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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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English

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StarShipSofa No 584 Chris Beckett

4/17/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 447 – LAST WEEK 438 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. 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...

Duration:01:06:22

StarShipSofa No 583 Rich Larson

4/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:48:34

StarShipSofa No 582 Chris Barnham

4/3/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 424 – LAST WEEK 430 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "All That is Solid" by Chris Barnham Originally published in Compelling Science Fiction. 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...

Duration:00:38:08

StarShipSofa No 581 Dimitra Nikolaidou

3/27/2019
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My Go FundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/new-polytunnel PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 430 – LAST WEEK 430 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Heart of Vesta" by Dimitra Nikolaidou This story is original to StarShip Sofa. Dimitra Nikolaidou is a PhD candidate researching the relationship between speculative fiction and role-playing games. Her fiction has been published in Gallery of Curiosities, See the Elephant, Metaphorosis, the anthology After the Happily...

Duration:01:04:33

StarShipSofa No 580 Floris M. Kleijne and Holly Schofield

3/20/2019
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My Go FundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/new-polytunnel Flash Fiction: "Frog Soup" by Floris M. Kleijne This story originally appeared at Daily Science Fiction (August 2, 2016). Floris M. Kleijne is the author of over two dozen short stories in Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy's Edge, Factor Four, and numerous other publications, He lives in a 200 year old house in the Dutch river district, but does most of his writing on trains. Floris was the first Dutchman to win the prestigious Writers...

Duration:01:03:45

StarShip Sofa No 579 Alan Fisher

3/13/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 429 – LAST WEEK 433 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Pangloss" by Alan Fisher This story is original to StarShip Sofa. Alan Fisher is an attorney living in Washington, D.C. He's published two novellas, Servant of the Muses and A Pearl for Her Eyes, under the name Brad White. Both are available wherever ebooks are sold. His short story, "The Confession of Diego Stoessel," was included in Alban Lake Publishing's recent Lovecraftian...

Duration:01:13:13

StarShipSofa No 578 Alex Shvartsman

3/6/2019
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Main Fiction: "Whom He May Devour" by Alex Shvartsman This story was first published in Nautilus (2016). Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. Over 100 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Analog, Strange Horizons, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a two-time finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction (2015 and...

Duration:00:44:57

StarShipSofa No 577 Michael Ezell

2/27/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 433 – LAST WEEK 433 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "The Good Food" by Michael Ezell This story was first published by Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge (2016). Michael Ezell is a former US Marine who now works as a Project Coordinator for an Emmy-winning makeup effects shop in Southern California. His writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, as well as On Spec Magazine and Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine...

Duration:01:12:10

StarShipSofa No 576 Aliette de Bodard

2/20/2019
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Main Fiction: "In Everlasting Wisdom" by Aliette de Bodard Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories which have garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards. Her space opera books include The Tea Master and the Detective, a murder mystery set on a space station in a Vietnamese Galactic empire, inspired by...

Duration:00:54:06

StarShipSofa No 575 Nancy Kress

2/13/2019
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Main Fiction: "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Nancy Kress Originally published in Asimov's Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her most recent work is TERRAN TOMORROW , the third book in the YESTERDAY’S KIN trilogy. In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country...

Duration:00:44:21

StarShipSofa No 574 Alastair Reynolds

2/6/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 433 – LAST WEEK 437 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Belladona Nights" by Alastair Reynolds Originally published in The Weight of Words Alastair Reynolds is science fiction writer who has been published since 1990. He specialises in dark hard science fiction and space opera. Reynolds read physics and astronomy at Newcastle before earning a PhD from St Andrews, Scotland. In 1991, he moved to Noordwijk in the Netherlands where worked for...

Duration:00:47:38

StarShipSofa No 573 Ian Whates

1/30/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 437 – LAST WEEK 437 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Montpellier" by Ian Whates Ian Whates lives in a sleepy Cambridgeshire village with his partner, Helen, and a manic cocker spaniel called Bundle. A writer and editor of science fiction and fantasy, he is the author of seven novels, the co-author of two more, has seen some seventy of his short stories published, and has edited more than thirty anthologies. Ian served a term as a...

Duration:01:15:20

StarShipSofa No 572 Gwyneth Jones

1/23/2019
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Main Fiction: "Saving Tiamaat" by Gwyneth Jones Originally published in The New Space Opera. Gwyneth Jones is a writer and critic of genre fiction. She's won the Tiptree award, two World Fantasy awards, the Arthur C. Clarke award, the British Science Fiction Association short story award, the Dracula Society's Children of the Night award, the P.K.Dick award, and the SFRA Pilgrim award for lifetime achievement in sf criticism. She also writes for teenagers, usually as Ann Halam. She lives...

Duration:01:00:02

StarShipSofa No 571 Madeline Ashby

1/16/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 437 – LAST WEEK 437 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Domestic Violence" Originally published in Slate.com Madeline Ashby is a futurist and science fiction writer living in Toronto. Her work has been published in Slate, MIT Technology Review, BoingBoing, McSweeney’s, Clarkesworld, and elsewhere. Her novel COMPANY TOWN was a finalist in the CBC Books Canada Reads competition, and won the Copper Cylinder Award. She has worked with...

Duration:00:42:07

StarShip Sofa No 570 Jonathan Laidlow

1/9/2019
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 437 – LAST WEEK 437 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "The Astronaut Tier" by Jonathan Laidlow Jonathan Laidlow grew up in the North West of England, near the Sellafield Nuclear Power plant, which regularly leaked. He has one good leg, one good eye, and one good ear… His publications include "Darner" at Strange Horizons, "Obtrusion Rate" at Liminal Stories, "Inundated" at Far Fetched Fables, and "Hyrmnal" at Daily Science Fiction. He...

Duration:01:05:14

StarShip Sofa No 569 Gerri Leen

1/2/2019
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Main Fiction: "Paying Old Debts" by Gerri Leen 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...

Duration:01:14:45

StarShipSofa No 568 Yoon Ha Lee

12/19/2018
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 437 – LAST WEEK 434 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. 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...

Duration:01:19:16

StarShip Sofa No 567 Doug Smith

12/12/2018
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 434 – LAST WEEK 431 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. 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...

Duration:00:47:21

StarShipSofa No 566 Dennis Mombauer

12/5/2018
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PATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 431 – LAST WEEK 428 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "A Fear of Falling" by Dennis Mombauer This story is original to StarShipSofa. Dennis Mombauer currently lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as a writer of speculative fiction, textual experiments, and poetry. He also works as a freelance researcher on climate change adaptation, sustainable urban development, and autism spectrum disorder. He is co-publisher of a German magazine for...

Duration:00:53:01

StarShipSofa No 565 David Barr Kirtley

11/28/2018
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ATREON SUPPORT NOW STANDING AT 432 – LAST WEEK 428 HELP US GET TO 500 PATREON SUPPORTERS. Main Fiction: "Veil of Ignorance" by David Barr Kirtley Originally published in Lightspeed. "David Barr Kirtley is the host of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast on Wired.com, for which he’s interviewed well over 300 guests, including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Margaret Atwood, Richard Dawkins, Paul Krugman, Simon Pegg, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. His...

Duration:01:09:29