Main Fiction: "Seven Letters" by Aimee OgdenThis story is original to StarShipSofa.Aimee Ogden is a former science teacher and software tester; now she writes stories about sad astronauts and angry princesses. Her short fiction has also appeared in Analog, Fireside, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her novella Local Star is forthcoming from Interstellar Flight Press.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  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Main Fiction: "The Callisto Stakes" by Doug C. Souza.This story first appeared in Asimov's (September 2018).You can find Doug C. Souza at and He loves hearing from readers of his work, so don't ever hesitate to send him a question or comment. Just watch out; he's been known to write a few paragraphs when responding--especially if it's a question about writing and how to get into the business. Doug C. Souza was super-stoked to have "The Callisto Stakes" featured in Asimov's, and is excited to have it read with StarShipSofa. Many of his stories have appeared in the publication and podcast, which is an honor since both are done so well. Doug says, "When I got the news 'The Callisto Stakes' would be performed on StarShipSofa, I walked around the house shouting cheers, in some words that can't be broadcast. Luckily, my four-year-old was at preschool at the time."Story origin: "I started several versions of the story, and then found that the nanos were the most interesting protagonists since they had the toughest struggle. Then the thought struck me of how much tougher their job would be if their host didn’t care much for his own life."I hadn’t read a story from the nanos’ POV, so I was stoked to write one. I’m sure I’ll get some emails listing titles of stories with this same idea, but honestly, it was original to me at the time. There are some great stories out there where the AI — whether in a fighter jet or interwebs — ends up making the moral choice in contrast to their human counterpart. As an optimist, this gives me hope that maybe the AI being developed will aid and guide humankind rather than travel back in time to terminate us."Narrated by Will Stagl.This is Will Stagl’s second contribution to StarShipSofa. He remains sequestered in Tucson, Arizona, somewhere between his house and the post-apocalyptic bunker he calls The Liquid Center. He’d like to give a shout out to his drummer Stacey, who would never let a little thing like a pandemic stand between her and her throne. Fact: Fiction Crawler No 18 by Matthew Sanborn Smithinks to the stories:Thirty-Three Percent Joe by Suzanne Palmer Million by Fred Pohl Look Up by Jess Barber Seventh Voyage by Stanislaw Lem by Amman Sabet Space Traders by Derrick Bell by Bruce Bethke Support this show  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Main Fiction: "No Body Enough" by Dantzel CherryThis story first appeared in Future Science Fiction #2 (April 2019).When Dantzel Cherry is not raising her daughter or teaching Pilates and dance, she is writing. Dantzel's short fiction has appeared in Fireside, Future SF, Cast of Wonders, Galaxy's Edge, and other magazines and anthologies. She lives in Lehi, Utah with her husband, daughter, and two obligatory cats.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: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H Sturgis. Support this show  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Main Fiction: "Bringing Down the Mast"This story first appeared in The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Vol. III.Floris M. Kleijne is the author of more than two dozen short stories in Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy’s Edge, Factor Four, and numerous other publications. He lives in a 200-year-old house in the Dutch river district, but does most of his writing on trains. Floris was the first Dutchman to win the prestigious Writers of the Future contest, as well as the first Dutchman to qualify for active membership of the SFWA. He blogs about writing, Real Life™, and atrocious customer service on, where you can also read more of his stories.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 Radio Westworld, a podcast dedicated to HBO’s science fiction series. You can find Roberto on the web at, or on Twitter as @PuertoGeekan.  Support this show  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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