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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: StarShipSofa Reply with quote

StarShipSofa http://www.starshipsofa.com/ Feed http://www.starshipsofa.com/feed/
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StarShipSofa is a Science Fiction podcast from the UK hosted by Tony C. Smith. Smith has, in a press release, called it "one of the top science fiction podcast sites" and claims it to be "the biggest SF book/author podcast coming out of the UK and one of the top in the US." StarShipSofa usually tackles specific authors, but also covers other subjects such as films or specific Sci-Fi related themes. In October 2007 the StarShipSofa started to put out Hugo Award Winning audio stories for free, this in line with a development that saw the podcast in 2008 evolve into StarShipSofa - The Audio Science Fiction Magazine. According to Tony Smith the StarShipSofa will each week deliver a full package of SF related audio material all free including audio fiction, fact audio essays, flash fiction and poetry, all by leading names in the SF field. Writers who have already donated their work include Ian Watson, Pat Cadigan, Harry Harrison, Joe Haldeman, Joan D Vinge, Norman Spinrad, Ian MacDonald, J D Nordley, Gweneth Jones, Alastair Reynolds, Jerry Pournelle, Landon Jones, John Varley, Pat Murphy, John Kessel, Laurel Winter, Jeff Vandermeer, Kevin J Anderson, Bradley Denton and Matthew Hughes.
Some darn good stories, news, and odd bits here.
They also have an Free eBook just out
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science fiction podcast magazine StarShipSofa Aural Delights rang in a new Golden Age of Science Fiction by making publishing history.


Celebrating the show’s 100th episode, show host and editor Tony C. Smith unveiled StarShipSofa Stories Volume 1, an anthology of some of the finest stories featured on the show.


The book was released simultaneously in print-on-demand paperback (deluxe and standard versions) and a free downloadable ebook. This is absolutely the first anthology to present writers of this calibre without big publisher backing – from Science Fiction Grand Master Michael Moorcock to Hugo winners Elizabeth Bear and Jeffrey Ford to the SF writer who’s just bagged the £1,000,000 ten book deal Alastair Reynolds (that’s almost $2,000,000 in the USA), trust me you have never seen an anthology like this one before.


Speaking of seeing, that’s something you’ve got to do with this book. Don’t take my word for it – download the free ebook or flip through the pages for yourself at this super-cool online widget. This volume is an homage to the “tatty old paperbacks” of science fiction past, recapturing the visual wonder of the 1950’s pulp paperbacks that we all love so well. Original artwork sets off each story, rendered by top artists published by the likes of 2000AD and Neil Gaiman. Sprinkled liberally throughout are original vintage images and magazine adverts from the 1950’s. An homage to classic science fiction and a daring experiment in the publishing revolution, this is nostalgia nouveau and tomorrow today all in one package.


A great anthology and a bold exploration of the latest in publishing technology, everyone wins with StarShipSofa Stories Volume 1. New and established writers are reaching out to new audiences, sales and donations are being generated to support the show, and a remarkable world-wide community of science fiction fans is growing. Everyone is a winner! There is no doubt that StarShipSofa is leading the way for podcasts into a new and brighter future.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:50 am    Post subject: Star Ship Sofa Reply with quote

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StarShipSofa Aural Delights No 101 Spider Robinson
Editorial: StarShipSofa Stories and Beyond by Tony C Smith
fact: Progress Report 2 by Lawrence Santoro
Fiction: Melancholy Elephants by Spider Robinson
Advertisment: This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com.
Download a free audiobook of your choice today at audiblepodcast.com/sofa
Time adds in show 00:00 and 32:30

Haven't had time to lend this a ear yet, but Spider most often reads his own. I think spider has a great reading voice so I look forward to this.

There are several very well done fiction casts around, but the thing with StarShipSofa is show host and editor Tony C. Smith is so enthusiastic. Even if the fiction, the readings, and overall production weren’t great, Tony's enthusiasm for the show is something your ear will catch.
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