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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.

News

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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In which we talk trolling, internet pile-ons and Twittiquette (it's a word, right?) as well as Weird Tales, Analog, heavy metal, straight white YA dystopias and (this may shock you) Joanna Russ.

News

Announcing the brand new Last Short Story podcast starring (so far) Jonathan and Mondy.

Tansy visits the Panel 2 Panel podcast to talk about comics with Kitty.

TPP event at Melbourne Writers Festival and Alisa's Woman Achievers Award Alisa's report and Jason Nahrung's report.

The Weird tales dramah: Round up of links Jeff VanderMeer's take on it.

In happier news, Ann VanderMeer now editing at Tor.com

Stanley Schmidt steps down from Analog

When authors go bad (on social media) and reviewers get burned.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Glory in Death J D Robb; trying to read Matched by Ally Condie, Outer Alliance podcast on the lack of queerness in YA dystopias

Tansy: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; What Women Want by Nelly Thomas; Big Finish Audio - Invaders From Mars by Mark Gatiss & The Chimes of Midnight by Robert Shearman (2002)

Alex: Metal Evolution; We Who Are About to..., Joanna Russ; CSZ special on Joanna Russ; The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Zachary Mason

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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!

News

World Fantasy ballot released. Mythopoeic Awards include Delia Sherman and Lisa Goldstein

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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In which we discuss gender at the Olympics and sexual harassment policies at conventions, fight about whether we should read the comments, and Alisa reads more novels than Alex & Tansy PUT TOGETHER.

NEWS:

Readercon harassment discussion: Masterlist & timeline of links Cheryl looks at the practical side of developing harassment policies for conventions

Translation awards winners

Travel Fund Mark II sends two Swedish authors to WFC.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood, Naked in Death by J D Robb

Alex: Stargate Universe season 1; Ashes to Ashes season 3; Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M Valente; Birds of Prey: Death of Oracle

Tansy: X-Men S.W.O.R.D No Time To Breathe; Uncanny X-Men: Dark Phoenix (The Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection, not Marvel Masterworks as I said in the podcast, worth also noting that the US are more than 20 issues ahead of Australia); Besieged, Rowena Cory Daniells

For next episode: send us your favourite examples of sport in SFF.

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In which we talk Smurfette, gender bias on Wikipedia, Redshirts, Regency magic and Captain Marvel. Also, Tansy turns the microphone off a lot so you can't hear her sneezing. You have much to thank her for.

News

Shirley Jacksons! Winners announced.

A new Sleeps With Monsters column by Liz Burke: The Smurfette Principle - We Can Do Better

How Kate Middleton's wedding gown reveals the gender bias in the Wikipedia system.

Journey Planet Issue 13 - specifically special section on gender parity for con panels including our own Alisa

The ComicCon Batgirl returned to SDCC this year, asking DC Comics about why Stephanie Brown has been removed from the Smallville comics.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Redshirts by John Scalzi (read by Wil Wheaton)

Tansy: The Truth by Terry Pratchett (read by Stephen Briggs), Sherlock Holmes The Final Problem/The Empty House (Big Finish Productions), Captain Marvel & The Avenging Spider-Man #9 by Kelly Sue DeConnick Alex: The Secret History of Moscow, Ekaterina Sedia; Salvage, Jason Nahrung; Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal

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In which we look at the politics of female author portraits, why you shouldn't tweet celebrities about their alleged irrelevance, and start thinking about what we're going to vote for in the Hugo's

News Women in SF & Fantasy in Australian media - the article is a month old, but still relevant!

WA Premier’s Book Awards Shortlist announced and Penni Russon is on it!

Top 10 list of the greatest female SF/fantasy authors ‘of all time’ - do you agree?

