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StarShipSofa No 692 Cara Hoffman

Main Fiction: "The Apiarist" by Cara Hoffman

Cara Hoffman is the author of three New York Times Editors' Choice Novels and a founding editor of The Anarchist Review of Books. Her latest book, Ruin, is published by PM Press. She lives in Athens, Greece.

This story originally appeared in Ruin (PM Press, 2022).

Narrated by: Mary Murphy

Mary is a New York based actor/voice-over artist. She loves the world of audio drama and is delighted to be back on board the StarShipSofa. She has performed in theatre, film, TV, animation, radio, and video games. A few of her recent credits include the one-woman play An Evening With Lola Montez, It’s A Wonderful Life, a streamed performance of the piece Near Nellie Bly, and the audio dramas Frontier Gentleman, Chinook, and Newfield. She can be heard voicing various characters for Disney, GoKidGo, LeapFrog, the Center For New American Media, Audible, and Audimance. She has also been a regular performer on the audio drama series Fireside Mystery Theatre, The NoSleep Podcast, and many other audio venues.

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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.