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Climb aboard the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa, and let intrepid Captain Tony C. Smith take you on a voyage of wonder! This vessel's cargo hold is filled with the latest & greatest in science fiction short stories, and her engine is fuelled by the finest narrators in all of known space.



Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, interviews and fact articles, StarShipSofa has been the mighty flagship of the District of Wonders podcast network since 2006. Over the years, StarShipSofa has grown to feature many of the best in the field, including stories from the most well-known authors of the past and present, as well as the finest up-and-coming talent breaking onto the scene today.



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Climb aboard the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa, and let intrepid Captain Tony C. Smith take you on a voyage of wonder! This vessel's cargo hold is filled with the latest & greatest in science fiction short stories, and her engine is fuelled by the finest narrators in all of known space.



Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, interviews and fact articles, StarShipSofa has been the mighty flagship of the District of Wonders podcast network since 2006. Over the years, StarShipSofa has grown to feature many of the best in the field, including stories from the most well-known authors of the past and present, as well as the finest up-and-coming talent breaking onto the scene today.



Like all shows in the District of Wonders, StarShipSofa is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe to this podcast today and begin your journey through time, space, and beyond.



Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.



Winner: Hugo Award for Best Fanzine, 2010



Nominee: Parsec Awards, 2007 Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa

    StarShipSofa No 655 Brian Rappatta

    StarShipSofa No 655 Brian Rappatta

    Main Fiction: The Prufrock Whisperer by Brian Rappatta
    This story was first published in Amazing Stories, Issue 4, April 2020.
    Brian Rappatta (pronounced RAP puh tuh) once swore he would never set a story in his home town. Famous last words. He originally hails from Goshen, Indiana, where “The Prufrock Whisperer” takes place, but currently resides in South Korea. His previous fiction in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, have appeared in Analog, Baffling Magazine, Amazing Stories, and Writers of the Future, as well as in multiple anthologies and podcasts such as Curiosities and Tales to Terrify.
    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.

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    StarShipSofa No 654 Aaron Moskalik

    StarShipSofa No 654 Aaron Moskalik

    Main Fiction: Elysium Fields by Aaron Moskalik
    This story is original to StarShipSofa.
    Aaron Moskalik starts his day writing speculative fiction in Southfield, Michigan before swiveling his chair to his Work From Home station. He has published stories in Nature and Perihelion Science Fiction, among others. To view all his published works, visit aaronmoskalik.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, Tales to Terrify, and The Cursed Inn. He can be found on Twitter as @AlephBaker.
    Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis

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    StarShipSofa No 653 Adam Fout

    StarShipSofa No 653 Adam Fout

    Main Fiction: "Gravity Pulls Down" by Adam Fout
    This story is original to StarShipSofa.
    Adam Fout is an addiction / recovery / mental health blogger and a speculative fiction / nonfiction writer in North Texas. He blogs at adamfout.com. He is a graduate of the 2020 Odyssey Writing Workshop and was a finalist in the F(r)iction Spring 2020 Nonfiction Contest. His nonfiction appears in december, J Journal, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and superstition [review]. His speculative fiction appears in StarShipSofa, Flash Fiction Online, Pulp Literature, and DreamForge.
    Narrated by Randal Schwartz
    Randal L. Schwartz is best well known for his seminal books on the Perl
    programming language that helped make the world wide web possible and
    popular. He produced a weekly audio and video podcast on open source
    software, but has given that up after 13 years to get those five hours
    per week back again. Between the podcast, and bouncing all over the
    world teaching programming and speaking at conferences, he's no stranger

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    StarShipSofa No 652 Eve Tushnet

    StarShipSofa No 652 Eve Tushnet

    Main Fiction: "Love" by Eve Tushnet
    This story first appeared in Third Order Magazine (08 December 2008).
    Eve Tushnet is the author of one nonfiction book and two novels: Amends (2015) and Punishment: A Love Story (2019).
    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 Sturgis

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    StarShipSofa No 651 Mia Moss

    StarShipSofa No 651 Mia Moss

    Main Fiction: "The Radiant Web" by Mia Moss
    This story is original to StarShipSofa.
    Mia Moss is a speculative fiction author, runner, and baker. She
    currently lives in the Bay Area in a warehouse guarded by feral cats,
    where she is hard at work on her debut fantasy novel. She would be delighted to share her cookies and gin. You can follow her on Twitter
    @ladyglitterpunk or subscribe to her newsletter at magicrobotcarnival.com.
    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 on Facebook.

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    StarShipSofa No 650 Edward Ashton

    StarShipSofa No 650 Edward Ashton

    Main Fiction: "Wolves" by Edward Ashton
    This story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact (October 2019).
    Edward Ashton lives in a cabin in the woods (not that Cabin in the Woods) with his wife, a variable number of daughters, and an adorably mopey dog named Max. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as of short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Escape Pod, Analog, and Fireside Fiction.You can find him online at edwardashton.com, or on Twitter @edashtonwriting.
    Narrated by Randal Schwartz.
    Randal Schwartz is
    Randal Schwartz, also known as merlyn, is an American author, system administrator and programming consultant. He is known for his expertise in the Perl programming language, his promotional role within the Perl community, as a co-host of FLOSS Weekly.

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