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In which Alex and Tansy take on the movie that the Mary Sue dubbed "The Worst Movie Ever" and “full-out, ovaries-to-the-wall original space opera.” Sexist melodrama or feminist fairytale? Why can't it be both? 

Shout out to the Jane Rawson readathon:

"Just Read readathon, running through June and July to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. I'm lousy at physical activity, growing moustaches and sobriety so I wanted to offer another way for people to raise money for a good cause."

Sponsor Jane

JUPITER ASCENDING: or how a hot wingless werewolf got his groove back, and how being a space princess is actually a worse job than cleaning toilets.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia: No, Jupiter Ascending Is Not Your Feminist Fairy Tale The Mary Sue Review: Jupiter Ascending Is The Worst Movie Ever Go See It Immediately

Also on the Mary Sue: The Ethics of Jupiter Ascending, Or why I am not a vegetarian

This is the podcast that made me (Tansy) want to watch the film: Fangirl Happy Hour 4: Bees Don't Lie (well this and Cranky Aunty Lou's texts messages which you can't have a link to) 

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In which there are fast cars, ancillary swords, Vote! Helsinki! t-shirts, feminist serial killer narratives and answer the all important question: was watching all of Lost worth it, Alisa?

Defying Doomsday funded!

Tiptree Award Philip K Dick:

Alex’s plan for Hugo reading.

Upcoming episode: being ok with being feminist. Request for links! Send us vids, articles, book titles etc. to recommend to teens.

Vote for Helsinki for Worldcon 2017!

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Tansy: Avengers: Age of Ultron, DC: Convergence, The Fall (Netflix Original) Alisa: Reign, Lost Alex: Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie; Incandescence, Greg Egan; Book of Strange New Things, Michael Faber; Fast&Furious 7; Avengers: Age of Ultron

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In which we take on the Hugosplosion, update you on Aussie awards, defy Doomsday, and address the possible misappropriation of the term glittery hoo-ha. It's just been that sort of fortnight.

Defying Doomsday crowdfunding campaign.

Tin Ducks

Ditmar Winners for 2014

Aurealis Awards

Tiptree Award (more on this next time when Alex is with us)

HUGOSPLOSION - take a deep breath, we're going in.

Updated Hugo ballot as of Sat 19 April

io9 - the withdrawal of two authors from the ballot.

Stats on the Hugos: Whose Rocket by Aidan Walsh

David Gerrold, this year’s GOH on the history of the Worldcon

#NewHugoCategories Hashtag on Twitter

Connie willis on Why I won’t be a presenter at this year’s awards

George RR Martin being outspoken on LJ about who is responsible for Sad & Rabid Puppies.

Kari Sperring on ego and the expectation of awards

N K Jemisin - Not the affirmative action you meant, not the history you're making

Alisa’s proposal for her Hugo reading.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Lost, Sex Criminals, Daredevil Ep 1, Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (she’s an archaeologist? Oh man!)

Tansy: Rat Queens; Interstellar; Faerie Tale Theatre, Daredevil, The Blacklist; Eleanor Arnason - Me & Science Fiction, what are we, chopped liver?

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In which we take apart "The Space Crone" and "Is Gender Necessary (Redux)" from Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, and Places by Ursula Le Guin.

Defying Doomsday Night Terrace

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DancingAtTheEdgeOfTheWorld

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Our special 2014 Galactic Suburbia Award episode! Listen to find out our winner and shortlist for our award to honour activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Haven S5, Tempest's Reading Challenge

Alex: Tehanu, Tales of Earthsea, and The Other Wind, Ursula le Guin; Jupiter Ascending; Waistcoats and Weaponry, Gail Carriger.

Tansy: D’Artanyan i tri Mushketyora (1979); New Avengers: Breakout prose novel by Alisa Kwitney; New Avengers: Breakout, by Brian Michael Bendis; Curb Stomp #1 - Ryan Ferrier (writer), Devaki Neogi (artist); Princess Leia #1 - Mark Waid (writer) Terry & Rachel Dodson (artists).

NEXT TIME: tune in for our Ursula Le Guin essay spoilerific. We will be covering: "The Space Crone” & “Is Gender Necessary? (Redux)” (both in Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, and Places) and “Science Fiction and Mrs Brown”(in The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction).

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Welcome to the 6th year of Galactic Suburbia

It’s our birthday!

CAAAAKE



Nebulas: http://www.sfwa.org/2015/02/2014-nebula-awards-nominees-announced/

Aurealis Awards: http://aurealisawards.org/2015/02/27/announcement-2014-aurealis-awards-shortlist/



What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Cherry Crow Children by Deborah Kalin, Perth Writers Festival - Elizabeth Gilbert

Alex: up to date with Saga (in trade); The Chimes, Anna Smaill; A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Ursula le Guin; Etiquette and Espionage, and Curtsies and Conspiracies, Gail Carriger.

