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drowned vanilla coverThis episode of Galactic Suburbia is brought to you by the flavour vanilla and the colour of fairytales. 

  News 
 Drowned Vanilla Cover reveal - order the book at the publisher's site
 Tansy’s Drowned Vanilla Pinterest board 
 Wiscon Update 
 Aussie Spec Fic Snapshot is on again. 
  What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Tansy: Go Bayside (April Richardson); Breaking Bubbles; Dimetrodon, the Doubleclicks; First 3 Harry Potter movies, The Prisoner of Azkaban
 

Alisa: Squaresville; The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet; What book will she discard?

 

Alex: The Elenium and The Tamuli trilogies, David Eddings; Snowpiercer; Reality Dysfunction, Peter F Hamilton; Extant 

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Straight after watching the Orphan Black finale, Alex and Alisa sit down and debrief about all things Clone Club Season 2.

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In which we gaze into the World of the Future with a double dose of Culture Consumed and Culture Yet To Consume. 

  Culture We Are Looking Forward To 
  Alex: new James SA Corey; Isobelle Carmody’s last Obernewtyn novel; every TPP; Guardians of the Galaxy; Snowpiercer; Saga. 
  Tansy: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison; Kameron Hurley, The Mirror Empire; Ben Peek, The Godless; Sailor Moon 
  Alisa: Extant 
 

What Culture Have we Consumed? 

  Alisa: Twinmaker, Sean Williams 
  Alex: holidays!! Diaspora, Greg Egan (http://randomalex.net/2014/07/09/diaspora-greg-egan/); The Reluctant Swordsman, Dave Duncan; James Tiptree Award Anthology 3; 
  Tansy: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet. 
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In which we talk harassment policies, upcoming publishing projects, Hugo reading and more! 

  News 
 Update on the Elise Matthesen harassment case from Wiscon 2013. 
 Anna Tambour collection - The Finest Ass in the Universe to be published by Twelfth Planet Press in July 2015 
 Kaleidoscope Table of Contents including Tansy's story Cookie Cutter Superhero 

What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alex: finished Fringe; Orphan Black season 2; Europa Report; Hugo reading: finished the novelettes, most of the novellas and shorts. Bikes in Space vol 2 

 Tansy: The Two-Hearted Numbat, Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina; Romanitas by Sophia McDougall, The Machine; The Musketeers; 

 Alisa: ON HOLIDAYS AND ONLY KNIT And Orphan Black, random PhD update of sorts. 
 Thanks to Patreon supporters so far - we’ve hit our first milestone! To keep us Going!!! Our next milestone: quarterly spoilerific book/media club episodes become a regular feature. 
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terri-icon-cropIn which Alex and Tansy debrief Alisa on their ContinuumX hijinks, and a crowdfunding scheme unfolds... please admire our lovely new logo thanks to longtime listener Terri and her ninja cupcake skills 

  News

Ditmars, Norma, etc etc. Con report! Book launches, panels… 

Literary Guests of Honour: Ambelin Kwaymullina & Jim C Hines (speeches not available online yet, will link when we can) 
 Check out also the great Continuum X Twitter Storify

As mentioned by Ambelin in her GOH speech, the Australia Council guidelines on writing about Indigenous culture and people, which were formulated by Indigenous people. 

  What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alisa: The Gods of Wheat Street; Vaginal Fantasy (The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay); 
  Alex: Kitty and Cadaver, Narrelle M Harris; Vanity and Valour, Mary Robinette Kowal; Vox Day and Ted Chiang; Edge of Tomorrow (and X Men: Days of Future Past) 
  Tansy: Lightspeed Magazine Women Destroy Science Fiction, Seanan Maguire "Each to Each." 
And our cake logo winners! It’s Terri! Because we never knew how much we needed to be a cupcake until we became one. We hope we were delicious. 
 New way to support Galactic Suburbia via our Patreon page - help us cover our running costs, & if we hit $50 per podcast we will commit to regular Spoilerific Club podcasts, plus other incentives. 
 You may also be interested in these other Patreon campaigns:

Tansy's Musketeer Space project. Terry Frost's Paleo-Cinema Podcast page, also inspired by the crowdfunding panel at ContinuumX! 

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GoogleSquiggleIn which we emerge from our cake coma to discuss awards, speeches, hashtags and online activism. And, okay, more cake. 


