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In which Alisa & Tansy address the core, the canon, legacy and other science fictional mythologies.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Locus Awards and Luminescent Threads in Particular

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Killing Eve; The Fourth Estate

Tansy: Ocean’s 8 The Henchmen of Zenda, KJ Charles; The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope; Nanette - Hannah Gadsby

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In which we fan about zines & put a spotlight on newsroom drama.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Continuum & the Norma

The Sticky Institute

TPP novella call for Festive-Themed Novellas

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: whole lot of Person of Interest; Midwives of Revolution; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs; SHIELD

Alisa: Killing Eve; Last Edition; Spotlight

Tansy: Ida, Alison Evans; Bring it On the Musical; Courtney Milan's After the Wedding (the Worth Saga)

If you want a copy of Alex's history zine, let her know!!!

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In which convention season and awards season are both upon us!

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Hugo Packet now available

Rivqa & Mother of Invention at Strange Horizons If you're at Continuum come to our MOI book party, Sunday 10 June 2pm.

Wiscon Killable Bodies in SF panel Wiscon's official statement. Coffee and Ink's response from the audience

Nebulas! Who won them?

Continuum Deep Dive: come and see Tansy talk about Roman celebrities!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: The Black God’s Drums, P Djeli Clark; Murderbot 3 (Rogue Protocol), Martha Wells; Saladin, John Man, and Saga Land, Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason; Obsidio, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Alisa: editing mysterious Twelfth Planet Press texts! stay tuned.

Tansy: Deadpool essay here; Supernatural 13.10 Wayward Sisters; When the Letter Comes by Sara Fox - read it here; Book Smugglers on the Smart Bitches Trashy Books podcast

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In which the crew talks about harassment, conventions and of course... booooooks.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Alisa published her Audit about harassment at Aussie conventions on Facebook, pdf available on request.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: That Dangerous and Persuasive Woman: Vida Goldstein, Janette Bomford; Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, ed Sheree R Thomas; A Wrinkle in Time (film);

Alisa: Murderbot 2 & Real Desperate White House The Continuing Story

Tansy: Julian Barr - Ashes of Olympus #1 The Way Home; Kelly Jennings - Fault Lines (Velocity’s Ghost)

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WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET/WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Locus Awards finalists: https://locusmag.com/2018/04/2018-locus-awards-finalists/

The Norma: https://normakhemmingaward.org

Tansy on Acts of Kitchen: https://actsofkitchen.com/2018/04/29/acts-of-kitchen-tansy-rayner-roberts-2/

CULTURE CONSUMED:

 

Alisa: iZombie, Champagne and Socks, Epiphany

 

Alex: Descent of Monsters (and The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune), JY Yang; Artificial Condition, Martha Wells; Underwater Ballroom Society, ed Stephanie Burgis and Tiffany Trent; October, China Mieville.

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In which we care about Hugo Awards, Aussie SFF awards, harassment at conventions and tea-brewing spaceships all at the same time.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Hugo shortlist! Aurealis winners Ditmars

Survey on Harassment in Aussie SF conventions

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Tansy: The Teamaster & the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events S2, Runaways (TV)

Alisa: Annihilation; Planetfall, Emma Newman; 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson; Santa Clarita Diet S2; Rise

Alex: Echoes of Understorey, Thoraiya Dyer; Till We Have Faces and The Cosmic Trilogy, CS Lewis; The Craft Sequence, Max Gladstone

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Post-cake and post-birthday we talk Kickstarter, Tiptree and Hawking: plus the Rights of Women. 

Thanks for the cake love!

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Tansy’s Kickstarter :D Bring back the Creature Court

Stephen Hawking died

Tiptree winner, shortlist & longlist announced. Kitschies shortlist

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Women; Lord of the Rings films; Fringe re-watch

Tansy: Jessica Jones S2 & Tor.com essays, Rise, The Underwater Ballroom Society (Ysabeau Wilce), Get To Work Hurley Ep 8

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In which Galactic Suburbia is 8 years olds. We're reading independently, making friends in Grade 3, and eating CAKE.

This episode is best consumed with cake, especially if you tweet, email or message us to say exactly what you're eating.

CAKE

Alex: blueberry and orange ricotta cake with French Earl Grey syrup

Tansy: blueberry marscapone cakes

Alisa: super fancy hot chocolate (but also blueberry and ricotta cake the day before)

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

Tansy’s Kickstarter launches on Wednesday March 14 - the Return of the Creature Court.

Who Against Guns legal fundraiser, initiative of the Doctor Who podcasting alliance.

Rachel Talalay's piece on the epic #metoo women's panel at Gallifrey 2018.

Whovian Feminism's breakdown summary of the same panel.

The YA Hugo thing that just happened (breaking news as recording)

Nominate for the Hugos NOOOOW!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: BLACK PANTHER; Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Story, Blair Underwood, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due; short stories by Rjurik Davidson

Alex: Basically, the Norma. Also Time Was, Ian McDonald; Firefly and Serenity rewatch.

Tansy: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, by Genevieve Valentine; Voltron Season 5, Jessica Jones is coming. (first episode reviewed here)

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Sit down, strap yourselves in and get ready to be wall to wall spoiled for the entire new series of Star Trek!

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We're back! Our now fully East Coast podcast has returned to delight and enrage you.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET/WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK? Alisa moved house; Icefall by Stephanie Gunn acquisition for TPP, new Author Spotlight of the Month gig at TPP

Tansy new novella Girl Reporter released, How To Survive An Epic Journey at Uncanny Magazine, progress report on Mother of Invention.

Locus Recommended Reading List and poll now open for Locus Awards.