Tansy: Spider-Gwen #1, Companion Piece, Fangirl Happy Hour #4 (Renay’s rant on female characters & agency)


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In which the Champagne and Socks podcast casts on, Cranky Ladies is about to be launched, and it's that time of year again, DITMAR CENTRAL. Ditmar awards ballot is out And the Sir Julius Vogel too

Champagne and Socks

Cranky Ladies launch March 8

What Culture Have we Consumed? Alisa: Years Bests for Database, PhD Research, Helen Merrick Alex: Of Mice and Men (National Theatre Live) - because I want an SF version; The Greatship, Robert Reed; Veronica Mars (season 1); Osiris, EJ Swift Tansy: Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins LOOK A REAL BOOK, Reign (Season 1), Agent Carter again. Operation: S.I.N.

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In which we're back, baby, all cultured up from our summer holiday to tell you what's good in books, shows, comics & more.

Thank our Patreons for the Alisa's headphones which have greatly improved our sound quality!

Alisa is about to go to print on the Year's Best YA.

Over the summer, as well as appearing on Galactic Suburbia's sister-wife podcast Verity!, Tansy also guested on the Two Minute Time Lord talking about the Doctor Who Christmas special. Yes, Chip's episodes are totally 2 minutes or less most of the time, but of course Tansy talked for longer than that, don't be ridiculous! Tansy also wrote an article on Sex & Science Fiction over at Uncanny Magazine.

Alex has an exciting new announcement too, but you'll have to listen to find out what it is. (cough, Tor.com, cough)

The Locus Recommended Reading List is out now, and features lots of Aussies.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Warehouse 13 Season 1; Twinmakers by Sean Williams; Crash by Sean Williams; ODY-C #1 (Image); Federal Bureau of Physics Vol 1: The Paradigm Shift (Vertigo); Sex Criminals Vol 1 and Sex Criminals Issue 6 and 7; Julie Dillon's Imagined Realms Book 1;Once Upon a Time Season 1 and 2; Serial

Tansy: The Fangirl Happy Hour podcast, Issue 1 reviews: Bitch Planet, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, SHIELD, Hawkeye, Black Canary & Zatanna: Bloodspell, by Paul Dini; Agent Carter, Kameron Hurley on not quitting her dayjob.

Alex: Three Temeraire books, Naomi Novik; Haven season 4; The Female Factory, Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter; Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch; A Face Like Glass, Frances Hardinge; Clariel, Garth Nix; Tam Lin, Pamela Dean. Abandoned: Orphans of Chaos and Hidden Empire;

ZEROES - New superhero YA book deal from Scott Westerfeld, Deborah Biancotti & Margo Lanagan - words do not describe how excited Galactic Suburbia is about this one!!!

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In which we help you with your (possibly last minute) Christmas shopping with a ton of our favourite recommendations from the year, plus culture consumed.

Don't forget to send us your recommendations for the GS Award: for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction

Christmas gift suggestions!! 

  Alex: Orphan Black. Abhorsen trilogy (plus prequel), Garth Nix. Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Angela Slatter. Hav, Jan Morris. Rupetta, Nike Sulway.
  Tansy: Ms Marvel Vol 1: No Normal, G.Willow Wilson; Teen Titans Go; Dimetrodon, The Doubleclicks; The Musketeers (BBC 2014); Sex Criminals, Matt Fraction 
  What Culture Have we Consumed? 
  Alisa: Scrivener; Monstrous Affections edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant; Champagne and Socks (Alisa’s personal blog) 
  Alex: The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss; Troll: A Love Story, Joanne Sinisalo; Uncanny #1; finished Project Bond
  Tansy: Young Avengers 2: Family Matters; Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways; Young Avengers Presents, The West Wing, Chicks Dig Gaming, Jennifer Brozek & Robert Smith? 
 Have a great summer... even if it's winter where you live. 
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In which we try to fix the world and don't even fix ourselves, but progress is being made (we hope) 

On the World Fantasy Awards

A couple of links to the big recent internet discussion we didn't want to try to explain via podcast:

Laura J Mixon Tessa of Silence Without 

What we talk about instead: general issues arising from recent controversies & discussions

Industry bullying & threatening - why people who threaten to blacklist you probably can't. 

On Being Complicit On Back Channels & the Broken Step Do We Do Enough & What Else Can Be Done? 
 

What Culture Have we Consumed? 

Tansy: Sleepy Hollow #1 (Noelle Stevenson), Gotham Academy #1, Batgirl 35, Young Avengers: Sidekicks 

Alex: Interstellar; Haven season 3; the Great Rosetta and Philae saga. 
Alisa: We're not even going to tell you, you have to listen. But it is pretty out there. 

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In which culture, we consume it. 

  What Culture Have we Consumed? 

Alisa: Landline by Rainbow Rowell; Coode St Podcast Ep 207: Kameron Hurley; The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas Podcast - Quarterly Essay: On Women Freedom and Misogyny : Anna Goldsworthy; … AND PHd Check in! 
Tansy: Rachel & Miles X-plain the X-Men, Battle Scars, Uncanny, Cranky Ladies, Nanowrimo 
Alex: Haven seasons 1 and 2; Upgraded, ed Neil Clarke (NB available from Fishpond, for Austraian listeners!); Journeys, Jan Morris; The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness

Orphan Black cat cosplay 

Anthony Mackie shouts out to little Falcons & Falconettes
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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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