News 
Norman Hetherington’s birthday celebrated by Google: Australians love Mr Squiggle
Nebula award winners announced
N K Jemisin’s GoH speech and Hiromi Goto's GoH speech at Wiscon 
Discussion of #yesallwomen and #notallmen

Charles Tan’s important essay on Bigotry, Cognotive Dissonance and Submission guidelines 


What Culture Have we Consumed? 
 Alisa: Total Devotion Machine, Rosaleen Love; Perfections, Kirstyn McDermott; The Lady Astronaut from Mars, Mary Robinette Kowal 
 Alex: A Pursuit of Miracles, George Turner; Black Ice, Lucy Sussex; Jane Bites Back, Michael Thomas Ford. Project Bond
Tansy: X-Men Days of Future Past, Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction, Robotech Rewatch
Galactic Suburbia Scrapbook - is still a preorder which means if you go ahead and preorder, we’ll send you a copy of the book when it drops, glitch with the Paypal means it charges you 1c on preorder but Alisa refunding those. And also, all sales for the Scrapbook will go towards running costs for GS.

PS we have a donation button on the Podbean site, which we thought we would mention because we got scolded by email... if you want to throw us a donation towards our hosting fees, we will be very grateful! 


Check out our Pinterest board for the entries in our cake logo contest! We haven't been able to choose, so we're asking for feedback from our listeners. Vote for your favourite by emailing us - and remember it's not about how much you like the look of the cake itself, but which picture you think makes the best logo to represent us for our next 100 episodes. 

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Alisa, Alex and Tansy invite all our listeners to join us as we celebrate our 100th episode of Galactic Suburbia in time-honoured tradition, with cake!

Alisa is eating Golden Gaytime cheesecake. Tansy is eating orange sour cream cake. Alex combined them both to create chocolate orange cheesecake! Let us know what kind of cake you ate while listening to the podcast! If you'd like to enter our cake logo contest, please send a picture of your Galactic Suburbia themed cake to us by email or Twitter by the 27th May! 


NEWS

The Norma Shortlist includes some Twelfth Planet Press books!

Alisa recently announced the Kaleidoscope TOC, and may be launching Rosaleen Love's book Secret Lives of Books at Continuum. 

Hugo Packet - Orbit UK not including the novels. 
Tansy news: upcoming Tor.com reread column & web serial 
The Galactic Suburbia scrapbook available soon for download.

Listen to the episode for giveaway codes. Free books!

Limited editions second print run for Love & Romanpunk by Tansy Rayner Roberts. Let Alisa know now if you want one of these - she's printing them for London.

What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alex: Hav, Jan Morris; Graceling, Kristin Cashore; so much Fringe. And Orphan Black. No more Comixology for me. 
  Tansy: Captain America: Winter Soldier; Gravity; Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Saga 3 
  Alisa: OMG I AM IN EDITING/PROOFING ARMAGEDDON - Kaleidoscope almost ready to drop and Secret Lives of Books! And …. Tea and Jeopardy

Galactic Suburbia highlights. 

We love you all, thanks for listening to us! 
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Alisa and Alex welcome you to Clone Club! That is, an incredibly spoilerific discussion of the first season of Orphan Black. If you haven’t watched it yet (it’s only 10 episodes), we’ll be right here when you’re through.

Things we discuss: the clones themselves (and we do use the c-word); representations of motherhood; whether and how the show is SF; the various characters - and their diversity - as well as a rather large amount of gushing love for the show overall.

We really mean it about the spoilers.

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Galactic Suburbia the John Campbell Memorial not a Hugo Episode 


In which we do discuss the Hugo shortlists both Retro and Current, but this is not an episode. Not at all. For... administrative reasons. 


  Hugo Shortlist

Brandon Sanderson says interesting things about fandom groups, and the Wheel of Time nomination. 


  Some gender notes on the Hugo shortlist 

 Tansy’s Hugo links post 

 Tansy & John DeNardo of SF Signal discuss the shortlist on Coode Street Podcast 


THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO NOMINATED GALACTIC SUBURBIA FOR BEST FANCAST, WE LOVE YOU TOO. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH WE WOULD GIVE YOU FIVE STARS ON ITUNES.
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In which we approach Fringe from multiple sides, rant about Game of Thrones, muse about cake lit and Alisa is a PhD student again! Bonus supplemental awards chat (but not in depth about the Hugos because we recorded before the shortlist went public) and an invitation to CAKE OUT for our 100th. See you there... 

  Culture Consumed: 
  Alex: Fringe s1; A Million Suns, Beth Revis; The Crooked Letter, Sean Williams;
 

Tansy: Game of Thrones rant, Jenny Colgan novels, Jago & Litefoot 7, Yonderland!

 

Alisa: Game of Thrones; Generation Cryo; The Cuckoo by Sean Williams, Clarkesworld Issue 91; the PhD Report

Aurealis Awards were awarded.

