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StarShipSofa No 468 Carmelo Rafala  

Grab Your Had Written Science Fiction Postcard! https://www.patreon.com/districtofwonders Main Fiction: "Song for the Asking" Originally published in Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany Carmelo Rafala’s work has been published in various venues, including the following anthologies: Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, Submitted For Your Approval, the Anthology of European SF The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack, Rocket Science , and The West Pier Gazette and other Stories. His work has recently been translated into Romanian. Narrated by: Roberto Suarez By day, Roberto Suarez works as a community college student advocate and recruiter. By night he geeks out on all things fantasy and science fiction, comic books and board games He is the co-host and producer of A Pod of Casts: The Game of Thrones Podcast and the new Radio Westworld, a podcast dedicated to HBO’s latest science fiction series. You can find Roberto on the web at robertosuarez.me, or on Twitter as @PuertoGeekan.

StarShipSofa No 467 Michael Moorcock  

Welcome to the first show from StarShipSofa in 2017! Let's take you back to where it all began! Main Fiction: London Bone by Michael Moorcock Moorcock was born in London in 1939, and now lives in Texas. He is a prolific and award-winning writer with more than eighty works of fiction and non-fiction to his name, he is the creator of Elric, Jerry Cornelius and Colonel Pyat, amongst many other memorable characters. Narrator: MCL Studios Music by David Bradshaw Support StarShipSofa:

StarShipSofa No 466 Richard Johnson  

Main Fiction: "Taking the High Road" by Richard Johnson Originally published at Baen.com Richard Johnson is an award-winning writer of science fiction having won the Gold Award at the Writers of the Future Competition in 2011 and the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest in 2012. He has previously appeared on Starship Sofa with his flash fiction A Friend in Need (and you’ve also accepted my Writers of the Future winging story although that hasn’t appeared yet). His day job as a structural engineer has taken him all over the world from the UK and Dublin to Singapore and Hong Kong. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two young sons. He blogs at RPLJohnson.com and his previously published short stories can be found at all ebook retailers. Fact: Science News by J J Campanella Narrated by: Stephanie Morrris Stephanie is a professional student, a librarian-in-training, a voracious biblio- and audiophile, and an occasional writer of short stories. She has narrated fiction for Pseudopod, Podcastle, and Cast of Wonders.

StarShipSofa No 465 Nnedi Okorafor  

Main Fiction: "Spider the Artist" by Nnedi Okorafor Originally published in Robot Uprisings, edited by John Joseph Adams Nnedi Okorafor’s books include Lagoon, Who Fears Death, Kabu Kabu, Akata Witch, Zahrah the Windseeker, and The Shadow Speaker. Her adult novel The Book of Phoenix was released in May 2015; the New York Times called it a "triumph". Her novella Binti was released in late September 2015 and her young adult novel Akata Witch 2: Breaking Kola will be released in 2016. Nnedi holds a PhD in literature/creative writing and is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY). She splits her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi.com. Narrated by: Aminat Badara Aminat is a budding writer and aspiring On-Air-Personality. As a Jaycee, she believes strongly in active citizenship and service to humanity. She loves reading and has a weird penchant for collecting hardcover notebooks. When she's not writing or trying to be a superhuman, she's either looking for Xs to solve, seeing movies or getting her heart broken by Arsenal FC. She blogs at meenahsthoughts.wordpress.com (every once in a while)

StarShipSofa No 464 Beth Cato  

Main Fiction: "Overlap" by Beth Cato http://www.bethcato.com/ Originally published in Science Fiction Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) Beth Cato is the author of THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER steampunk fantasy series from Harper Voyager. Her short fiction is in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Daily Science Fiction. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato. Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis http://www.amyhsturgis.com/ Narrated by: Christiana Ellis http://christianaellis.com/ Christiana Ellis is an award-winning writer and podcaster, currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her podcast novel, Nina Kimberly the Merciless was both an inaugural nominee for the 2006 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction: Long Form, as well as a finalist for a 2006 Podcast Peer Award. Nina Kimberly the Merciless is available in print from Dragon Moon Press. Christiana is also the writer, producer and star of Space Casey, a 10-part audiodrama miniseries which won the Gold Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Production by the American Society for Science Fiction Audio and the 2008 Parsec Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Drama. In between major projects, Christiana is also the creator and talent of many other podcast productions including Talking About Survivor; Hey, Want to Watch a Movie? and Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts.

