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Archive for August 2011

Episode 39: 18 August 2011

In which we defend Mary Sues everywhere, point at superheroes with their pants down, plan a Hugo Twitterparti and reveal which of the three of us is secretly a hardcore horror fan. But most importantly, Alex is watching Blake's 7 completely unspoiled and she loves Avon the best, hooray!

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The Mary Sue Conversation: Zoe Marriott Sarah Rees Brennan Holly Black Elizabeth Bear "Sometimes a book is about a female character because there are female people in the world."

What if Male Superheroes posed like Wonder Woman? Gender Bent Justice League Bonus, superheroes without pants (except Wonder Woman):

Cat Valente steps down from Apex Magazine as fiction editor, Lynne M Thomas steps up.

Alex wants to be in Reno. Watch the Hugos! Join @GalacticSuburbs in whatever the right time zone is and Twitterparti the Hugos with us!

What Culture Have we Consumed? Alisa - The Hunger Games, Life on Mars UK, The Women's Hour Podcast, Doctor Who Tansy - Lords & Ladies, Terry Pratchett; Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, Rob Shearman; Rob on the Big Finish Podcast, Xena & the mystical pregnancy Alex - Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi; Blake's 7; Across the Universe, Beth Revis.

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Grant Watson (as well as our producer) pointed out to Tansy that Jason Todd died in "A Death in the Family" and not "The Killing Joke." She is very sorry.

Kirstyn McDermott took us to task over our dismissive attitude to horror, and we decided to address her concerns and chew over our complicated relationship with the darker side of spec fic.

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Episode 38: 5 August 2011

In which none of your fearless podcasters are impregnated by mysterious aliens for the duration of a single episode, nor do any of us experience a rapidly accelerated pregnancy or give birth to an otherworldly demon/alien/vampire. Also: Batgirl, Bujold and a cranky feminist rant or two.

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Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award - given to a living writer for the first time, Katherine MacLean. Mythopoeic Awards

World Fantasy, of course!

World SF Travel Fund raising money to send Charles A Tan to WFC The Mystical Pregnancy trope - torture porn? Reproductive terrorism, exploiting women for being female. Violent degradation of women's bodies for plot.

Vote For Top-100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Titles Swedish Writing Fairy crunches the numbers

Andromeda’s Offering Offspring Issue 1 - new fanzine to “open up new female voices in SF, raise the awareness of female SF writers and share ideas.” (you can find them on Facebook apparently)

Where are the women in the new DC Comics? newsy report proper interview with Batgirl crusader

SF Signal Episode 70 - 6 men talk about their favourite podcasts and illustrate what we mean by gender disparity in SF gatekeeping Alisa makes reference to recent Mind Meld

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa - Passage by Connie Willis; Red Glove by Holly Black; The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang; Alex - Diplomatic Immunity and Cryoburn, Bujold; Chicks Dig Time Lords, ed. Lynne Thomas; The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell; Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (http://wp.me/p11HLi-Nf); Songs of the Earth, Elspeth Cooper (abandoned). SF Squeecast. Tansy - Glenda Larke-Stormlord Rising; Malinda Lo-Huntress; Penni Russon-Only, Ever, Always

Feedback lovely review at Hoyden About Town

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