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In which we solemnly swear we will repeat the title of our culture consumed after discussing it. Pinkie promise. 

Update on Gamergate with particular focus on Brianna Wu AKA @spacekatgal

(This episode was recorded before the Felicia Day incident) 

Alisa’s con report - Conflux 
Tansy’s con report - CrimesceneWA

Strange Horizons fundraising 

 We read and appreciate all your Twitter comments and emails, even if we don't reply. We love your feedback! 
It's time to start thinking about the GS Award, yes already, WTF 2014 why are you moving so fast? 
What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alisa: Landline, Rainbow Rowell (NB since recording, Alisa actually finished this book YES SHE DID); Night Terrace S1 1- 5 
  Alex: Sarkeesian’s XOXO talk; Garth Nix’s Abhorsen trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen); Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond; Indistinguishable from Magic, Catherynne Valente; Bitterwood Bible and other Recountings, Angela Slatter; The Dish. 
  Tansy: Unmade, Sarah Rees Brennan; Night Terrace S1, Agents of SHIELD S1, The Flash S1 Ep 1-2 
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Welcome to Galactic Suburbia’s FRINGE: the spoilerific episode we’ve all been waiting for! It is totally full of spoilers. Please only listen to this podcast if you’ve watched the series, plan never to watch the series, or really and truly don’t mind spoilers.

Cast:

Olivia - Anna Torv

Peter - Joshua Jackson

Walter - John Noble

Astrid - Jasika Nicole

Nina - Blair Brown

Broyles - Lance Reddick

William Bell - Leonard Nimoy

Charlie - Kirk Acevedo

Lincoln - Seth Gabel

Etta - Georgina Haig

September - Michael Cerveris

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In which we level up in Gamergate, give away Kaleidoscope, and give each other Guardians of the Galaxy mixtapes.

TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of virtual attacks and physical violence towards women.

Gamergate & Zoe Quinn:

Internet's Most Hated Person

Charles Tan does a breakdown: Understanding Gamergate.

The word of the day is: doxx Kaleidoscope ebook giveaway - contact us via email or social media with a recommendation of a Kaleidoscope-esque YA book or short story in order to enter.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Tansy: Guardians of the Galaxy, Please Like Me Season 2, Kaleidoscope, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, John Chu “The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere" yes finally, shut up.

Alex: Alias season 1; Planet of Exile, Ursula le Guin - and a whole bunch of essays, from Dancing at the Edge of the World and Language of the Night; Landline, Rainbow Rowell; Kaleidoscope; Anita Sarkeesian’s Women vs Tropes in Video Games; Guardians of the Galaxy as well; Radio Lab podcast

Alisa: Rocket Talk - interviews with Kate Elliott and Nora Jemisin; Kameron Hurley; Renay; Podcasts abandoned - This American Life and TED Talks; Frankenstein (Pemberley Digital), Guardians of the Galaxy

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In which, Alisa and Tansy debrief Alex on their Worldcon adventure: The Ritz, the books, the people, the Hugos, the ribbons, the concrete wasteland, and the jet lag.

Here are the magic stats from the Hugo Awards.

If you still don't have your copy of Kaleidoscope, here are some places you can buy it.

Check out the full Ustream footage of the Hugo awards.

Fakecon in all its glory

Tansy's post-Loncon Jet Lag Links

Alisa's Debriefs:

1 - Yarn Edition 2 - Dealer's Room 3 - The Ritz 4 - The Hugos

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In which the Galactic Suburbia crew discuss the future and present death of blogs, explore our personal relationships with social media (but mostly Twitter), and stage a memorial ceremony for the death of Livejournal. WE LOVED YOU, LIVEJOURNAL.

News Patreon!! Spoilerifics!! Oh my!

Pet Topic

Future redundancy: The death of blogs? What blogs do you still read? What blogs are the key places to find out about shiny new things?

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Tansy: Intelligence

Alex: Risk: Legacy; Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett; Beacon

Alisa: yes we really are going to make her throw a book away every single time. She... reinterprets the terms challenge. But the results are worth it.

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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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