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Episode 28: 22 March 2011

In which we keep celebrating our birthday, take in the Lambdas and the Tiptree, and did we mention there are Galactic Suburbia T-SHIRTS now???

News Lambda Shortlists released http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/2011-finalists/

Female gamers hollerback against the hate messages they receive http://io9.com/#!5783056/im-an-anonymous-woman-gamer

Kristine Kathryn Rusch on the ways publishing is changing http://kriswrites.com/2011/03/16/the-business-rusch-trust-me/

Woman writer wins award; is still ignored http://mhpbooks.com/mobylives/?p=29483

Ian Sales’ SF Mistressworks http://iansales.com/2011/03/15/science-fiction-mistressworks/ & the SF Mistressworks meme http://iansales.com/2011/03/17/the-sf-mistressworks-meme/

Hugo reminder: get your nominations in! http://bit.ly/dPQbvC

Galactic Chat http://galactichat.podbean.com/

T SHIRTS http://www.redbubble.com/people/tansyrr/t-shirts/6904445-1-galactic-suburbia-pink

Tiptree shortlist released http://tiptree.org/

Feedback Competition open for another fortnight - keep sending in entries! Email us with fave GS moment and what cake you ate.

What Culture Have we Consumed? Tansy: Burn Bright, by Marianne de Pierres; Laid (ABC TV) Alisa: Star Trek Enterprise Season 4, Fringe eps 11 -13, Alex: Genesis, by Bernard Beckett (http://randomalex.net/2011/02/27/genesis-by-bernard-beckett/); Redemption Ark, Alastair Reynolds; Version 43, Philip Palmer (abandoned)... Battlestar Galactica (http://randomalex.net/tag/bsg-rewatch/)

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Episode 27: 9 March 2011

In which there is cake, cake and more cake - we discuss the year that was Galactic Suburbia One, authorial in crowds, gender bias, and announce our exciting new project.

CAKE http://www.flickr.com/photos/13670975@N05/5511834096/ (http://kaelajael.livejournal.com/92618.html for the ingredients)

News

The First Rule about the YA Mafia is that you don’t talk about the YA Mafia http://blackholly.livejournal.com/148264.html http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2011/03/03/ya-mafias-other-things-you-dont-need-to-worry-about/ http://gwendabond.typepad.com/bondgirl/2011/03/secret-cabals-are-overrated.html http://karenhealey.livejournal.com/925514.html http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/03/04/dear-new-writer-im-sorry-i-dont-have-time-to-crush-you http://allycarter.abeedoo.com/blog/cliques-and-cabals The conversation is starting to turn into something else, which is more about the power writers do/do not have to help or hinder each other’s careers. http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/182357.html

Discussion on gender bias at Midnight Echo.

Tiptree Book Club begins with Maureen McHugh’s “Useless Things” http://tiptree.org/?p=181

Announcing Galactic Chat.

Competition: tell us your favourite moment of GS from the last year and win a book. Do they get to nominate which one they want to win?? Glitter Rose - signed by Marianne de Pierres, limited print run hard copy Bold as Love, Gwyneth Jones Siren Beat/Roadkill by Tansy!!

What Culture Have we Consumed? Alex: Darkship Thieves, Sarah Hoyt; Betrayer of Worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M Lerner (to be reviewed at Dreams and Speculation, http://dreamsandspeculation.com/) Tansy: Running Through Corridors, Robert Shearman & Toby Hadoke Alisa: TED Talks and general update

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Pet Subject What has been a highlight of the year for us? Has it been what we expected? Have we achieved what we wanted to achieve? (What did we want to achieve?)

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