StarShipSofaAuthor: Tony C Smith
16 Jan 2019

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    StarShipSofa No 571 Madeline Ashby

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    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 organizations like Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Data & Society, Nesta, Changeist, and others. You can find her at madelineashby.com.

    Narrated by: Tatiana Grey

    Tatiana is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth. She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn’t won a single damned thing. She went to NYU and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her at tatianagrey.com.


  • Posted on 16 Jan 2019

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    StarShip Sofa No 570 Jonathan Laidlow

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    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 lives in Birmingham, UK. He tweets @burtkenobi and blogs occasionally at jonlaidlow.com.

     

    Narrated by: Nicola Seaton-Clark

    Nicola is originally from South Africa, where she grew up in various small towns around the country. Working as a professional actress full time for 25 years, she has also spent her time being variously, a jazz singer, waitress, bartender and English trainer. Currently she runs her voice-over company Offstimme with her actor husband Peter, and spends her spare time attempting to raise her children into decent human beings and attending heavy metal concerts.

    Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis


  • Posted on 09 Jan 2019

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    StarShip Sofa No 569 Gerri Leen

    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 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 gerrileen.com.

    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: Science News by J J Campanella


  • Posted on 02 Jan 2019

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    StarShipSofa No 568 Yoon Ha Lee

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    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 extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators.

    Narrated by: Mary Murphy

    Mary Murphy is an actor/voice-over artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She loves the world of audio fiction and is excited to be part of StarShipSofa. She can be heard voicing the role of Dashi on Disney Junior’s Octonauts, and voicing multiple characters for PBS Kid’s Past/Present, Leap Frog, & Muzzy. She can also be heard on Fireside Mystery Theatre’s audio drama podcast, Midnight Shorts Program, and narrating the audiobook Love and Smoke. Other credits include Boardwalk Empire, Man With A Gun, DNA, I Hope You Live Forever, Clutter, and Room 333. Recently she appeared in the play Near Nellie Bly for the Workshop Theater Series, and will be performing a series of Norwin Corwin & O Henry adaptations with QuickSilver. You can often find her roaming the streets of Brooklyn with her 13-pound Dachshund Penny, Gotham’s real Dark Knight.


  • Posted on 19 Dec 2018

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    StarShip Sofa No 567 Doug Smith

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    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 collections Chimerascope and Impossibilia, and the translated collection La Danse des Esprits. His writing guide, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, is a must-read for any short story writer.

    Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.

    His website is smithwriter.com and he tweets at @smithwritr.



     

    Narrated by: Nikolle Doolin

    Nikolle is a voice actor and a writer of fiction, scripts, and poetry. She has performed narrations for a number of popular and award-winning podcasts, such as The NoSleep PodcastTales to Terrify, and Far Fetched Fables. She also narrates classic literature in her own podcast Audio Literature Odyssey. To learn more about Nikolle, visit her website at nikolledoolin.com.


  • Posted on 12 Dec 2018

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