StarShipSofa No 696 Ian Creasy

Main Fiction: "After the Atrocity" by Ian Creasy

Ian Creasey lives in Yorkshire, England. Several of his stories have previously been podcasted at StarShipSofa, most recently "The Language of Flowers" in episode 542, June 2018. A collection of his science-fiction stories, The Shapes of Strangers was published by NewCon Press in 2019. For more information, please visit his website at

This story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, March/April 2017.

Narrated by: Christina M. Rau

Christina M. Rau is the author of What We Do To Make Us Whole, the Elgin Award-winning Liberating The Astronauts, and two poetry chapbooks. She serves as Poet in Residence for both Cedarmere and the Oceanside Library (NY) and was 2020 Walt Whitman Birthplace Poet of the Year. Her poetry airs on Destinies radio show (WUSB) and appears in various literary journals. When she's not writing, she's teaching yoga or watching the Game Show Network.

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StarShipSofa No 699 Peter Adrian Behravesh

Main Fiction: "The Moon and Mahasti" by Peter Adrian BehraveshPeter Adrian Behravesh is an Iranian-American musician, writer, editor, audio producer, and narrator. For these endeavors, he has won the Miller and British Fantasy Awards, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Ignyte, Stabby, and Aurora Awards. His interactive novel Heavens' Revolution: A Lion Among the Cypress, is forthcoming from Choice of Games, and his essay “Pearls from a Dark Cloud: Monsters in Persian Myth,” is forthcoming in The Oxford University Press Handbook of Monsters in Classical Myth. When he isn’t crafting, crooning, or consuming stories, Peter can usually be found hurtling down a mountain, sipping English Breakfast, and sharpening his Farsi.This story originally appeared, in slightly different form, in Holy C.O.W: SF Stories from the Center of the World (Holy C.O.W Publishing, 2019).Narrated by: Tahereh Safavi Tahereh Safavi is grateful to be part of the Iranian diaspora, and for the opportunity that affords her to share art with the world. When she's not teaching wine-tasting, bellydance, or flying trapeze, she writes about medieval history with brown people–more at She's thrilled to help get this story out into the world at a time when Iranian women urgently need people to remember they exist, and are full human beings, too. Zan, zendegi, azadi. Women, life, freedom.Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis