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News Shirley Jackson nominees http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/sja_2009_nominees.php

New Aqueduct Line to be released at Wiscon http://aqueductpress.blogspot.com/2010/04/heirloom-books-to-launch-at-wiscon.html

Locus shortlist - http://www.locusmag.com/News/2010/04/locus-awards-finalists.html

http://oldcharliebrown.livejournal.com/321727.html People of the Book (Am ha-Sefer) A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy Edited by Rachel Swirsky and Sean Wallace
Introduction by Ann VanderMeer

Twelfth Planet Press Mother's Day Sale - and watch this space for the upcoming TPP fiction podcast, on alternating weeks to Galactic Suburbia http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/web-store

Feedback http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc54x2Bacxw _ Gene's feedback on fanzines, e-readers, and Galactic Suburbia in general.

What have we been reading? Alex: Octavia Butler, Adulthood Rites; Libba Bray, Going Bovine; David Eddings, The Diamond Throne; Terry Pratchett, Making Money; China Mieville, The City and The City Alisa: Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer; Fables. Tansy: The Tale of the Imaginary Detective by Karen Joy Fowler, Gladiatrix by Rhonda Roberts, The Guild comic #1

What have we been listening to? Tansy: Blake's 7 audio plays - http://www.blakes7.com/ Terry Frost's PaleoCinema - http://paleo-cinema.blogspot.com/

Pet Subject: Gender disparity in Aust SF single author collections http://girliejones.livejournal.com/1580113.html

Haven't heard of as many as the female authors, males seem far more likely to self publish, no female flash collections. Publisher more likely to take a risk on a male author's collection?

Been really hard to gather information to complete this research - even had Peter Cobcroft do a search for me at NLA and all i have discovered is that the meta data is not entered well enough to do this easily.

Listeners, please comment to the above blog post to add more works from either gender to the current list because I know it can't be complete.

Also interesting comment by Rob Hood about early Australian writers and the idea that Henry Lawson et al is where Aus specfic has grown from - the Australian Gothic - do we agree?

Are female writers more likely to get YA collections published, or have collections labelled as YA. And are they less likely to be considered as part of the "zeitgeist"

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