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Archive for February 2012

In which we keep it short (truly) through restraint and perseverance, despite setting Tansy off on a tangent about Lego and lots of crunchy gender bias stuff to chew through.

News

Nebula shortlist

Stoker shortlist

Paul Cornell on Panel Parity

Elizabeth L Huede on National Year of (Gender Biased) Reading

Tansy's thing: new feminist Doctor Who blog Doctor Her

Can princesses play with Lego? (Lego friends petition at Change.org)

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Vorkosigan - Shards of Honor, Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold

Alex: The Islanders, Christopher Priest

Tansy: After the Apocalypse, by Maureen McHugh (collection)

Feedback episode coming too!

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In which we pop the cork on the champagne bottle to welcome in the beginning of the 9 month science fiction awards season - hooray!

News

Responses to the Galactic Suburbia Award.

Crawford nominees and winner: Genevieve Valentine's Mechanique.

BSFA nominees

SF Translation Awards Fundraiser - donate and win awesome books

The Kitschies: yes really, rum and tentacles.

LOCUS Recommended Reading List! [and Poll]

Young Australian of the Year who founded Robogals: Marita Cheng

Women of SF in their own words, reviewed by Brit Mandelo

Diana Peterfreund: following up on Brave New Love [and how the internet often fails to pick up the pieces after a controversy has died down]

Women Writing Horror (it’s new, who knew?) [and the other Guardian article patronising genre readers, taken apart by Smart Bitches Trashy Books]

10 Great SF books for "girls"

Creature Court trilogy giveaway - we'll be drawing it next episode, email us to tell us about one book you read because of us & you'll enter the draw to win all three books by Tansy

Creature Court Spoilerific Blog Post - only for those who have read Creature Court Book Three, Reign of Beasts, by Tansy Rayner Roberts

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby; The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

Alex: Clockwork Rocket, Greg Egan; A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Ursula le Guin; The Business of Death, Trent Jamieson; Skyrim

Tansy: Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti; Batgirl: the Lesson; Redwood & Wildfire by Andrea Hairston; Blake’s 7: The Turing Test [Big Finish], Doctor Who: Foe From the Future [Big Finish]

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