StarShipSofaAuthor: Tony C Smith
19 May 2019


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    StarShipSofa No 588 Aaron Emmel

    Main Fiction: "The Engineers of Abundance" by Aaron Emmel

    This story was first published in Empyreome (October 1, 2018).

    Aaron Emmel ’s stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Thanks to the patience of his wonderful wife, and despite the impatience of his wonderful children, Aaron also writes essays, graphic novels, and interactive fiction. Find him online at

    Narrated by: Anthony Babington

    Anthony Babington is an aspiring voice actor, who looks just slightly off from how he sounds. From his secret volcano lair in Minnesota he narrates podcasts, and leases his soul to corporate America. He has previously recorded for Far Fetched Fables and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.

    Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

  • Posted on 15 May 2019

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    StarShipSofa No 587 Forrest Brazeal

    Main Fiction: "The Girl of the Golden City" by Forrest Brazeal

    This story is original to StarShipSofa.

    Forrest Brazeal is a software engineer, writer, and cartoonist based in rural Virginia. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Diabolical Plots, Abyss & Apex, and elsewhere. Find him at or on twitter @forrestbrazeal.

    This story is narrated by the author.

  • Posted on 08 May 2019

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    StarShipSofa No 586 David Gray

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    Main Fiction: "Wreckers' Moon" by David Gray

    Gray is a Scots-born writer and creative director living in Brooklyn, NYC.

    His journalistic and design credits include Blackbook, Gear magazine, Out, Time Inc, Lollipop mag and others. His fiction has found its way to Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, Metaphorosis, the forthcoming Children of the Sky anthology, Chrome Baby and others. Gray’s first sci-fi novel – Moonflowers – is in contract to print early 2019, with a sequel and a Scotland-set modern fairy tale following and publishing soon after. He did so much unseen world-building for Wreckers’ Moon that he’d love to make it into a novel some day soon.

    Narrated by: Andrea Richardson

    Andrea is a British singer and actress. With extensive stage and film  performances to her name, she began narration and voiceover work in  2014 but enjoys using her existing skills in a different way. You can  find her at and on Facebook.

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  • Posted on 01 May 2019

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    StarShipSofa No 585 Gerri Leen

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    Main Fiction: "What the Rain Brings" by Gerri Leen

    This story was originally published in A Rustle of Dark Leaves: Tales from the Shadows of the Forest (Misanthrope Press, 2012).

    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 ShowDaily Science FictionCast of Wonders, and others. She’s edited several anthologies for independent presses, is finishing some longer projects, and is a member of SFWA and HWA. See more at

    Narrated by: Andrea Richardson

    Andrea is a British singer and actress. With extensive stage and film performances to her name, she began narration and voiceover work in 2014 but enjoys using her existing skills in a different way. You can find her at and on Facebook.

    Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

  • Posted on 24 Apr 2019

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    StarShipSofa No 584 Chris Beckett


    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 the Clarke award for his novel Dark Eden, and the Edge Hill Prize for his story collection, The Turing Test. A former social worker, social work manager and social work lecturer, but now concentrating on his writing, he lives in Cambridge, England.

    Narrated by: George Hrab

    Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs and a concert DVD; published two books; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award-winning podcast; emceed countless science conferences; been a TEDx speaker; and has even performed for President Clinton. He’s traveled to four continents promoting critical thinking, science, and skepticism through story and song. George is considered one of the preeminent skeptic/science/atheist/geek-culture music icons currently living in his apartment.

    Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

  • Posted on 17 Apr 2019


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