StarShipSofa No 694 Emily Taylor

Main Fiction: "Walk in Darkness" by Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor’s short fiction has appeared in such venues as Asimov's, Ecotone, and Terrain. Originally from New York where she received an MFA from The New School, she now lives in Columbus, Ohio and works in scholarly publishing. Please visit for more information.

This story is original to StarShipSofa.

Narrated by: Jen Albert

Jen Albert is an editor, writer, narrator, and former entomologist. She is an acquiring editor at ECW Press in Toronto, where she specializes in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction. Jen was co-editor of PodCastle, a fantasy-fiction podcast and magazine, for five years and has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Ignyte Award, the Aurora Award, the World Fantasy Award, and has won the British Fantasy Award for her editorial work. 

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StarShipSofa No 699 Peter Adrian Behravesh

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