Tansy's Pinterest board of portraits of "Lady Novelists"

It’s Not Wise to Be A Jerk to Felicia Day

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: Schismatrix Plus, Bruce Sterling; Embassytown, China Mieville; Snow White and the Huntsman; Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth; Diamond Eyes, AA Bell

Tansy: Salvage, by Jason Nahrung; Medea, Kerry Greenwood; Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold; Ame-Comi Wonder Woman & Batgirl; Silk Spectre #1 by Darwyn Cook & Amanda Conner; The Invincible Iron Man, Matt Fraction

Alisa: Blackout, Mira Grant

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[photo: Stella Miles Franklin, older and more characterful than we usually see her in images]

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In which Alisa and Alex bravely confront the realities of podcasting without Tansy, and come up rather short... (ha!)

Convention Highlights

Alex’s blog & con report roundup

Embiggen Podcast (hang around after we stop talking to hear it!)

Chronos, Ditmar, etc: the Aussie winners

Other news

Locus Awards: more winners

Women in SF & Fantasy in Australian media - check out the article quoting several Australian spec fic writers & editors

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: Prometheus; Ishtar (Kaaron Warren, Deb Biancotti, Cat Sparks).

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[Photo Credit: Cat Sparx - Kirstyn and Mondy enjoying the convention!]

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In collaboration with Writer and the Critic, we are delighted to present a special podcast dedicated to the critically acclaimed Twelve Planets series of short story collections and recorded live at the beautiful Embiggen Books in Melbourne.

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In which we report live and punchy (not enough sleep to be sassy) from Day 2 of Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, Natcon 2012 in Melbourne Australia.

NEWS The Con so far: panels, parties, yarn and cupcakes...

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Deadline by Mira Grant

Alex: Game of Thrones s1; Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; The Courier’s New Bicycle, Kim Westwood (YES ALRIGHT AT LAST)

Tansy: Timeless by Gail Carriger, Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan

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[Photo credit: Cat Sparks]

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In which we celebrate our 60th episode and Peter MacNamara Award for Excellence win with cake, yarn and superheroes. For best results, consume this podcast with fabulous cake and/or sock yarn.

News

Nebula Awards

Aurealis Awards: Sturgeon shortlist

2012 Mythopoeic Awards

Women, Men and Social Media

50% female speakers at a tech conference and how it was done

The Hugo Packet is released

Kirstyn examines her 23 year old self through the lens of her current feminist self.

Marvel Comics follows Archie’s lead with a gay marriage between Northstar and Kyle: the news was launched by Whoopi Goldberg on The View.

Chicks Unravel Time announced from Mad Norwegian Press and Tansy is in it

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: The Monster, Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Troubletwisters #2); Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess, Phil and Kaia Foglio; Birds of Prey: Dead of Winter; Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian

Tansy: Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire, Made in Dagenham

Alisa: Black Heart by Holly Black; The Avengers movie

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In which the boob window is explained. Don't say we're not educational!

News

Drink Tank loves us! Download their Hugo shortlist commentary here.

Mondy loves us too! He makes us go awww.

James Tiptree Jr finally in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and about time too.

Talking to Alistair Reynolds: he refutes the idea that science fiction has a limited number of plots

Locus Award Finalists

Clarke Award

Women in (Japanese) Comics: Cheryl Morgan reports; Anime News Network Some kickstarter stuff: Feminist Historical Anthology from Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Scalzi on Amanda Palmer and how she worked hard for 10 years to get her "overnight success"

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: We Wuz Pushed by Brit Mandelo Alex: Castles Made of Sand, Gwyneth Jones; Captain America; The Avengers; Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix Tansy: A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix; The Avengers; Earth 2 & World’s Finest; Ishtar

Tansy's Note: "I do not mourn the boob window" is a classic line that should be long remembered and oft repeated - but Cheryl Morgan said it first! I only steal from the best...

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In which we pore over the Ditmar ballot, Alex makes Tansy squirm about her nominations, Alisa makes Alex say 'sexytimes' more than once, and we take on the hard-hitting issues of the day: plagiarism, pirates and mommy porn.

News Ditmar shortlist

Shirley Jackson shortlist featuring Deborah B

Stephenie Meyer moves into film production and who can blame her?

Story Siren & Plagiarism: Smart Bitches presents the story. Kristi's apology.

MindMeld looks at great SF reads for teenage girls. But what KIND of teenage girls?

