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    StarShipSofa No 672 Dune Review + Em Liu

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    Review Dune movieMain Fiction: "Michael" by Em Liu.This story was first published in Mysterion on September 28, 2020.Em Liu grew up in Palm Beach, Florida and has lived in the American Southwest, the Midwest, New England, and Japan. She now resides with her husband and toddler in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, where she researches financial systems by day and devises magic systems by night. You can find her on Twitter as @EmLiuWriting.Narrated by Will Stagl.Will Stagl lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Susan and daughter, Violet. His is a creative professional by day, the leader singer and guitarist for a post-punk band called the Liquid Centers by night, and is always up for a pint at the corner pub.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 671 Grant Carrington

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    Main Fiction: "Half Past the Dragon" by Grant Carrington.This story was first published in Fantastic Magazine in January 2021.Grant Carrington is the author of three sf books from Brief Candle Press of Beaverton, Ore., 2 CDs of original songs available from Amazon and other internet sites, 5 plays given full productions, and 40-50 stories, mostly sf. One was a Nebula finalist in 1976 and one won the short story award at the Sandhills Writers Conference in 1977. He attended Clarion 68-69 and Tulane 71. He was associate editor of Amazing/Fantastic 1972-74 and contributing editor of Eternity 1977-79. We do not speak of his poetry in polite company. He was a computer programmer for Goddard Space Flight Center, the US Navy, University of Florida, Savannah River Ecology Lab, Westinghouse, and the US Treasury Department. He has a BA (NYU) and MA (Univ. of Fla.) in mathematics.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 and Escape Pod among others, and has doing audiobooks in her sights.Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H SturgisSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 670 Raluca Balasa

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    Main Fiction: "Forty-Flesh Barrier" by Raluca Balasa.This story was first published in Mad Scientist Journal, January 2019.Raluca Balasa holds an MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her approach to writing is character oriented, often dealing with love/hate relationships, antiheroes, and antagonists who make you agree with them. Her short work has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, Aurealis, The Mithila Review, and Grimdark Magazine, among others.Currently, Raluca works as a freelance editor and English teacher in the Toronto area. Her debut science fiction novel, Blood State, was released in September of 2020 from Renaissance Press. She can be found at her website.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.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 669 J Weintraub

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    Main Fiction: "Afloat" by Joe Weintraub.This story was first published in Altered States: Sci-fi and Fantasy Stories about Change (Mint Hill Books, 2011).A member of the Dramatists Guild, J. Weintraub has had short plays and radio dramas produced throughout the United States and in Australia, New Zealand, India, and Germany. His fiction, poetry, and essays have been published in all sorts of literary reviews, general magazines, and scholarly journals, and his translations from the French and Italian have appeared in publications in the US, the UK, and Australia. As a translator he has also introduced the Italian horror writer, Nicola Lombardi, to the English speaking-public.Narrated by Anthony Babington.Anthony Babington is a 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, Tales to Terrify, and The CFact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H SturgisSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 668 Jeremy Szal

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     Main Fiction: "Dead Men Walking" by Jeremy Szal. This story was first published in Abyss and Apex in December, 2017.Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 and was raised by wild dingoes, which should explain a lot. He spent his childhood exploring beaches, bookstores, and the limits of people’s patience. He’s the author of over forty science-fiction short stories. His debut novel, STORMBLOOD, a dark space opera about a drug made from the DNA of extinct aliens that makes users permanently addicted to adrenaline and aggression, is out now from Gollancz as the first of a trilogy, with BLINDSPACE releasing sometime in 2021. He was the editor for the Hugo-winning StarShipSofa until 2020 and has a BA in Film Studies and Creative Writing from UNSW. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia with his family. He loves watching weird movies, collecting boutique gins, exploring cities, cold weather, and dark humour. Find him at http://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal.Narrated by Fred Himebaugh.Fred Himebaugh lives a pulp fiction life and takes notes. His family lives with him, warily, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fred's fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Mysterion, and most recently at Distant Shore Publishing, but he is most proud that, after a long association with the StartShipSofa, working as a narrator, commentator, and Fan Number One, his story "Fingers" was selected for the Sofa in 2020. And then, Tony made him editor.You can also read novels by Fred, published under the name Frederick Gero Heimbach, namely The Devil's Dictum and Ronald Reagan's Brilliant Bullet. His third novel will be released by Liberty Island Media Group in a few months.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 667 C H Pearce

