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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 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

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