StarShipSofa No 463 Neal Asher  

Main Fiction: "Strood" by Neal Asher Originally appeared in Asimov's Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician. His Owner series novels include The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War. Dark Intelligence is the start of a new series set in the Polity universe. Narrated by Al Barclay Al Barclay has worked extensively over 15 years, most notably playing opposite James McAvoy and Michael Sheen in Stephen Fry’s Bright Young Things, and with David Thewlis in Luc Besson’s The Lady. He will be in the West End at The Arts Theatre this December playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. He also once drank two bottles of gin with Peter O’Toole, and danced the night away in Camden with Amy Winehouse.

StarShipSofa No 462 Douglas Smith  

Support all the shows in the District of Wonders PATREON Main Fiction: "Scream Angel" by Douglas Smith Originally published in Low Port Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." His work has appeared in twenty-five languages and over thirty countries. His fiction includes the urban fantasy novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, and the collections Chimerascope, Impossibilia, and La Danse des Esprits. His non-fiction guide for writers, 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. A short film based on Doug's story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" won several awards at film festivals around the world. His website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at twitter.com/smithwritr Fact: Science News by J J Campanella Narrated by: Brian Rollins Brian Rollins was born in California and grew up in and around the Western US. He currently resides in Highlands Ranch, CO where he works as a voice artist primarily focused on audiobooks. He is probably best known for being the voice of the Glen and Tyler series of audiobooks, written by JB Sanders. If you’re in the Denver area in March, you can find him on stage with Magic Moments, a non-profit theater group that brings theater professionals and people with special needs together to create an original show every year. You can hire Brian to narrate your next audiobook at TheVoicesInMyHead.com

StarShipSofa No 461 Lauren Beukes  

Main Fiction: "The Green" by Lauren Beukes Originally published in Armored, edited by John Joseph Adams. The story will also appear in Lauren's upcoming short fiction and essay collection, Slipping, published in late November. Lauren Beukes is an award-winning, internationally best-selling novelist who also writes comics, screenplays, TV shows and journalism. Her novels, including The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters and Zoo City have been translated into 23 languages and are being developed for film and TV. She’s won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg prize, the August Derleth Award for Best Horror, the Strand Critics Choice Award for Best Mystery Novel, the RT Thriller of the Year and the Mbokodo Award. Her work has been praised by Stephen King, George RR Martin, James Ellroy and Gillian Flynn as well as The New York Times, The Guardian and NPR. She’s also written comics, including Survivor’s Club, an original horror series with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly, the NYT-best-selling Fables spin-off, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda, and a Wonder Woman-in-Soweto one-shot for kids, The Trouble With Cats with art by Mike Maihack. When she’s not on tour, or travelling for research, from Detroit to Zagreb, Muskat to Port-au-Prince, she lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her eight year old daughter. Narrated by: Heather Simmons Heather Simmons grew up in South Africa and has made her home in the United States. She earned her Ph.D. in biology at Penn State and her research focused on the evolution of plant pathogens. Heather is an active participant in community theatre with radio experience and can be reached for narration requests at hsimmons@iastate.edu.

StarShipSofa No 460 Marc Laidlaw  

Main Fiction: "400 Boys" by Marc Laidlaw Originally published in Omni, reprinted in Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology. Marc Laidlaw is the author of six novels, including the International Horror Guild Award winner, The 37th Mandala. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies since the 1970s. In 1997, he joined Valve Software, and over the next nearly two decades, worked as lead writer on the popular Half-Life and Dota 2 franchises. In 2016, he retired to resume writing his own stories. Recent publications include a novella, White Spawn, available as a chapbook and ebook from PS Publishing. Updates and other things may be found at his website, www.marclaidlaw.com. Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis Narrated by: Eric Luke Eric Luke is the screenwriter of the Joe Dante film EXPLORERS, which is currently in development as a remake, the comic books GHOST and WONDER WOMAN, and wrote and directed the NOT QUITE HUMAN films for Disney TV. His current project INTERFERENCE, a meta horror audiobook about an audiobook… that kills, is available free on iTunes and at Quillhammer.com

StarShipSofa No 459 Martin L. Shoemaker  

Main Fiction: "Unrefined" by Martin L. Shoemaker Originally appeared in Writers of the Future #31 Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. Programming pays the bills, but a second place story in the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest earned him lunch with Buzz Aldrin. Programming never did that! His work has appeared in Analog, Clarkesworld, Galaxy’s Edge, Digital Science Fiction, Forever Magazine, and Writers of the Future Volume 31. His novella Murder on the Aldrin Express was reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirty-First Annual Collection and in Year’s Top Short SF Novels 4. His short story “Today I Am Paul” will be reprinted in Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-third Annual Edition, The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One, The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8, and will appear in French translation in Galaxies magazine. Narrated by: Mark Nelson Mark Nelson (aka Harry Shaw) has been recording audiobooks since 2006, starting as a Librivox volunteer and later for such producers as Audible, Audible Frontiers, Hachette, Wonderaudio, Listen2aBook and Iambik. Recording as Mark Nelson and as “Harry Shaw”, he’s narrated more than fifty commercial audiobooks, including classics, horror, mysteries, and contemporary and classic science fiction. He still regularly contributes to Librivox, which he credits for getting him out of Human Resources and into something useful. Visit his website at www.markdouglasnelson.com.