What Culture Have we Consumed? Alisa: Feed by Mira Grant Alex: By Light Alone, Adam Roberts; Lathe of Heaven, Ursula le Guin; In the Mouth of the Whale, Paul McAuley; Among Others, Jo Walton; Tansy: Womanthology, The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Feedback: Fifty Shades of Grey

Interview with the author

Mommy porn

COMPETITION - SHOWTIME - What’s your favourite vampire?

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In which this Hugo nominated podcast is Hugo nominated and discusses the Hugo nominations while being Hugo nominated. Also, the internet is full of things. Some of those things discuss gender, feminism and equality, some have wide ranging implications for the future of SF awards, and some of them are nominated for Hugos.

HUUUUUUUUUGO SHORTLIST

Charles A Tan reviews the Fancast category

Hunger Games Hunger Games Hunger Games

Build up to make a hit The reviews are in: Topless Robot Forbes Our Alisa

But in the real world, the character Katniss Everdeen faces an even greater challenge: Proving that pop culture will embrace a heroine capable of holding her own with the big boys. It’s a battle fought on two fronts. First, The Hunger Games must bring in the kind of box office numbers that prove to Hollywood that a film led by a young female heroine who’s not cast as a sex symbol can bring in audiences. And second, for Katniss to truly triumph, she must embody the type of female heroine — smart, tough, compassionate — that has been sorely lacking in the popular culture landscape for so very long.

The Clarke Award Shortlist: Christopher Priest's original post Cat Valente responds: “Because let’s be honest, I couldn’t get away with it. If I posted that shit? I’d never hear the end of what a bitch I am.” And further she responds

Outer Alliance discussion on Gay YA Dystopia & Paolo Bacigalupi

Qld Premier cancels Premiers Literary Award “Before the election, the LNP pledged to cut government "waste" as part of its efforts to offer cost-of-living relief to Queenslanders.” Response of Queensland Writers Centre The Fake Geek Girl at the Mary Sue

Eisner Award shortlist

Kate Elliott on the portrayal of women in pain & fear

Ashley Judd on the media’s attitude to women and their bodies

Valente on the war against women in the real world

Philip K Dick Award

Chronos Award Ballot

Tehani on Aurealis Awards stats, gender

BSFA stuff - Actual winners

The first post that raised the problems with the ceremony.

A response (there for historical sake, though I think since at least partly recanted)

how the Tweets saw it

Cheryl’s take

EDIT: Since recording, the BSFA have issued a full and unreserved apology, along with an explanation of why it took them so long to respond.  That's how to do it, folks!

Jim Hines works through his privileged dumbassery Kirstyn McDermott works through whether her feminism is good enough

Vote for Sean the Blogonaut for NAFF

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett; Showtime, Narrelle M Harris, Woman on the Edge of Time, Marge Piercy; 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson; The State of the Art, Iain M Banks

Tansy: So Silver Bright, Lisa Mantchev; Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis; Cold Magic, Kate Elliott

Alisa: The Hunger Games (movie and books), The Readers (podcast)

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If you're just joining us, and want to try out Galactic Suburbia for the first time, here are the top episodes that we think represent the best of 2011.

Episode 32: 11 May 2011 In which we bid farewell to Joanna Russ, talk e-publishing (again) and Alisa reads a real live actual book. With bonus raving about Doctor Who and Alistair Reynolds - in other words, another episode of Galactic Suburbia.

Episode 36: Spoilerific Book Club: Joanna Russ Featuring: "How To Suppress Women's Writing," by Joanna Russ; "The Female Man," by Joanna Russ and "When it Changed," by Joanna Russ

Episode 47: 24 November 2011 In which we bid farewell to the queen of dragons, squee about 48 years of Doctor Who, dissect the negative associations with "girly" fandoms such as Twilight, and find some new favourites in our reading pile.

Or if you're feeling adventurous, you can check out our entire 2011 catalogue of episodes! Thanks to our silent producer for gathering those links.