(sidetracked: Before the Internet from XKCD) 

 Hugo nomination 
  
CAKE COMPETITION! For our 100th episode, we would like to have a new logo. On a cake. Designed by you. Send a picture of your creation and you could win… something… and you can eat the cake, too. (This is episode 98, so you’ve got 4 or 5 weeks to plan your creation.) 
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Episode 97: Spoilerific Special - Veronica Mars 


In which a long time ago, we used to be friends, but I haven't heard from you lately at all - come on now, sugah, bring it on, bring it on. Just remember me when 

It's the Kickstarted Veronica Mars Movie Squeeful Spoilerific Special! 

With Alex away stargazing, Alisa and Tansy dig into the nitty gritty of the recent release movie we had been waiting YEARS for. We talk about the history of the show (SPOILERS FOR ALL OF VERONICA MARS, NOT JUST THE MOVIE), the writing, the characters, the love stories, the murders, the stars and the in-jokes.

We also talk about the Kickstarter campaign and its ramifications for a TV industry teetering on the brink of a total rebirth. 


Are you Team Logan, Team Piz, Team Mac or (most importantly of all) Team Veronica? Does a soundbyte of a certain Dandy Warhols song make you break into a smile? Were you so disheartened at the end of Season 3 that you watched all of Party Down to get over the sad? Come on down to Galactic Suburbia. 

People say we're a marshmallow. 

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In which we announce the 2013 Galactic Suburbia for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction. 


[If you want to listen unspoilt to the episode discussing shortlist and winners of the GS Award, listen Noooooow without reading the rest of the show notes. Don't even glance at them! Move along, nothing to see here] 

Culture Consumed: 
Alex: Shadow Unit! Haven ep 1! 
Alisa: Fringe, Haven S1, Game of Thrones S1 and S2, Veronica Mars Movie 
Tansy: The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin; Dark Eyes 2 (Big Finish); Veronica Mars Movie 

Shout out for Night Terrace.

Cranky Ladies of History funded! 


Galactic Suburbia Award!! for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction 
  Foz Meadows for her blogging generally, but particularly "Old Men Yelling at Clouds." 
  Anita Sarkeesian - Tropes vs Women in Video Games (Damsel in Distress 1 & 2, Ms Male Character) 
  The Doubleclicks - Nothing to Prove music video 
  Cheryl Morgan - The Rise & Fall of Grimpink 
  Deb Stanish for her essay in Apex magazine: "Fangirl isn't a Dirty Word." 

Honorary shortlistee (the Julia Gillard Award):

Wendy Davis for her amazing filibuster


Joint Winners this Year!!! (drum roll please) 
  NK Jemisin for her GoH speech from Continuum (link
  Elise Matthesen for her essay "How to Report Sexual Harassment at cons" (link

Also discussed:

“Not Now, Not Ever” (Gillard Misogyny Speech) by Australian Voices


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In which, the Hugo host debacle online conversation became a many-tentacled AI that wants to steal our souls, and ladies are cranky. 



News In Depth: 
The Hugos v. Jonathan Ross, Safe Spaces & Online Discussions 
Foz Meadows laying out the original drama in her usual inimitable style. 
Cheryl on the arguments for & against Jonathan Ross as host as particularly on the importance of Intersectionality - how to be a good ally, and why you LISTEN to why people are upset, even if it's inconvenient to you or your community. 
The Chairs of LonCon apologise for the situation - weirdly, this graceful and thorough acknowledgement of their responsibility for how the chain of events went is often not being mentioned in coverage of the discussion. 
  UPDATE, PLEASE READ:

The downside of recording several days ahead of broadcast is that sometimes the conversation we are contributing to moves on without us - in particular with the "Hugos and Jonathan Ross" conversation we recorded on Wednesday night there has been some serious reframing of the narrative, some of it highly gendered.

We wanted to reference some of this further discussion rather than be seen to ignore such an important (and troubling) development.

Some important posts calling attention to the reframing of the narrative to trivialise the concerns of women (and to hide the fact that many prominent men shared and vocalised those concerns): 

  Kari Spelling on how the conversation has changed from being about the unsuitability of Ross as a Hugo host to being about how women were "mean" on Twitter - and how those women are continuing to be unfairly targeted. 
  Natalie Luhrs on "Reframing and Punching Down" - with particular reference to how those posts calling for people to be nicer to each other, or how fandom is too hysterical to deserve nice things, aren't always as helpful as you think they are. 
  David Perry questions the mythical concept of Seanan Maguire's Angry Mob, calling particular attention to how Seanan and her tweets are now being reframed as central to Jonathan Ross's resignation, due to selective quoting, selective memories and gross misrepresentation of the actual timeline of events. 
This is important stuff, people. Our history just got rewritten while we were watching.