StarShipSofa No 458 T. R. Napper  

Main Fiction: "An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets" by T. R. Napper Originally appeared in Interzone #256 T R Napper’s short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone (several issues), Grimdark Magazine, and several others. He is a Writers of the Future winner and been nominated for the Ditmar Awards. T R Napper has spent the last decade living and working throughout South East Asia. His website is here: http://www.nappertime.com/, and he can be found here on twitter: @DarklingEarth Narrated by: Graeme Dunlop Graeme Dunlop is a Solution Architect and voice actor living in Melbourne, Australia. He also wears rather too many hats over at the Escape Artists family of publications. His main hat is co-editor of PodCastle, the weekly fantasy fiction podcast. Submissions are open: http://www.starshipsofa.com/submissions/

StarShipSofa No 457 Shane Halbach  

"Main Fiction: The Story of Daro and the Arbolita" by Shane Halbach Originally appeared in Analog Shane Halbach lives in Chicago with his wife and three kids, where he writes software by day and avoids writing stories by night. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Escape Pod, The Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction, and elsewhere. He blogs regularly at shanehalbach.com, or can be found on Twitter @shanehalbach Fact: Science News by J J Campanella Narrated by: Mark Nelson Mark Nelson (aka Harry Shaw) has been recording audiobooks since 2006, starting as a Librivox volunteer and later for such producers as Audible, Audible Frontiers, Hachette, Wonderaudio, Listen2aBook and Iambik. Recording as Mark Nelson and as “Harry Shaw”, he’s narrated more than fifty commercial audiobooks, including classics, horror, mysteries, and contemporary and classic science fiction. He still regularly contributes to Librivox, which he credits for getting him out of Human Resources and into something useful. Visit his website at www.markdouglasnelson.com.

StarShipSofa No 456 Gregory Norman Bossert  

Tony's YouTube Channel unnamed Art done by Brian Matyas "Main Fiction: Two Things About Thrand Zandy's TechnoThèque" by Gregory Norman Bossert Originally appeared in Unlikely Story With the turning of the 21rst century I decided that twenty years of writing computer software was enough. By 2003 I had landed a job as a motion picture researcher for the film Beowulf, my qualification being that I had actually read the original…in 1982! That lead in time to a job at the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic, where in the last year alone I’ve worked on Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, Agent Carter, Avengers Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, The Revenant, and Star Wars The Force Awakens. By 2009 I decided to try my hand at writing. I’ve had fifteen sales so far, and I won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. You can find out more about my writing and film work at www.gregorynormanbossert.com. And look for new stories at The Dark Magazine website and in Asimov’s Science Fiction. “Two Things About Thrand", like last year’s “Twelve and Tag” which was also adapted by StarShipSofa, was drafted at the 2010 Clarion writer’s workshop. Narrated by: Katherine Inskip Katherine weighs galaxies for a living, and builds worlds in her spare time. She is addicted to chocolate and Japanese logic puzzles. bossert2 Art by Dermot Power

StarShipSofa No 456 Gregory Norman Bossert  

Tony's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZ1UPhR3D5wIsjLNe6hWJw "Main Fiction: Two Things About Thrand Zandy's TechnoThèque" by Gregory Norman Bossert Originally appeared in Unlikely Story With the turning of the 21rst century I decided that twenty years of writing computer software was enough. By 2003 I had landed a job as a motion picture researcher for the film Beowulf, my qualification being that I had actually read the original…in 1982! That lead in time to a job at the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic, where in the last year alone I’ve worked on Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, Agent Carter, Avengers Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, The Revenant, and Star Wars The Force Awakens. By 2009 I decided to try my hand at writing. I’ve had fifteen sales so far, and I won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. You can find out more about my writing and film work at www.gregorynormanbossert.com. And look for new stories at The Dark Magazine website and in Asimov’s Science Fiction. “Two Things About Thrand", like last year’s “Twelve and Tag” which was also adapted by StarShipSofa, was drafted at the 2010 Clarion writer’s workshop. Narrated by: Katherine Inskip Katherine weighs galaxies for a living, and builds worlds in her spare time. She is addicted to chocolate and Japanese logic puzzles. bossert2 Art by Dermot Power