Summary of 2011

Here are summaries of Galactic Suburbia's episodes from 2011, with links:

Episode 23: 5 January 2011 In which we greet a brand new year with discussion about digital media, awards, books, feminism, feedback, more books, anti-heroes, gender roles and take a look at what to look forward to in 2011.

Episode 24: 19 January 2011 In which we flit over the first shortlist of the year and some charitable links, sweep though a fortnight of culture consumed, and then leap with both feet into the pet subject of Inside Indie Press.

Episode 25: 2 February 2011 In which we hit and run the Locus Recommended Reading List, tackle e-books and piracy, and delve into the knotty issue of religion in science fiction.

Episode 26: 23 February 2011 In which Tansy and Alex soldier on womanfully without their lost comrade, to catch up on three weeks of publishing news, the Nebulas, books, books, and more books, and tackle the crunchy pet subject of Australian SFF Publishing in its entirety: how do Australian specfic readers get their books?  Who publishes them and how do we buy them?

Episode 27: 9 March 2011 In which there is cake, cake and more cake - we discuss the year that was Galactic Suburbia One, authorial in crowds, gender bias, and announce our exciting new project.

Episode 28: 22 March 2011 In which we keep celebrating our birthday, take in the Lambdas and the Tiptree, and did we mention there are Galactic Suburbia T-SHIRTS now???

Episode 29: 6 April 2011 In which we rant about feminist issues and gender disparity (are you shocked?), Alisa proclaims the death of bookstores and publishing, we look at branding and internet dramah, plus a million zillion award shortlists, TANSY BEING A TIPTREE JUDGE, a Swancon preview, and... um.  It’s a bit long. But full of crunchy Galactic Suburbian goodness.

Episode 30: 24 April 2011 Swancon 36 Edition In which we talk convention gossip, awards, go through piles and piles of reading for Tansy and Alex, while Alisa patiently explains her position on ebooks.

Episode 31: 27 April 2011 In which we do a quick (ha) awards round up and squee about the Swancon that was.

Episode 32: 11 May 2011 In which we bid farewell to Joanna Russ, talk e-publishing (again) and Alisa reads a real live actual book.  With bonus raving about Doctor Who and Alistair Reynolds - in other words, another episode of Galactic Suburbia.

Episode 33: 26 May 2011 In which we wax lyrical about awards, short stories and the love of reading.  Because it’s that time of year!

Episode 34: 8 June 2011 In which we surf the wave of feminist SF news that has deluged the internet this fortnight, plus Margaret Brundage, why YA books are allowed to be as dark as they want to be, the Tiptree Award, Connie Willis, were-thylacines, Ted Chiang and Alex finally discovers Bujold...

Episode 35: 23 June 2011 In which “best” becomes “superior,” Pottermore is Pottermeh, one of us wins all the awards, and we visit/revisit classic non-hard works of SF and Fantasy by Bujold, Willis and Pratchett (with bonus Russian fairytales by Valente).

Episode 36: Spoilerific Book Club: Joanna Russ Featuring: "How To Suppress Women's Writing," by Joanna Russ; "The Female Man," by Joanna Russ and "When it Changed," by Joanna Russ

Episode 37: 21 July 2011 In which we discuss the SF Gateway and some great additions to the Women in SF conversation, Alex eats all the Bujold in one bite, and Alisa’s puppy does his very best to oppress us.

Episode 38: 5 August 2011 In which none of your fearless podcasters are impregnated by mysterious aliens for the duration of a single episode, nor do any of us experience a rapidly accelerated pregnancy or give birth to an otherworldly demon/alien/vampire. Also: Batgirl, Bujold and a cranky feminist rant or two.

Episode 39: 18 August 2011 In which we defend Mary Sues everywhere, point at superheroes with their pants down, plan a Hugo Twitterparti and reveal which of the three of us is secretly a hardcore horror fan. But most importantly, Alex is watching Blake's 7 completely unspoiled and she loves Avon the best, hooray!

