The Void, Fear's Accomplice, and The Voices Within. Whilst primarily a horror writer, he also writes science fiction, poetry and satire. His newest anthology – Scenes of Mild Peril...

Duration:00:56:32

StarShipSofa No 549 Michael Reid

8/8/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 413 – last week 418 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Third Man" by Michael Reid This story is a StarShip Sofa original. Michael Reid lives near Toronto, Canada, where he divides his time between studying the stars and writing stories set among them. His work has appeared in Interzone, Escape Pod, and Cast of Wonders. Follow him on Twitter at @writereid or check out his full publication list at MichaelAReid.com. Narrated by: Anthony...

Duration:00:55:19

StarShipSofa No 548 Paul R Hardy

8/1/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 418 – last week 417 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Breakdown of the Parasite Host Relationship" by Paul R. Hardy Originally published in UFO. Paul R. Hardy is a fungal infection in the shape of the letter 'R' that lives inside the brainstem of an oblivious human meatsack by the name of Paul Hardy. The fungal infection has had work published in Unidentified Funny Objects, Far Fetched Fables and Diabolical Plots, while the human...

Duration:00:41:30

StarShip Sofa No 545 Aaron Emmel

7/25/2018
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Main Fiction: "A Small Price to Pay" by Aaron Emmel This story originally appeared at Planet Scumm (February 2018) Aaron’s stories have appeared in numerous publications. He is also the author of dozens of essays, an historical fiction graphic novel, and the science fiction gamebook series Midnight Legion. Find him online at aaronemmel.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...

Duration:01:07:43

StarShipSofa No 547 Peter Watts

7/18/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 417 – last week 414 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. 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...

Duration:01:18:35

StarShip Sofa No 546 Elana Gomel

7/11/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 414 – last week 412 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "In the Moment" by Elana Gomel This story originally appeared at New Horizons (November 1, 2010) Elana Gomel is an Associate Professor at the Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University. She is the author of six non-fiction books and numerous articles. As a fiction writer, she has published more than 40 fantasy and science fiction stories in The Singularity, New...

Duration:00:42:12