[note: we deliberately didn't mention Seanan by name while discussing the issue in this episode of GS because we could see she was already being unduly blamed and centred in the discussion despite being only one participant - it's the exchange between Seanan and Jane Goldman mentioned in the Perry article that Alisa also refers to as a conversation that ends in mutual apologies and is later misrepresented by others long after it's concluded.] 

Another important post by Kameron Hurley, Rage Doesn't Exist in a Vacuum. On why internet rage happens, why someone else might be more upset than you are about a thing, and why it's important to speak up about upsetting things even if it ruins someone else's happy party fun times. 

Culture Consumed: 
Alisa: Game of Thrones S1, Fringe S3, Kaleidoscope ToC 
Tansy: Ms Marvel #1 & She-Hulk #1 Fringe S3
Alex: Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter; A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar 

Pet subject: feedback

Galactic Suburbia Award!! (last call for suggestions)

for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction 


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insectarmyIn which we get excited about awards, and sexism in SF. In other words, it's Galactic Suburbia! 

Tiptree Award Winner & Shortlist - first Australian Tiptree winner! Congrats to N.A. Sulway!

Culture Consumed: 
Alex: All Harry Potter movies; Project Bond; Supurbia 
Tansy: Regency romance novels, Minister of Chance 
Alisa: Supurbia 

Pet Subject: the not-SFWA "debate", the pervasive dismissal of women in SF

Note: this episode was recorded several days before broadcast, before Sean Fodera made his apology to Mary Robinette Kowal, who accepted it gracefully. Please look at her post about why she accepted, and the role of apologies in general


Some other relevant articles we discuss or allude to, or which Alisa found after recording and wanted us to include - keep following the Galactic Suburbia Facebook Page as she's been updating it with interesting links daily: 
GENERAL BACKGROUND

The Radish hosted early discussion on the Bulletin anti-censorship petition

Steven Gould on why the petition was based on a false premise. 
SL Huang writes Can We Please Not Rewrite History, Folks?, and worth checking in on SL's original Timeline of 2013 SFWA Controversies, now updated. [my apologies for stumbling over pronouns on the podcast] 
THE LATEST WAVE OF TURMOIL, DISSENT AND SEXISM

Silvia Moreno-Garcia outlines the invective against Mary Robinette Kowal on SFF.net and the politics of "plunging necklines," "diaphanous white outfits" and ankles. 

Mary Robinette Kowal's post on Being a Representational Example 
Scalzi presents the Insect Army t-shirt design courtesty of Ursula Vernon's awesome artwork.
Some really important words here. Alex also mentions Nora's important tweet from 5 days ago:

N. K. Jemisin @nkjemisin The loss of privilege is not oppression. The loss of privilege is not oppression. THE LOSS OF PRIVILEGE IS. NOT. OPPRESSION. 

The post we possibly discuss in most detail on the podcast today: Juliet McKenna's Why The SFWA Shoutback Matters 
A really important message from James Patrick Kelly on age, and generations, and making a difference

and don't forget the...

Galactic Suburbia Award!! for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction. 

There's still time to send us your suggestions - only work from 2013, please, but start saving the 2014 links to send us next year. 

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In which 2014 is officially a thing. 

Who saw that coming? 
We’re back! 

How did you spend your summer? (yes, we know some of you spent it having winter, but honestly, is that our fault?) 

Galactic Suburbia returns for a fresh new year of culture consumed, awards commentary, feminist snark and adorable baby gurgles. 

Culture Consumed: 
Alex: On the Steel Breeze, Alastair Reynolds; Riddick; The Deep: Here be Dragons; Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales (ed Paula Guran)
 
Alisa: Haven S1 and S2; Star Trek; Kaleidoscope submissions (PhD)

Tansy: Terry Pratchett: The Witches (board game), The Hour Season 1, A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan; When we Wake; Courtney Milan romance novels. 


Pet subject: Gearing Up for Hugo Nominations - what we've read, what we recommend, and what we still plan to get to before the deadline. 

Alisa: Reading - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar, Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black 

Alex: Saga; Ancillary Justice; Iron Man 3; still to watch Game of Thrones s3 

Tansy: Still to read: Hild by Nicola Griffith, The Red by Linda Nagata, some novellas. Liz Bourke’s Sleeping with Monsters (Best Related Work or fan writer? Why doesn’t the Hugo have an Atheling?) Kirstyn McDermott’s Caution: Contains Small Parts. Supurbia (Graphic Story); The World’s End. 

Galactic Suburbia Award!!

for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction 

Send us your suggestions and thoughts on who we should be looking at for the year that was 2013: blog posts, podcasts, GOH speeches and other awesome people talking about feminist stuff in interesting ways. 


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