StarShipSofa No 455 Adam Rakunas  

Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis Main Fiction: "Oh Give Me A Home" by Adam Rakunas Originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July-August 2013 Adam Rakunas is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated WINDSWEPT and the forthcoming LIKE A BOSS. His short fiction has appeared in Futurismic.com and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He has had a long and varied career as a video game engineer, a triathlon race director, a parking lot attendant, an IT consultant, and a theater usher. He splits his copious spare time between writing, political rabble-rousing, and being a stay-at-home dad. A former Southern Californian, he and his family now live in the Pacific Northwest. Find him online at giro.org. Narrated by Mikael Naramore Mikael Naramore has worked in the audiobook industry since 2001 when, fresh out of college, he was hired as a recording engineer for publisher Brilliance Audio (now Brilliance Publishing, subsidiary of Amazon.com). Over time, he transitioned to Director, all the while absorbing technique and nuance from the best actors in the business. To date, Mikael has narrated well over 100 titles, under his own and assumed names. Authors range from best-sellers Nora Roberts, Lisa Gardner, Edward Klein and Clive Barker to sci-fi rising stars Wesley Chu, Ramez Naam and Mark E. Cooper. He was recently chosen to narrate prolific playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robert Ardrey’s seminal Nature of Man series which includes the international best-sellers African Genesis and The Territorial Imperative, titles which reportedly had a very heavy influence on Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick in their development of 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as Kubrick’s adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. Mikael is also an active writer, musician and recording artist, having scored the soundtrack to an independent short film, produced and engineered critically acclaimed rock records, and written, performed and recorded several “silly little lo-fi rock songs” of his own. He currently resides in the wild and scenic Columbia River Gorge outside of Portland, Oregon with his wife, two small boys and their beloved Golden Retriever.

StarShipSofa No 454 Alex Shvartsman and Stephen S. Power  

Coming Up... Main Fiction: "Falling Dominoes" by Alex Shvartsman Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. Over 80 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily SF, and other venues. He’s the winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for short fiction. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories, and his steampunk humor novella H. G. Wells, Secret Agent were both published in 2015. Alex edits Unidentified Funny Objects, the annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. He has edited several other anthologies as well. He’s currently at work on his first novel which, at current pace, will be finished sometime around 2020. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com. Narrated by Elizabeth Armancas Ibba Armancas is a nomadic screenwriter/director based in Los Angeles and Seattle. Her first feature film is due for release in 2015, and she is currently writing the pilot for a new show by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (http://zombieorpheus.com/). She regularly makes terrible life choices in pursuit of stories, and is very bad at finding time to work on her website You can follow her exploits on Twitter @IbbaArmancas Short Fiction: The Far Side of the Wilderness, by Alex Shvartsman Narrated by: Dan Kelly After establishing a thriving compassionate and sustainable global culture on several nearby timelines, Danny Kelly is now mucking about in this one, with it's secret alien conquistadors and suicidal spiral into convenience. Because none of us are free while any one of us still buys the premise that something has gone terribly wrong, or whatever. Meanwhile he remains cleverly disguised as an artist perpetually on the verge of his big break, whether making movies, music, developing games or even as a humble genre voice actor. His dark and slightly silly featurette, Daughter of God should be showing up any day now, and does not star Keanu Reeves.

StarShipSofa No 453 Mike Carey (M. R. Carey)  

Main Fiction: "The Non-Event" by Mike Carey Originally published in Masked. M. R. Carey is a writer who is equally at home in a wide range of media. His latest novel, Fellside, is a ghost story set in a women’s prison. Its predecessor The Girl with all the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is soon to be a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit. Narrated by: Rock Manor Rock Manor has been featured as a voice performer on podcasts such as The NoSleep Podcast, Pseudopod and Tales To Terrify. He is the producer of Manor House hosted by The Phantom Collector, the horror audio-anthology series featured on both iTunes and YouTube. Producers of The Black Tapes Podcast calls Manor House “top notch” and bestselling author Brian Keene says Manor House is “like Tales From The Crypt. It’s really fucking cool!” which Rock thinks is really fucking cool. Visit his website at ManorHouseShow.com. Website: ManorHouseShow.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG7l4Ri5L6jlR-e2gji7ADg iTunes: “Manor House: The Podcast” (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/manor-house-the-podcast/id995822642?mt=2)

