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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.






StarShipSofa No 513 Alan Baxter

Main Fiction: "Bodies of Evidence" by Alan Baxter Originally published in In Your Face Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes supernatural thrillers and urban horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dogs. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dogs and cat. He’s the multi-award-winning author of several novels and over seventy short stories and novellas. Read extracts from his novels, a...

Duration: 01:02:40

StarShipSofa No 511 Elizabeth Bear

Support on Patreon Patreon RSS Main Fiction: "This Chance Planet" by Elizabeth Bear Originally published on Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 30 novels (The most recent is THE STONE IN THE SKULL, an epic fantasy from Tor) and over a hundred short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner, writer Scott Lynch. Narrated by: Mary Murphy Mary...

Duration: 00:58:35

StarShipSofa No 510 Dan Abnett

Support on Patreon Grab Patreon RSS Feed Main Fiction: "The Frost Giant's Data" by Dan Abnett Originally published in Cosmic Powers Dan Abnett is a seven-times New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn Cycle, volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy. In comics, his 2008...

Duration: 01:00:26

StarShipSofa No 509 Jeremy Szal

SUPPORT Me on Patreon Patreon RSS Feed Paste this into your podcatcher of choice. I use Pocket Cast Main Fiction: "Ark of Bones" by Jeremy Szal Original to StarShipSofa. Jeremy Szal is a Mediterranean-blooded mongrel who was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia, where he was raised by wild dingoes. His science-fiction, horror and nonfiction have appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange...

Duration: 01:21:17

StarShipSofa No 508 Suyi Davies OkungbowaUntitled Episode

Main Fiction: "Places" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa Originally published in Mothership Zeta Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a storyteller who writes freelance from Lagos, Nigeria. His (mostly speculative) fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Fireside, Podcastle, The Dark, Mothership Zeta, Omenana; and the anthologies Lights Out: Resurrection and A World of Horror; amidst other places. His nonfiction has appeared in Lightspeed and Klorofyl. He is a charter member of the African...

Duration: 00:55:39

StarShipSofa No 507 Doug Souza

Patreon: Main Fiction: "Claim Jumpers" by Doug Souza Originally published at Visions V: Milky Way Doug C. Souza lives smack dab in the middle of California where he writes speculative fiction. His stories have been published in Asimov’s, The Writers of the Future Vol. 33, and many other short fiction publications. When he’s not writing, Doug enjoys teaching aspiring writers and kicking it with his wife (and main reader/editor) Nicole. But...

Duration: 00:57:14

StarShipSofa No 506 Robert Jeschonek

Main Fiction: "In a Green Dress, Surrounded by Exploding Clowns" by Robert Jeschonek Originally published at Galaxy's Edge Robert Jeschonek is an award-winning author whose fiction, comics, essays, and non-fiction have been published around the world. His stories have appeared in Galaxy's Edge, Escape Pod, Fiction River. He has written Doctor Who and Star Trek fiction and Batman and Justice Society comics for DC Comics. His young adult slipstream novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won...

Duration: 01:40:03

StarShipSofa No 505 Colleen Anderson

Main Fiction: "A Book By It's Cover" by Colleen Anderson Originally published in Mirrorshards Colleen Anderson has been twice nominated for the Aurora Award in poetry, and longlisted for the Stoker Award. She has co-edited Tesseracts 17, and Playground of Lost Toys which was nominated for a 2016 Aurora Award. She is currently editing for Alice Unbound. New or forthcoming works are in Grievous Angel, Futuristica, The Sum of US, OnSpec and others. Because there is not enough to do, she is...

Duration: 00:40:17

StarShipSofa No 504 Marcelle Dubé

Main Fiction: "The Verdant Gene" by Marcelle Dube Originally published in Fiction River: Moonscapes Marcelle Dubé writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery fiction. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and award-winning anthologies, and her novels include the Mendenhall Mystery series and Backli’s Ford, an A’lle Chronicles novel. She grew up near Montreal and after trying out a number of different provinces (not to mention Belgium) she settled in the Yukon, where people...

Duration: 01:10:45

StarShipSofa 503 Zach Chapman

Main Fiction: "Horror on Habitat Seven" This story is original to StarShipSofa Zach Chapman grew up on a ranch just north of San Antonio, Texas where he could see the cows grazing in the pasture from his bedroom window. In 2011 he graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a degree in English, where he won the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) English Award for creative writing. He currently lives in Austin with his Librarian wife Taylor, a cat, a rabbit...