Hugo nominations open

Stella Sparks long list includes Claire Coleman for Terra Nullius

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: All Systems Red, Martha Wells; Altered Carbon; Star Wars The Last Jedi; The Expanse S1; AfroFuturism

Alex: Elysium Fire, Alastair Reynolds; Altered Carbon, Star Trek Disco; Norma reading; The Wicked and the Divine vol 5; Terry Pratchett: Tiffany Aching reread.

Tansy: Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce; Arcanos Unraveled, Jonna Gjevre; Star Trek Disco - read Liz Barr's reviews; Mary Beard, Women & Power; Ursula Le Guin, Cheek By Jowl, the Pratchat podcast, Steven Universe, Unstable Unicorns

What did you read to commemorate the passing of Ursula Le Guin? Check out the GS Bookclub re-read on our Facebook page.

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It's our Holiday Gift Recs Extravaganza! Prepare to do some serious online shopping while you listen to our recs.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Alex moonlighted on Paleo Cinema Podcast with a Disaster Movie special episode!

We look at a list of the 33 Best SFF books by women (hooray for lists with more than one)

Kate Gordon’s new novel raising funds for White Ribbon Australia against domestic violence - 25 Memories of Viggo McDuff

Holiday gift recs! For cooks: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat Tiptree cookbook: The Bakery Men Don’t See, now available in shiny new edition. Nerd Girl Yarns Fiction: The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins; Persepolis Rising, James SA Corey For children & lovers of great children's fiction: The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis Give a novella: Ellen Klages - Passing Strange, Martha Wells - All Systems Red, The Murderbot Diaries.

Movie money Book Bath Box & other subscription boxes Chocolate! Gin Coffee 3000 Thieves Whiskey stationery

From our listeners:

Ellen recs Ideal Bookshelf on Etsy for adorable book pins such as this version of A Wrinkle in Time.

Elizabeth recs Femmecraft on Etsy (the Fight Like a Girl Squirrel Girl piece we mention specifically is already sold out, wah). Elizabeth also points us at Raven's Dreaming, the Perth-based artist who did the cover for Juliet Marillier's collection Prickle Moon.

For young readers and their parents, Mel recommends Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie, and for the slightly older readers - Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty.

Kathryn L pointed us at this Kickstarter.

OUR STUFF:

Luminescent Threads

Tara Sharp

Musketeer Space &

Joyeux by Tansy

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Girl Reporter, Tansy Rayner Roberts

Alex: The Red Queen; Thor: Ragnarok; On Joanna Russ; Girl Reporter; Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks; The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

Tansy: Killjoys, Choices: The Crown & the Flame, #ThorryNotThorry, the Avengers Infinity War trailer, Dragonette (Jam by Kate/Just Add Moonshine)

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In which the trashfires are covered in rainbows this week. So many trashfires; so many rainbows. Huge congrats to all the QUILTBAG/LGBTQ Australians who got engaged since Wednesday 15th 2017, including friend of the podcast John Richards!!!

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Australia voted Yes! And we really want Penny Wong to lead the country now please.

World Fantasy Awards: results out

China, the largest SETI telescope, and Cixin Liu

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: All the news. Literally all the news.

Alex: Lord of the Rings; Wynnona Earp season 1; Searching for Sugarman; The Red Queen, Isobelle Carmody

Tansy: Hamilton’s Battalion, Tremontaine Season 3,

Tansy's new superhero novella Girl Reporter is available for pre-order now!! Check out her cover reveal on the Mary Sue.

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WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET/WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Julian May died

No more Writer and the Critic: announcement

Feminist Poltergeist podcast, from Ellenbutnotdegeneres:

Carmilla movie out

OUR DISCUSSION: Leisure, freelancing/part-time hours and guilt.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Otherlife; Stranger Things S2; The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein; Pop Culture Happy Hour; Friends Like These

Tansy: Podcasts: Uncanny 14b (To Budapest with Love by Theodora Goss & Some Cupids Kill with Arrows by Tansy; Kameron Hurley’s Get To Work Hurley #6 (how to write when overwhelmed by the world); Fangirl Happy Hour #100 (On Brand) & #101 (Howl’s Moving Castle); Thor Ragnarok - ABC Radio interview

Alex: Nexus, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti; Bold as Love sequence, Gwyneth Jones; Lord of the Rings, Glitch

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In which we read books, make books and regender books

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?
The D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award
Luminescent Threads shout-out in Den of Geek’s Holiday Book Guide
Tansy's regendered Frankenstein podcast: Frankentastic!

CULTURE CONSUMED:
Alisa: makes the books for Twelfth Planet Press
Alex: Nexus; Blacklist on netflix; Provenance, Ann Leckie; Terra Nullius, Claire G Coleman
Tansy: Send your recs for farm/small town family themed romance novels to @tansyrr on Twitter. Fandom for Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad on Uncanny Magazine, the great rereading/regendering of Frankenstein, the Creature Court project

GENERAL CHATTER:
Patreon! How it works for authors, and what they do differently.
… Patreon discussion… Sandstone @quartzen discussed why she supports an author's Patreon and what she likes to get in return.
Check out Tansy’s Patreon! We also recommend the Patreon pages of Seanan McGuire & Kameron Hurley

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In which we're voting Yes for equality, and Alex is back in the house.

(APOLOGIES FOR THE POOR SOUND QUALITY-the Silent Producer) 

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Cory Bernardi vs Students in Dresses (via @JoshThomas87)

The Book Smugglers Level Up Kickstarter

WHAT ALEX DID ON HER EPIC ADVENTURE!

 

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: What Happened, Hillary Clinton; The Good Place Season 1; Star Trek Discovery

Tansy: Rogue Desire, Amy Jo Cousins etc, The Doubleclicks: Love Problems, Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis, The Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat

Alex: airplane viewing, including Kong: Skull Island; Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord; Beneath the Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire; Into the Black, Rowland White

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