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StarShipSofa No 691 Maurice Broaddus

Main Fiction: "Voice of the Martyrs" by Maurice Broaddus

A community organizer, teacher, and Afrofuturist, Maurice Broaddus's short stories have appeared in such places as like Lightspeed Magazine, Black Panther: Tales from Wakanda, Weird Tales, Magazine of F&SF, and Uncanny Magazine. His novels include Sweep of Stars, Unfadeable, Pimp My Airship, & The Usual Suspects.

Narrated by: Anthony Babbington

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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StarShipSofa No 693 Lavie Tidhar

Main Fiction: "Gubbinal" by Lavie TidharLavie Tidhar is author of Osama, The Violent Century, A Man Lies Dreaming, Central Station, Unholy Land, By Force Alone, The Hood and The Escapement. His latest novels are Maror and Neom. His work encompasses children’s books (The Candy Mafia), comics (Adler), anthologies (The Best of World SF) and numerous short stories. His awards include the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the Neukom Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, and he has been shortlisted for the Clarke Award and the Philip K. Dick Award amongst many others.This story originally appeared in Clarkesworld, no. 142, July, 2018.Narrated by: Rikki and Isis LaCosteRikki LaCoste is a veteran Canadian narrator from Toronto, of various short story audio magazines such as Tales To Terrify, the No Sleep Podcast, Cast of Wonders, Pseudopod, and StarShipSofa of course, as well as lending his voice—and voice acting—to other projects and podcasts. Today, Rikki is collaborating with his daughter Isis LaCoste, a chip off the old block. They have worked together before, to present various stories. In particular, the Cast of Wonders staff pick of 2015: a short science fiction tale by Ellen Klages called "Amicae Aeternum", in which Mur Lafferty's daughter, Fiona “Princess Scientist” Van Verth also appears.Unfortunately, Rikki lost everything in a terrible house fire and had to drop out of audio projects for a number of years.Fortunately, he and Isis are now back in business, Rikki is involved in various organizations to help the less fortunate, and Isis is about to enter college to be an animator…and today's story happens to be the very first audio project for their comeback debut.