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Episode 170: 12 July 2017

In which Alisa & Tansy are not Handmaids, and we need a lot of cheerful culture to balance out the darkness.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET/WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Our Kickstarter for Mother of Invention is Complete: it's the end but the moment has been prepared for.

Nnedi Okorafor’s amazing African dystopian novel Who Fears Death to be adapted for HBO, produced by GRRM. (and you thought The Handmaid's Tale was hardcore viewing...) Radio National Books program Alisa listened to - discussing The Wanderers & the horrible phenomenon of mainstream literary snobbery around science fiction.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: The Handmaid’s Tale, Star Trek DS9 Seasons 1-5, Orphan Black S5 eps 1-5 Some Handmaid links: SBS Streaming Ad Placement Almost as Brutal As Gilead The Handmaid's Tale in the Monthly by Elle Hardy Margaret Atwood herself on Handmaid in the Age of Trump

Tansy: Reign Season 2; Bearly a Lady, Cassandra Khaw; The Dragon with A Chocolate Heart, Stephanie Burgis

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Episode 169: 28 June 2017

photo credit: Paul Weimer

In Which Alex & Tansy talk awards, culture & promote each other's projects. Continuum & the Ditmars. Locus Awards: so many winners. Mother of Invention: last day of Tansy's Kickstarter campaign! Last chance to pledge!

Luminescent Threads pre-orders open now.

The Book Riot review/interview is here!

Avid Bookshop vs. Trolls

How has Twelfth Planet Press has impacted on our listeners?

Email galacticsuburbia@gmail.com to provide us with your anecdata!

CULTURE CONSUMED

Tansy: GLOW on Netflix

Alex: InCryptid short stories, Seanan McGuire

Tansy: One Con Glory, Sarah Kuhn

Alex: The Girl who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne Valente

Tansy: Not Your Sidekick, C.B. Lee; Star Crossed by Barbara Dee

Alex: Agents of SHIELD

Tansy: Valentine, Jodi McAlister (@JodiMcA & #PaceysCreek on Twitter)

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In which we Continuum all the Continuum! Our live podcast, recorded on the afternoon of June 11 2016, with us still buzzing, inspired and surrounded by cake. Alex has a travel announcement. Alisa is knitting.

Continuum 13! We were there!

Seanan McGuire's Guest of Honour Hour

Likhain's GOH speech on YouTube & written version. (we hadn't seen this when we recorded so don't mention it in the episode but PLEASE read/watch it.

Rivqa Rafael's Continuum tweets Storified.

Mother of Invention: our campaign is past $11,000 and still going!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Hidden Figures; The Happy Place; Disney on Ice: Frozen

Tansy: Heathers: The Musical/Heathers, Wonder Woman

Alex: Wonder Woman; Hugo reading: Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee; All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders; That Game We Played During the War, Carrie Vaughn;

Q&A: we answer your questions & take on your conversation topics.

Thanks SO MUCH to our darling audience, who filled our seats, howled when we needed you to, came up with questions, and stayed blissfully quiet the rest of the time. If you hear a moment of odd, no-context-provided hilarity, just assume something funny has happened involving one of the Galactic Suburbia Gentleman's Auxilary, or that someone is gesturing with cake.

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Episode 167: 24 May 2017

In which we launch new projects and Discover a new/old love for Star Trek. Bet you didn't know how much we love Star Trek.

What's new on the internet?

Nebula Weekend means awards and other announcements!

Tansy announces the impending Kickstarter for Mother of Invention: A speculative fiction anthology of diverse, challenging stories about gender & artificial intelligence.

Alex reveals the cover of Luminescent Threads, the new book about Octavia Butler coming soon from Twelfth Planet Press.

Continuum Preview! Check out the program, because we're all over it. The whole GalSub team will be at Melbourne for this year's Continuum -- if you're planning to be there, block off three hours for our Galactic Suburbia-and-Twelfth Planet Press extravaganza including a fundraising bake sale and a pre-launch party for Luminescent Threads. (It's like a baby shower but for a book, and you don't have to bring gifts)

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Santa Clarita Diet S1; Anne with an E; Luminescent Threads edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal, Twin Peaks.