StarShipSofa No 452 Malcolm Delvin  

Main Fiction: "Must Supply Own Workboots" by Malcolm Delvin Originally appeared in Interzone Malcolm Devlin’s stories have appeared in Black Static, Interzone and the anthology Aickman’s Heirs. He aspires to have the world’s shortest author bio. Narrated by: Jonathan Sharp Jonathan lives and works in a sleepy southern New Mexico town along side his exceedingly talented wife Paige. When he is free from the mountains of organic vegetables under which he works, he plays in front of the microphone in the hope it may one day talk back to him. In addition to Star Ship Sofa, he has upcoming stories for the District of Wonders podcasts: Far Fetched Fables and Tales to Terrify.

StarShipSofa No 451 Tony Pi and Costi Gurgu  

Main Fiction: "Cosmobotica" by Tony Pi and Costi Gurgu Originally published in The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk Tony Pi is a Chinese-Canadian writer in Toronto with a Ph.D. in Linguistics. He is the winner of the 2015 Aurora Award for Best English Poem/Song, a multiple past finalist in the category of Best English Short Fiction, and the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His work appears in many anthologies and magazines, including Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and The Time Traveller's Almanac. Costi Gurgu was born in Constanta, the 2600-year-old Greek city on the Black Sea shore, and lives in Toronto with his wife, on the Ontario Lake shore. Large bodies of water help Costi glimpse into other realms. That and some Dacian magic. His fiction has appeared in Canada, the United States, England, Denmark, Hungary and Romania. He has sold three books and over fifty stories for which he has won twenty-four awards. His latest sales include the anthologies “Ages of Wonder”, “The Third Science Fiction Megapack”, “Tesseracts 17”, “The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk”, “Street Magick-Tales of Urban Fantasy” and “Dark Horizons”. His novel “RecipeArium” will be published in 2016 by White Cat Publications. Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis Narrated by: Paul Cram Paul Cram’s young-with-a-touch-of-gravel voice is a bit newer to the world of audio than it is to other acting forms. Listening fans will hopefully be excited by several upcoming audio book titles in the next year being voiced by him. You can listen to his audio books that are currently available right now through Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Cram was most recently seen on set for the feature film WILSON opposite Woody Harrelson, and the indie film ANNIVERSARY shot in Maine, USA by movie director Jim Cole. When not on a movie set or in a recording booth, Paul can be found deep-frying chicken wings with his sister in her kitchen, or quarreling about pop-culture with his little brother around one the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota. You can find his website Paul Cram Actor or IMDB. Also, be sure to sign up for Paul’s monthly newsletter loaded with contest prizes, movie releases, and of course audio book narration details as they become available.

StarShipSofa No 450 Effie Sieberg and Rachelle Harp  

Main Fiction: "Rocket Surgery" by Effie Sieberg Originally appeared in Analog Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her stories can be found in the "Women Destroy Science Fiction!" special edition of Lightspeed Magazine, Galaxy's Edge, Analog, and PodCastle, amongst others. She is a graduate of Taos Toolbox 2013, a member of Codex, and a reader at Tor.com. Effie lives in San Francisco, recently and upcoming (but not presently) near a giant sculpture of a pink bunny head with a skull in its mouth. She likes to make sculpted cakes and bad puns. Find her online at effieseiberg.com and on Twitter @effies. Narrated by: Stephanie Morris Stephanie is a professional fangirl by day and your friendly, neighborhood, not-quite-a-librarian staffing the circulation desk by night. She has narrated short stories for PseudoPod, PodCastle, EscapePod, and Cast of Wonders, guest-blogged on subjects ranging from new books to zombie turkeys, and performed Shakespeare in a handful of weird churches. Until she suppresses her inner perfectionist enough to create a website, you can find her on Twitter at @smaliamorris. Short Fiction: "On Trial" By Rachelle Harp Originally appeared in Havok 2 Last year, I was a Writers of the Future Contest Finalist and two-time Silver Honorable Mention winner. I’m a Zebulon Contest Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Novel winner for the Pikes Peak Writers and a novelrocket.com Launch Pad Novel Contest grand prize winner as well. My stories have been published in Havok Magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Narrated by: Setsu Uzume Setsu spent her formative years in and out of dojos. She also trained in a monastery in rural China, studying Daoism and swordplay. She is a member of Codex and SFWA. While she has dabbled in many arts, only writing and martial arts seem to have stuck. Find her on Twitter @KatanaPen Fact: Science New by J J Campanella

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