Duration: 00:45:22

StarShipSofa No 502 Claude Lalumiere

Main Fiction: "This Is The Ice-Age" Originally published in Mythspring Claude Lalumière is the author of Objects of Worship, The Door to Lost Pages, Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes, and Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment. His first fiction – “Bestial Acts” – appeared in Interzone in 2002, and he has since published more than 100 stories, several of which have been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Hungarian, and Serbian and adapted for stage, screen, audio, and comics. In...

Duration: 00:53:59

StarShipSofa 501 Robert Silverberg

Main Fiction: "Needle in a Timestack" by Robert Silverberg Originally published in Asimov's Robert Silverberg has been a professional writer since 1955, and is widely known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. He is the winner of four Hugo, six Nebula awards, and three Locus awards. He was named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1999, and was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2004. His books and stories have been translated into forty...

Duration: 01:26:45

StarShipSofa No 500 Harlan Ellison

Support StarShipSofa on Patreon Main Fiction: "How Interesting: A Tiny Man" by Harlan Ellison Originally published in Realms of Fantasy Harlan Ellison has written or edited 75 books; more than 1700 stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns; two dozen teleplays, for which he received the Writers Guild of America most outstanding teleplay award for solo work an unprecedented four times; and a dozen movies. He won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award twice, the Horror...

Duration: 00:24:59

StarShipSofa No 499 Joe Haldeman

Main Fiction: "None So Blind" by Joe Haldeman Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Joe Haldeman has garnered both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award for his famous novel The Forever War, one of the landmark books of the '70s. He has since won four more Hugo Awards, another four Nebula Awards, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for his novel Camouflage, the SFWA Grandmaster Award, and has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. His other...

Duration: 00:39:21

StarShipSofa No 498 Rebecca DeVendra and Eric Reynolds

Main Fiction: "A Packhorse for your Silly Memes" by Rebecca DeVendra Originally published in Outliers of Speculative Fiction Rebecca DeVendra is a figure artist and speculative fiction writer living in Boston. She serves as a first reader for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She's also a mom to three cacophonous, early-rising children. She's probably in her pajamas, but she has an emergency collar shirt for video calls. Check out more of her work: Narrated...

Duration: 00:56:09

StarShipSofa No 497 Julie Novakova

Patreon Support if greatly appreciated Main Fiction: "The Ship Whisperer" by Julie Novakova Originally published in Asimov's Julie Novakova is a Czech author and translator of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Fantasy Scroll, Persistent Visions and other magazines and anthologies. Her work in Czech includes seven novels, one anthology (Terra Nullius) and over thirty short stories and novelettes. Some of her works have...

Duration: 00:45:44

StarShipSofa No 496 Konstantine Paradias

Please Support this fine show on Patreon Main Fiction: "How You Ruined Everything" by Konstantine Paradias Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 5 Konstantine Paradias is a writer by choice and a member of the SFWA. His short stories have been published in the Dystopia-Utopia Anthology by Flame Tree Press, The Cackle of Cthulhu Anthology and the AE Canadian Science Fiction Review, among many others.His short story collection "Sorry, Wrong Country" is published by Rooster...

Duration: 00:42:27

StarShipSofa No 495 Gerri Leen

Main Fiction: "The Woman I Used To Be" by Gerri Leen Originally published in Grimdark Magazine: Issue #1 Gerri Leen lives in Northern Virginia and originally hails from Seattle. She has work appearing in: Nature, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, Grimdark, and others. She recently caught the editing bug and is preparing to edit her fourth anthology for an independent press. See more at Fact: Science News by J J...

Duration: 01:01:22

StarShipSofa No 494 Yosef Lindell

Main Fiction: "We Were Once of the Sky" by Yosef Lindell Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Yosef Lindell is a lawyer, writer, and occasional historian. His short fiction has previously appeared in Clarkesworld and Beneath Ceaseless Skies and has been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese.Yosef resides in an unincorporated part of Maryland just outside of Washington, DC with his wife and son. You can find him online at Narrated by: Jeremy Moran...

Duration: 01:04:28

StarShipSofa No 493 Tracy Canfield

Main Fiction: "StarShip Down" by Tracy Canfield SUPPORT US ON PATREON! Originally published in Analog Tracy Canfield is a computational linguist whose short science fiction and fantasy has appeared in Analog, Strange Horizons, and many other magazines and anthologies. CNN called her a "Klingon scholar" when she recorded the Klingon version of the Jenolan Caves' audio tour. Narrated by: Samantha Wahlen Always keeping a clean manicure and a cup of coffee in her hand, Samantha Wahlen is a...

Duration: 00:45:18

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