Alex: Moana; Doctor Strange; Arrow; For the Love of Spock; Silent Invasion, James Bradley

Tansy: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief; The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells; The Sarah Jane Adventures (check out Tansy's appearance on the Sarah Jane themed Splendid Chaps here)

All of us: Star Trek Discovery Trailer! We have a lot of feels.

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Episode 166: 3 May 2017

In which we debate the all important question, how much zombie vomit is too much zombie vomit?

WHAT'S NEW ON THE INTERNET

Clarke Award Shortlist

The End of Tropes Vs Women

Sleeping With Monsters

Book coming soon!

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: Rogue One, Santa Clarita Diet

Tansy: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Beauty & the Beast, Legion Ep 1, “Making the Magic Lightning Strike Me,” John Chu in Uncanny Magazine

Alex: The Dark Forest, Cixin Liu; Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff; The Glass Universe, Dava Sobel; other people’s culture consumed (Asher, Kathryn, Meredith)

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GalacticSlacks

A Very Special Galactic Suburbia Announcement.

We're doing a thing for our Patreon supporters!

You're the first to hear about it!

Our Galactic Suburbia Podcast Patreon.

Alisa's Champagne & Socks crafting podcast (the champagne is metaphorical) (Patreon to be launched shortly)

Alex's Acts of Kitchen foodie & cooking podcast and Patreon

Tansy's Sheep Might Fly fiction podcast and Patreon

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Episode 165: 19 April 2017

In which we feed our feedback back to you, with a side order of cheesecake!

WHAT'S NEW ON THE INTERNET

Aurealis Award winners announced. Ditmar prelim ballot

FEEDBACK:

Flea’s YouTube channel

Books mentioned in feedback: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Roller Girl

The Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook

Joy of Cooking Amanda Downum’s Necromancer Chronicles

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: S-Town; Sharp Edge, Marianne Delacourt

Alex: Babylon’s Ashes, James SA Corey; Harry Potter; Samovar

Tansy: Harry Potter + fanfic, Drop Dead Fred

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Episode 164: 5 April 2017

In which Galactic Suburbia becomes a five-time Hugo nominated podcast...

WHAT'S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

Hugo shortlist Also

the Nommo shortlist (from the African Speculative Fiction Society)

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: The 45th; S-Town; Sea Swept, Nora Roberts

Tansy: Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks; Buffy rewatch

Alex: New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson; the Ancillary series, Ann Leckie; season 2 and most of 3 of Person of Interest; Last Cab to Darwin

 

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Episode 163: 22 March 2017

In which Alisa reads us all under the table (again) and the women of SFF are anything but Humble.

What's New on the Internet?

Cheesecake can be cake if it wants to be cake. Especially if you do not belong to a pie nation. Also, pies need lids or they're not trying hard enough.

GUFF race (until 17 April)

Paul Weimer is the DUFF candidate, hooray!

Women of SFF Humble Bundle - get this amazing bunch of SFF books now, only a couple of days to go!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell; Too Sharp, Marianne Delacourt; Missing Richard Simmons

Tansy: Dreadnought, by April Daniels, Mad Money, Iron Fist

Alex: Hawk and Fisher, Simon R Green; The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross; Logan; The Abyss;

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Episode 162: 8 March 2017

In which we are seven years old!

Get yourself some delicious cake and settle down to our International Women's Day episode.

What's New on the Internet?

Post-mortem on the first Octavia Butler book club hosted by Twelfth Planet Press! We had such a great time talking about Wild Seed. Next up: Fledgling on April 2 2017.

Aurealis Awards shortlist is out.

Locus Recommended Reading List

CULTURE CONSUMED: REPEAT THE TITLE OF YOUR CULTURE

Alisa: Ken Liu; Women of Letters; The Arrival; Canberry; Courtney Milan - Trade Me & Hold Me.

