In which we suffer post-Olympics slump but make up for it by talking about sport in SF/F: from coyote baseball, holodeck racquetball and the points system of Quidditch to the history of sport in Doctor Who. And don't forget that Buffy was a cheerleader!
New Science Fiction Awards Database Website by Mark R Kelly (Locus)
Kirstyn McDermott makes Jason Nahrung a mug based on Alex’s GS review of Salvage
New Galactic Chat: Sean interviews Trudi Canavan
Readercon Apology sets the standard.
Feedback: Sean & Kitty on the harassment at cons issue.
What Culture Have we Consumed?
Alex: Existence, David Brin; all of Planetary, by Warren Ellis; Caliban’s War, James SA Corey
Tansy: “Foundlings” by Diana Peterfreund in Brave New Love; Shooting the Poo 14 (Sherlock Holmes) & 15 (Alien movies part 1)
Alisa: Coode St Podcast Ep 112 featuring Genevieve Valentine, and... reading unapologetically is a life skill!
Pet Subject: Sports in SF/F
The tennis match Alisa refers to is this one with Billie Jean King.
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I just wanted to thank you for the podcast, it is truly excellent and most cake-worthy! Re: cheerleading however:
All the best!
The tennis match you’re trying to think of is Billy Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs in 1973. Riggs had actually beaten another top female player (Margaret Court) in a best of 3 sets match in May, 1973.
He challenged Billy Jean King and they played in September 1973 in a best of 5 sets match. King beat him in 3 straight sets.
I remember it from my youth.
(Reference: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Sexes_%28tennis%29#Riggs_v_King)
Jukka: cake worthy! Truly the highest of compliments. Thanks for the heads-up re: cheerleading.
Janice: thanks for the further info about the tennis match.