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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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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,...

Duration:00:42:12

StarShipEchoes 2007 StarShipSofa Originals Harlan Ellison

7/6/2018
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Support us on Patreon. This week we glimpse an echo way from the past as we listen to two young fellas talk all about Harlan Ellison. So long ago... hope you enjoy!

Duration:01:03:20

StarShipSofa No 544 T Fox Dunham

7/4/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 412 – last week 418 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Sick Leave" by T. Fox Dunham This story is original to StarShipSofa. T. Fox Dunham lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Allison. He’s a lymphoma survivor, cancer patient, modern bard and historian. His first book, The Street Martyr, was published by Gutter Books. A major motion picture based on the book is being produced by Throughline Films. Destroying the Tangible Illusion of...

Duration:01:21:58

StarShip Sofa No 543 Matthew Shean

6/27/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 418 – last week 417 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Sylvia and Larry" by Matthew Shean This story originally appeared in the anthology Lazarus Risen (Bundoran Press, 2016) Matthew has a Ph.D. in developmental biology and spent twenty years chained to a lab bench trying to understand why newts can regenerate arms when humans can't. He is now a science writer and librarian at a private research institute. He lives in Long Island...

Duration:01:14:44

StarShipSofa No 542 Ian Creasey

6/20/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 417 – last week 416 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Language of Flowers" by Ian Creasey This story originally appeared in Analog (May 2016) Ian Creasey lives in Yorkshire, England. He has published seventy-odd short stories in magazines and anthologies."The Language of Flowers" originally appeared in Analog (May 2016). "The Language of Flowers" is a sequel to "Ormonde and Chase", which was podcasted on StarShipSofa in episode...

Duration:00:46:54

StarShipSofa No 541 Christian Riley

6/13/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 416 – last week 410 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Singing Tree" by Christian Riley This story is original to StarShipSofa. Chris Riley lives near Sacramento, California, vowing one day to move back to the Pacific Northwest. In the meantime, he teaches special education, writes cool stories, and hides from the blasting heat for six months of the year. He has had over eighty short stories published in various magazines and...

Duration:00:57:28

StarShipSofa No 540 Zach Chapman

6/6/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 410 – last week 411 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Queenpin of the Wastes" by Zach Chapman Originally appeared in Futuristica Vol. 2. Zach Chapman is a movie critic, podcaster, and author. His short fiction appears in Nature, Tales to Terrify, and Writers of the Future. He also edited the anthology Time Travel Tales, which includes stories by Catherine Wells, Sean Williams, and Robert Silverberg. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his...

Duration:01:05:27

StarShipEchoes 21st April 2013 Interview Jerry Pournelle Greg Benford and Larry Niven

6/1/2018
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Support this show and it's archives - join Patreon Join me this week as I play a great interview never before played in public of a talk I did with three legends of science fiction: Jerry Pournelle, Greg Benford and Larry Niven way back on the 21st April 2013.

Duration:01:42:45

StarShipSofa No 539 Robert Dawson

5/30/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 411 – last week 408 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Art of Failure" by Robert Dawson Originally appeared in Compelling SF, March 2016. Robert Dawson teaches mathematics at a Nova Scotian university. He has been writing science fiction for about eight years, and is an alumnus of the Sage Hill and Viable Paradise writing workshops. When not teaching, doing research, or writing, he enjoys orienteering, fencing, and cycling, and...

Duration:01:14:04

StarShipSofa No 538 Konstantine Paradias

5/23/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 408 – last week 410 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Cram Time" by Konstantine Paradias This story original to StarShipSofa 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...

Duration:00:44:20

StarShipSofa No 537 Lauren Beukes

5/16/2018
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Main Fiction: "Pop Tarts" by Lauren Beukes Originally appeared in Laugh it Off. Lauren Beukes is a South African author and scriptwriter. Her books include the black magic noir, Zoo City, which won the Arthur C Clarke Award, The Shining Girls, about a time-travelling serial killer and the survivor who turns the hunt around, which won the University of Johannesburg Prize, and Survivor’s Club, a horror comic with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly. Her latest book is Slipping: Short Stories,...

Duration:00:32:53

StarShip Sofa No 536 Kelly Robson

5/9/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 410 – last week 416 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Two-Year Man" by Kelly Robson This story was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, August 2015 Kelly Robson Kelly Robson’s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Asimov’s, and multiple anthologies including many year’s bests. In 2017, she was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the 2016...

Duration:00:44:18

StarShipEchoes August 28 2014 Lisa Tuttle

5/4/2018
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Support this show and keep the archives intact. This episode come from the archives of 28th August 2014 with a grand tale by Lisa Tuttle. This story was picked by a ex editor of the show and a good friend Adam Pracht. It was a running joke with Adam that I could never say his surname correctly. One of many that I have butchered over the years. “The Dream Detective” by Lisa Tuttle Lisa Tuttle is an American-born science fiction, fantasy, and horror author. She has published more than a...

Duration:00:39:50

StarShipSofa No 535 Maurice Broaddus

5/2/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 416 – last week 411 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "The Valkyrie" by Maurice Broaddus Originally published in War Stories A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the...

Duration:01:02:40

StarShipSofa No 534 Chris Barnham

4/25/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 411 – last week 407 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. 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...

Duration:01:28:53

StarShipSofa No 533 Ian Creasey

4/18/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 407 – last week 405 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Ormonde and Chase" by Ian Creasey This story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction (June 2014) Ian Creasey lives in Yorkshire, England. He has published seventy-odd short stories, several of which have previously been podcasted at StarShipSofa. His last appearance in StarShipSofa was "The Odour of Sanctity" in episode 514, December 2017. Narrated by: Matt Dovey Matt...

Duration:00:58:46

StarShipSofa No 532 Arkady Martine

4/11/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 405 – last week 404. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "All The Colours You Thought Were Kings" by Arkady Martine Originally published in Shimmer. Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire and an apprentice city planner. Under both names she writes about border politics, rhetoric, propaganda, and the edges of the world. Arkady grew up in New York City and, after...

Duration:00:54:32

StarShipEchoes September 25 2013 Philip Suggars

4/6/2018
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Support this podcast on Patreon This week we catch Nick Camm narrating Philip Suggars short story “Automatic Diamante”. And as you can see this episode hit the Sofa airwaves Sept 25th 2013.

Duration:00:35:36

StarShipSofa No 531 Ken Liu

4/4/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 404 – last week 406. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Bitcoin address: 1FcqW3GEWFX9tuoyFrn1ySKoeybyc3J4W9 Ethereum address: 0xacC43A99b1eDe0e4a04B43A7A7fa3aA476B87EAA Main Fiction: "Gossamer" by Ken Liu Originally published in Writers of the Future Ken Liu is an author of speculative fiction, as well as a translator, lawyer, and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he is the author of The Dandelion Dynasty, a...

Duration:01:02:37

StarShipSofa No 530 Meredith Morgenstern

3/28/2018
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Patreon support now standing at 406 – last week 405. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Bitcoin address: 1FcqW3GEWFX9tuoyFrn1ySKoeybyc3J4W9 Ethereum address: 0xacC43A99b1eDe0e4a04B43A7A7fa3aA476B87EAA Main Fiction: "The Stone Age Gap" by Meredith Morgenstern This story is original to StarShipSofa Meredith Morgenstern is the space princess identity of Meredith Lopez. She spent twenty years living in New York City until fickle circumstance forced her to move to the New Jersey...

Duration:01:27:07