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    Main Fiction: "Worms, their Carer, and his Friend" by C. H. Pearce.This story is original to StarShipSofa.C. H. Pearce is an Australian writer of weird dystopian stories. She lives in Canberra with her partner and two small children, wrangles data at her day job, and also does art. Her short fiction has appeared in Aurealis, Award Winning Australian Writing 2016, and the CSFG Publishing anthology Unnatural Order. She's currently revising her first novel, an expanded version of the short story 'Worms, their Carer, and his Friend.' Find her online on chpearce.net, Instagram @c.h.pearce, or Twitter @CHPearceWrites.Narrated by Will Stagl.Will Stagl lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Susan and daughter, Violet. His is a creative professional by day, the leader singer and guitarist for a post-punk band called the Liquid Centers by night, and is always up for a pint at the corner pub.Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H SturgisSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 666 T Lucas Earle

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    Main Fiction: "Monkey Talk" by T. Lucas Earle.This story was first published in Electric Spec in July 2011.T. Lucas Earle is a writer, filmmaker, and musician. His fiction has appeared in Electric Spec, Colored Lens, Razor Literary Magazine, Baltimore Review, and New Myths. His dark comedy, Abduction, premiered in LA Shorts fest in 2013. His most recent film, in which he also plays the lead, is "Up Next." (You can view both films on his website and on YouTube.) T. Lucas lives in Los Angeles. Visit him at tlucasearle.com.Narrated by TF Ahmad.TF Ahmad is a writer and narrator from Chicago. His fiction has been published in Dark Futures and SOILED Magazine. His nonfiction has been published in the Chicago Monitor and Architizer.com. He's narrated stories on Tales to Terrify & he podcasts his own fiction on The Night Bulletin podcast, which you can find on your favorite podcast app. He can be hired for voiceover work at fiverr.com/tf_ahmad.Fact: Hugo Reviews by Andy TomaswickSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 665 Sophie York

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    Main Fiction: "Sleepers" by Sophie York."Sleepers" first appeared in Deep Magic in August, 2018.Sophie York is a biomedical scientist and writer from Melbourne, Australia. When not working or translating the implications of research into fiction, she explores the world, documenting it with photographs and words. She was former editor-in-chief of SQ Mag, Australian speculative fiction ezine, where she won an Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Work. Her short fiction has been previously published in Deep Magic and several Antipodean anthologies.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.Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H SturgisSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 664 Robert D. Beech

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    Main Fiction: "In the Glow-Worm's Cave" by Robert D. Beech.This story is original to StarShipSofa.Robert Beech is a practicing psychiatrist and a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine. He has published professional papers in a variety of scientific journals.Narrated by: Anthony Babington.Anthony Babington is a 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, Tales to Terrify, and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    StarShipSofa No 663 Lucy Stone

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    Main Fiction: "Camp Cupid" by Lucy Stone.This story first appeared in House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, vol. 1.Lucy Stone is a freelance writer, lexicographer, and mother of one. Her stories have appeared in many speculative journals, including Dreamforge Magazine, Electric Spec, House of Zolo, and Bards and Sages Quarterly. Her major preoccupations are folklore, romance, and mental illness. Her stories contain many villains, but the ultimate one is usually despair, and she will fight it with every word she writes – even prepositions. She can be found on her website www.lucystonewriter.com, and on Twitter @LucyStoneWriter.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 and Escape Pod among others, and has doing audiobooks in her sights.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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