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Episode 2: 16 March 2010

News

Karen Miller announces 7 book deal - http://karenmiller.livejournal.com/252210.html?view=2159666#t2159666  5 volume fantasy epic: The Tarnished Crown, and 2 more Rogue Agent novels. The next Rogue Agent will be out in 2011, and the first volume of The Tarnished Crown will be out in 2012.   Australian Shadow Awards http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2010/03/news-2009-australian-shadows-award.html

Liz Grzyb http://lyzbeth.livejournal.com/104895.html

Doctor Who airdate for Australia!  Showing on iview on the 18th, two days before tv release. http://blogs.abc.net.au/abc_tv/2010/03/doctor-who-launches-in-australia-on-abc-iview.html

One we missed last time: the Nebula Awards shortlist is out - http://www.sfwa.org/2010/02/2009-nebula-awards-final-ballot/

Swancon coming up. http://2010.swancon.com.au/

Nicholas Sparks claims to be like Euripides, Shakespeare and Hemingway http://bit.ly/9g3Vxi

The best cheer-you-up vid ever: Jensen Ackles doing Eye of the Tiger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up93TNDMqUs

What have we been reading? Alisa The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals, by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer

Tansy: Neptune Noir, edited by Rob Thomas Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest

Alex: Mirrorshades, edited by Bruce Sterling Women of Wonder (1940-1970), edited by Pamela Sargent

Pet Subject

Single author collections

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Episode 1: 7 March 2010

In this episode we discussed:

Hugo Voting closes March 13 - http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/index.php?page=66

Jonathan Strahan to edit a new cyberpunk anthology - http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp/2010/03/04/cyberpunk-a-new-anthology/

Article on lack of Jewish fantasy -http://www.jewishreviewofbooks.com/publications/detail/why-there-is-no-jewish-narnia

and responses from Farah Mendelsohn (http://fjm.livejournal.com/907353.html), Abigail Nussbaum (http://wrongquestions.blogspot.com/2010/02/fantasy-and-jewish-question.html) and Rachel Swirsky (http://rachel-swirsky.livejournal.com/197973.html)

Invisible women in horror & SFX magazine -http://splinister.com/blog/?postid=589

and -http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/invisible-women-in-horror/

On Johnny Weir being too gay for ice skating - http://current.com/items/92224102_thats-gay-johnny-weir.htm

Angelina inadvertently causes the world to end by dressing Shiloh as a boy - http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2010/03/today-in-transphobia.html

And how a Swedish couple chose to keep the gender of baby 'Pop' a secret - http://www.thelocal.se/20232/20090623/

Rachel’s Future Tense video - http://www.mechanicalcat.net/rachel/log/Conventions/C6__Report_from_the_Art_Dept

We have recently been reading:

On Joanna Russ, by Farah Mendelsohn The Secret Feminist Cabal, by Helen Merrick Feminist Philosophy and SF: Utopias and Dystopias, by Judith A. Little The Adventures of Alyx, by Joanna Russ How to Suppress Women Writing, by Joanna Russ

And our pet subject of the week was the Australian Spec Fic Snapshot - http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/snapshot-etc/

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