StarShipSofaAuthor: Tony C Smith
21 Oct 2018


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    StarShipSofa No 559 Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

    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 what he calls "haiku fiction", stories that are small in scale but big in impact. If you enjoyed "In the Sands of Rubal-Khali" let him know at his blog: or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.


    Narrated by: Deanna Sanchez

    Deanna Sanchez is a voiceover artist and actress who has performed professionally for 14 years. She has voiced various commercials, industrials, and characters, and specializes in the “sexy voice” of powerful female roles. An avid fan of science fiction since her grandfather gave her a copy of Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky when she was 9, she feels greatly privileged to help bring this story to life. While pursuing a voice talent and acting career, Deanna also consults in Geographical Information Systems and develops custom mapping applications for real estate and other industries. Her background in IT management does not prevent her from owning multiple old computers, some with Windows 98 still running. Three-dimensional visualization of spatial data is a favorite pastime, and she has spent many hours translating real-Earth elevation data into unique 3-D worlds. Deanna’s voice over demo can be heard at the Lambert Studios website, an outstanding full service recording studio.

  • Posted on 17 Oct 2018

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    StarShipSofa No 558 Annie Sheng

    Main Fiction: "Suvu and Swashbuckling Love" by Annie Sheng

    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, Galaxy's Edge, LONTAR, Andromeda SpacewaysMithila Review, Issues in Earth Science, Factor Four and elsewhereincluding anthologies of the strange and delightful. You can find her on her website or on Twitter: @spireswriter.

    Narrated by: Stephanie Morris

    Stephanie is a recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Award and a graduate of the 2017 Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in FIYAH, Apex Magazine, Nightmare, and Pseudopod. She is a regular podcast reader for Uncanny Magazine and has narrated short fiction for the Escape Artists podcasts, StarShipSofa, and Far Fetched Fables. You can find her on Twitter at @smaliamorris.

    Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

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  • Posted on 10 Oct 2018

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    StarShipSofa 557 David Whitaker

    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 his other works at

    Narrated by: Summer Brooks

    Summer Brooks is a story addict who watches too much television, and she enjoys putting her encyclopedic sci-fi geek knowledge to the test in discussions about sci-fi, horror, and comics. She has been doing just that on Slice of Sci,Fi since 2005, as co-host, producer, host and EIC, and as The Babylon Podcast co-host from 2006-2012.

    Summer is also an avid reader and writer of sci,fi, fantasy, and thrillers, with a handful of published credits to her name. Next on her agenda is writing an urban fantasy action-adventure, and a monster movie extravaganza. She also does narrations for Tales to Terrify, StarShip Sofa, and Escape Pod among others, and has doing audiobooks in her sights.

  • Posted on 03 Oct 2018

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    StarShipSofa No 556 Liz Coleman

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    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. He has extensive experience in all areas of production, including directing, writing, cinematography, and editing. He is the only person ever to conduct a night shoot in the ancient city of Petra, and the first person in America to use film lenses on an HD camera. He wrote and directed the award-winning feature film The Record Keeperwhich premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London and is currently on the world wide festival circuit. He is also the director of the Star Wars fan film The Force and the Fury. When he isn’t busy directing his own projects, he enjoys teaching film making workshops, shaping the film makers of the future.

    Fact: Science News by J J Campanella

  • Posted on 26 Sep 2018

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    StarShipSofa No 555 Timothy Mudie

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    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 necessarily in that order. He has appeared on professional stages in Chicago and Los Angeles, and is a member of Theatre Banshee in Burbank, California. He has designed graphics and props for numerous films and TV shows. With his friend & collaborator of many years, Sean Branney, Andrew has been running The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society since 1984, and has developed numerous film, audio, and gaming projects, including the award-winning motion pictures The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness. He is the author of Lovecraftian Times and is the designer of highly authentic prop documents for Call of Cthulhu gamers. 

  • Posted on 19 Sep 2018


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