In which we hug the Hugos, plug the Stella, lament the loss of the Weird Tales team, and contemplate (briefly) our podcasterly mid-life crisis. Alex delves into the wonderful world of classic cyberpunk, and Tansy demands to know why on earth Alisa is still watching Doctor Who if she doesn’t actually like it?
What Culture Have we Consumed? Alisa: Doctor Who Season 2, Outer Alliance Podcast Alex: Trouble and her Friends, Melissa Scott; Only Ever Always, Penni Russon; Synners, Pat Cadigan; Blake’s 7. Tansy: SF Squeecast #3, Panel2Panel, Among Others by Jo Walton, Alcestis by Katherine Beukner, Stormlord’s Exile by Glenda Larke, AM KINDLED WILL TRAVEL
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Hello Galactic Suburbans I don’t know if you will see this as it is linked so far in the past but I wanted to let you know how you have impacted my family. Last year my daughter listened to all your podcasts while she looked for work. She was forever telling me snippets you had been talking about. This year when I was unable to very much other than sit she suggested I would like listening for myself. She uploaded about 40 episodes which I am currently listening to while I sew and quilt. The day before yesterday I listened to the Joanna Russ episode, I’d never heard of her but downloaded the Female Man to read and phoned my youngest daughter at university, studying English and Modern Liberal Arts to read the essays. She knew who this was and has asked for it for Christmas. The next thing we did was check all the pockets, no wonder we drop our phones all the time. Today I’m about to listen to the Hunger Games, these I read as they came out and loved so I can’t wait to hear what you have to say. My book list gets longer but if all are as thought provoking as The Freedom Maze, it will be a good journey. Can’t wait till I am current and by then I should have many unfinished projects finished. Thank you for inspiration and brain food. Margy
Margy, thanks so much for your wonderful message. It’s quite stunning for us to hear this kind of story, and to realise we’ve had such an effect on your whole family.
I’m a quilter myself and so glad we have introduced to to such amazing authors as Joanna Russ and Delia Sherman as well as helping you get through some UFOs!
Cheers, Tansy xx
Margy, thanks from me too! It is awesome to hear about a family sharing reading interests, especially when it’s Joanna Russ! I hope that this way you can share the books around and compare your reactions to ours… happy listening!