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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine

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    StarShipSofa 704 Ramez Yoakeim

    StarShipSofa 704 Ramez Yoakeim

    Main Fiction: "Rockhoppers" by Ramez Yoakeim
    A one-time engineer and educator, Ramez Yoakeim’s work favors the darker side of speculative fiction but mostly he writes about hope, including "More Than Trinkets," named one of Tor.com’s Must-Read Speculative Short Fiction. You’ll find more of his stories in Hidden Realms from Flame Tree Press, Sci Phi Journal, Translunar Travelers Lounge, Andromeda Spaceways, and many others. Discover more on his website, yoakeim.com, and Twitter @RamezYoakeim.
    This story is original to StarShipSofa.
    Narrated by: Christina M. Rau
    Christina M. Rau is the author of the 2021 poetry collection What We Do To Make Us Whole (Alien Buddha Press), the Elgin Award winning sci-fi fem poetry collection Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press) and the chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press) and For The Girls, I (dancing girl press). She is currently serving as Poet In Residence for Cedaremere, Poet In Residence for Oceanside Library and was named Long Island Poet of the Year 2020 by Walt Whitman Birthplace Association . She is also the founder of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island, NY. She teaches English at Nassau Community College where she also serves as Editor for The Nassau Review.
    She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at LIU Southampton, her MA in English and Creative Writing at Hofstra, and her BS in English at SUNY Oneonta.
    Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis
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    StarShipSofa 703 José Pablo Iriarte

    StarShipSofa 703 José Pablo Iriarte

    This story originally appeared in Uncanny Magazine, #40.
    José Pablo Iriarte is a Cuban-American writer, high school math teacher, and parent of two. Their fiction has been finalist for the Nebula, Hugo, Locus and Sturgeon Awards, longlisted for the Otherwise Award, and reprinted in various Year's Best compilations. Their debut novel is slated for publication in spring of 2024 from Knopf Books for Young Readers. José currently serves as Director-at-Large for SFWA. Learn more (but frankly not much more) at www.labyrinthrat.com, or look for José on twitter @labyrinthrat.
    Narrated by: Bob Hole
    Bob Hole is a bon-vivant (hermit), author, podcaster, blogger, and social media addict. He loves science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, stamp collecting, cactus, and most of the sciences (geek AND nerd). He lives in the Sonoran Desert with his partner.
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    • 47 min
    What Is Happening To StarShipSofa in 2023

    What Is Happening To StarShipSofa in 2023

    What Is Happening To StarShipSofa in 2023Hey up,
    Just wanted to wish you all have MASSIVE and amazing Happy New Year for 2023. It truly means a lot to know you are still out there and still listening to my little podcast that I started nearly 17 years ago. That makes me so proud just to type those words. And... the big thing... we are still going after all these years thanks to you.
    So... not just a massive thank you but a Ultra Massive thank you.
    But... I'm hellish selfish and I want StarShipSofa to keep going well into the future but I simply can't do it without your help. This show has lasted all those years because you have all supported me and StarShipSofa...
    ... please please... help us with a donation to keep StarShipSofa's engines running. At one time hit 500 Patreon supporters. We have dropped now to 305
    There's two ways to support:
    One off donation... go here.
    And... Monthly via Patreon... go here.
    With the excellent Nick Mamatas as editor picking the stories and Will Stagl choosing the narrators StarShipSofa has a formidable team pushing out some truly amazing science Fiction. Long may it last... and it will with your help!
    As ever,
    Tony C Smith
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    • 10 min
    StarShip Sofa 702 Rhiannon Rasmussen

    StarShip Sofa 702 Rhiannon Rasmussen

    Main Fiction: "An Elegy for the Bucephalus" by Rhiannon Rasmussen
    This story originally appeared in Unlikely Wonders (Robot Dinosaur Press, 2022).
    Illustrator and writer Rhiannon Rasmussen creates dark fantasy, horror, and science-fiction that juxtaposes humanity and queerness with elements of monstrosity, phantasm, and the weird. Rhiannon’s work has appeared in galleries & magazines including Lightspeed Magazine, HEARTWOOD, and Magic: the Gathering. Find more work on http://www.rhiannonrs.com/ and @charibdys on Twitter.
    Narrated by: Alethea Kontis
    Alethea Kontis is a princess, storm chaser, and bestselling author of over twenty books and fifty short stories. Alethea has received the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant, the Scribe Award, and is a two-time winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She was nominated twice for both the Dragon Award and the Andre Norton Nebula. In her spare time, Alethea narrates stories for a myriad of award-winning online magazines. Born in Vermont, currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie.
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    • 40 min
    StarShipSofa No 701 Gerri Leen

    StarShipSofa No 701 Gerri Leen

    Main Fiction: "The Hunt" 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 collecting encaustic art and raku pottery. She has work in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nature, Strange Horizons, Galaxy's Edge, Dark Matter, 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.
    This story originally appeared in Footprints (Hadley Rille Books, 2009).
    Narrated by: Bob Hole
    Bob Hole is a bon-vivant (hermit), author, podcaster, blogger, and social media addict. He loves science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, stamp collecting, cactus, and most of the sciences (geek AND nerd). He lives in the Sonoran Desert with his partner.
    Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis
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    • 48 min
    StarShipSofa No 700 Matthew Sanborn Smith

    StarShipSofa No 700 Matthew Sanborn Smith

    Main Fiction: "That Feeling You're Feeling" by Matthew Sanborn Smith
    Matthew Sanborn Smith was born and raised in New England and has spent so many years in Florida, even his Florida-born children are well into adulthood. His fiction has appeared here at StarShipSofa, Tor.com, Nature, Apex Magazine, and the Drabblecast, among others. He is the keeper of the Beware the Hairy Mango podcast and its progeny. You can support his future works by way of patreon.com/matthewsanbornsmith.
    This story is original to StarShipSofa.
    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 can also be heard on the Tales to Terrify podcast, and has recorded for both the Far-Fetched Fables and The Cursed Inn podcasts.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
285 Ratings

285 Ratings

1979bookworm ,

Top Notch Story and Narration.

HellScraper by Chris R Young was wonderfully paced and well written, I loved it! Mike Boris the narrator done an amazing job of bringing the pages alive. His recording was professional and was of the highest quality. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode (#688)!!!

P.TwoBears ,

Best Sci-Fi magazine out there in any form

Edit 11/2021: starShipSofa is still the best fiction podcast in existence. I’m incredibly grateful to Tony .

I love this show so much. I'm trying to even think of positive criticism...and I can't. Tony is the absolute BEST and does a great job hosting. Find the episode where he gets his super Scottish dad to narrate the fiction. I listened a few weeks ago? And I'm STILL laughing my butt off. It's just so good.

|ittle Michael ,

Love this show

I listen to a lot of sci-fi and fantasy, and Star Ship Sofa puts out extremely high quality stories and narrations.

Love the show, thanks for doing what you do!

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