Alex: Because You’ll Never Meet Me, and Nowhere Near You, Leah Thomas; more Bujold; Cooked (Netflix, 4 parts)

Tansy: Younger, Hidden Figures, shout out for Kickstarter campaign for new card game featuring the art of Tania Walker: The Lady & the Tiger.

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In which Alex & Tansy consume bucketloads of culture and explain what all those fan fund letters really mean. This is an educational podcast!

What's new on the internet?

GUFF race (until 1 April)

DUFF race (until 10 March)

CULTURE CONSUMED

Tansy: Pantomime by Laura Lam,

Alex: lots of the Vorkosigan saga, Lois McMaster Bujold

Tansy: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child,

Alex:Obelisk Gate, NK Jemisin;

Tansy:Passing Strange by Ellen Klages,

Alex:Bright Air Black, David Vann;

Tansy:Dr Strange

Alex:My Real Children, Jo Walton

Tansy:Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

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In which the world is on fire but we're still reading...

WHAT'S NEW ON THE INTERNET

Teen Vogue as tool of the revolution - why we shouldn't be surprised.

Problem Daughters: check out this fantastic crowdfunding project for intersectional feminist stories.

GUFF race (until 1 April)

DUFF race (until 10 March)

Help support these fan funds! Alisa & Alex are hoping to go to Helsinki this year, while friend of the podcast Paul Weimer is hoping to come to Melbourne.

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: Nora Roberts (Bride Quartet); Fangirl Happy Hour; Please Like Me; Travelers; Frequency; Designated Survivor; Younger

Alex: Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Talents, Fledgling, and Dawn, Octavia Butler; River of Teeth, Sarah Gailey; Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities, Bettany Hughes

Tansy: Acts of Kitchen; Wicked (local performance); Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn; Ladycastle, Deliah S Dawson (writing) & Ashley A Woods (art); Unstoppable Wasp; Hawkeye; Moana (film & soundtrack), Buffy rewatch check in. Tansy's new literary gift shop business: Alice & Austen Also, Tansy has a story in the latest issue of Uncanny Magazine: Some Cupids Kill With Arrows.

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class-cast Alex and Tansy pull apart the recent school-set Doctor Who spin off TV show Class, with its YA tropes, teen diversity, squicky alien creatures and fascinating parent-kid dynamics. But mostly we rave about the awesomeness of Quill. Because she is the best.

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Happy New Year edition!

One last episode before we squeak into 2017. In which we sum up a year of culture consumed and other interests, and mourn the recently departed.

WHAT'S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

Carrie Fisher

George Michael

Richard Adams

Vera Rubin

(note: we recorded this ep before the death of Debbie Reynolds was reported)

CULTURE CONSUMED IN 2016:

Tansy: Rogue One

Alisa: Operation Apocalypse Plan (books mentioned: Will McIntosh’s Soft Apocalypse as a guide to the probable future, Defying Doomsday)

Alex: The Arrival

Tansy: Hurricane Heels by Isabel Yap (& Buffy rewatch with daughter, because this is what 11 yr olds are for)

Alisa: PhD & Jamberry

Alex: The Expanse

Tansy: Check Please fandom & Yuri on Ice

Alisa: Paleo Cinema Podcast

Alex: Octavia Butler Link to call for Letters to Butler

Tansy -- 2016 culture round ups in Smugglivus & Ambling Down the Aqueduct

 

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isaac-asimovs-science-fiction-magazine-june-1984-aIn which parasites are creepy, pregnancy is body horror, and consent is important!

Get comfy and listen to Alex & Tansy's discussion of Octavia Butler's "Bloodchild" and her essay "Positive Obsessions," both available in the Bloodchild & Other Stories collection (plus Bloodchild is available as a single story digitally).

Don’t forget: submissions for the Octavia Butler tribute anthology are due on Jan 8! See Submissions for details.

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