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Archive for September 2012

In which we admire our Hugo pins, discuss the narrative around bestseller authors like JK Rowling, and take on the idea of what a Best Of anthology actually means.

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HUGO PINS

Trifle Club

The Casual Vacancy released - are you going to read it?

Giveaway from ages ago - copy of Showtime goes to Terry Frost for Joshua York from George R R Martin's Fevre Dream

New Giveaway for Kaaron Warren’s Through Splintered Walls. Tweet, comment, email or Facebook us about your favourite Australian ghost story OR your favourite female vampire.

Paul Kincaid in the LA Review of Books suggests that SF is tired. Reviewer, heal thyself? He also talks on this subject at the Coode Street Podcast.

Aurealis Awards reminder: submit your books and stories now.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Soft Apocalypse, Will McIntosh, SportsNight (& Newsroom)

Tansy: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan; Marvel Heralds; Outer Alliance Episode 24 Changing the Conversation with Julia Rios, Nnedi Okorafor, Jim C Hines & Sofia Samatar.

Alex: Battleship (http://randomalex.net/2012/09/27/battleship/); The Forever War, Joe Haldemann; City of Illusions, Ursula le Guin (http://randomalex.net/2012/09/27/city-of-illusions/); The Shapes of their Hearts, Melissa Scott (http://randomalex.net/2012/09/27/the-shapes-of-their-hearts/); Nova, Samuel Delaney

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The post-Hugo edition! In which stats are chewed and swallowed, rebels become the government, the secret (true) history of Wonder Woman is revealed and Alisa joins another cult.

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Hugo Awards: The Winners, the Ustream and the Stats (you can download the stats pdf at the bottom of the page that links to)

Caroline Symcox on coming out as Christian to SF Fans & coming out as SF fan as a curate.

Another Wonder Woman TV show in development - this one may contain some Wonder Woman.

Further discussion on conventions, creepers & safe spaces Genreville We Don't Do That Anymore And the SF Signal Podcast

Science books written for girls, or possibly "girls".

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Newsroom; Getting Things Done podcast, David Allen

Alex: Outcasts; Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn; Midnight Lamp, Gwyneth Jones

Tansy: How to Train Your Dragon audiobook; To Spin a Darker Stair (Fablecroft); The Twelve Labors of Wonder Woman;

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