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Episode 79: 17 April 2013

Alex & Tansy discuss the Stella, the Shadows, behaving badly on the internet, criticising criticism of the Hugo criticism, and whether the suck fairy has visited Farscape, the Star Wars Thrawn trilogy, or The Mists of Avalon.

News

The Stella Prize announced its winner last night at a glittery ceremony. Carrie Tiffany won the $50,000 prize for her second novel Mateship with Birds and promptly gave back $10,000 to be awarded to her fellow shortlistees. Classy!

Australian Shadows Award - and the skulls go to...

Seanan McGuire talks about perceptions about self-promotion and the Hugos We also wanted to draw attention to the post Seanan linked to, "Language Myth #6 - Women Talk Too Much." Particularly this quote by Dale Spender:

"The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women."

Hugh Howey - The Bitch from Worldcon post

In response: Tobias Buckell - Don’t Punch Down

Chronos Awards - for SF & Fantasy professional & fan works coming out of the state of Victoria. Eisner Award shortlists - nice to see Saga & Hawkeye nominated, but Tansy particularly wants to draw people's attention to the categories for comics & graphic novels aimed at children.

Mind Meld - favourite women writers in genre

(Also - books you savour vs books you devour)

Culture Consumed

ALEX: Farscape season 1; Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command, Timothy Zahn; Rapture, by Kameron Hurley; Sky is Calling, The Impossible Girl (Kickstarted album)

TANSY: Game of Thrones Season 2; Swordspoint the audiobook, The Mists of Avalon, Coode Street Podcast episode 140 featuring Nalo Hopkinson.

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Episode 78: 31 March 2013

cheers sweetieIn which awards are dissected into itty bitty bits and eaten with relish. Tasty tomato relish.

HUUUUGGGOOOOOOS!

Ditmars

Solstice Awards

This looks like a short podcast, but it isn't. No culture consumed for you! Which does mean that Alex will have read ALL THE BOOKS by the time we join you again.

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