Episode 40: 1 September 2011 In which we hug the Hugos, plug the Stella, lament the loss of the Weird Tales team, and contemplate (briefly) our podcasterly mid-life crisis. Alex delves into the wonderful world of classic cyberpunk, and Tansy demands to know why on earth Alisa is still watching Doctor Who if she doesn’t actually like it?

Episode 41: 6 September 2011 Spoilerific Book Club: Hunger Games It's the trilogy that put dystopia into YA and not only kicked Harry Potter and Twilight off the bestseller charts, but also shot them between the eyes with a crossbow.  While they were stung by wasps. Tansy and Alisa are spoiling the hell out of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins.  Listener beware, the first rule about the Spoilerific Book Club is... WE SPOIL STUFF. Please only listen to this podcast if you have read the books in question, plan never to read the books in question, or really truly don't mind spoilers.  Also, towards the end, we get pretty spoilery about Harry Potter too.  It's relevant!  Mostly.

Episode 42: 14 September 2011 In which we discuss Orson Scott Card's Hamlet, the agent who said no way to gay YA, Tansy's Blake's 7 dolls, the superhero who fights with her hair, and Alisa works through her issues with Doctor Who.

Episode 43: 29 September 2011 In which Alisa and Tansy look at crimes against superheroines in the DC Universe, the good and the bad of the companions' journeys in Doctor Who, and why we love Olivia Dunham and her gun. We also plug our own books (yes really!), Tansy is still reading comics, and Alisa confesses that e-books have broken her brain. No, seriously, she's broken now.

Episode 44: 13 October 2011 In which we fight crime, rail against derailing and read a million books.

Episode 45: 27 October 2011 In which Alex and Tansy wax lyrical about Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (despite knowing next to nothing about it), welcome the new Apex overlord Lynne Thomas, celebrate the twin dawns of All Hallows Read and Nanowrimo, and embark upon an epic marathon of Culture Consumed.

Episode 46: 10 November 2011 In which we celebrate the World Fantasy Awards, take on the Kickstarter phenomenon and why people like to support authors/artists directly, Alex is betrayed by Isobelle Carmody, Alisa still can’t finish Tansy’s novel, and we indulge in a feedback frenzy.

Episode 47: 24 November 2011 In which we bid farewell to the queen of dragons, squee about 48 years of Doctor Who, dissect the negative associations with "girly" fandoms such as Twilight, and find some new favourites in our reading pile.

Episode 48: 8 December 2011 In which we save the Tasmanian Devils, take on the Classics, review cars, discover that toy fandom exists, plan to read LOTS of Australian women writers, and Wonder Woman still doesn't have pants.

Episode 49: 20 December 2011 Spoilerific Book Club: Yarn by Jon Armstrong Welcome to Galactic Suburbia’s spoilerific book club for 20 December, 2011. This time we’re tackling Yarn, by Jon Armstrong. It is totally full of spoilers. Please only listen to this podcast if you’ve read the book, plan never to read the book, or really and truly don’t mind spoilers.

In which Alex falls by the wayside and Alisa & Tansy soldier on to talk about awards, Connie Willis, Tina Fey and Chicks Digging Comics. And more comics.

News The Galactic Suburbia Award has landed.

Manfire: the latest exploration of genderbending comics protest through artwork

Ditmar nominations open (wiki with things eligible; how to nominate)

Cool comment about understanding Aussie fiction awards from outside our country.

Aurealis Awards nominees: press release

Brit Mandelo new Strange Horizons fiction editor

Pinterest for Galactic Suburbia! Thanks, Celia

Swancon Program is out - Perth SF convention this Easter.

Tansy's Creature Court books (Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts) are now available on the Kindle internationally! Should be available on other platforms too - iBookstore etc. If you see them for sale somewhere in your country please let us know. Fly, my pretties, fly!

What Culture Have we Consumed? Alisa: All About Emily, Connie Willis; Bossypants, Tina Fey; Hunger Games Movie Tansy: Astonishing X-Men, Joss Whedon & John Cassaday; Saucer Country by Paul Cornell, Chicks Dig Comics, edited by Lynne M Thomas & Sigrid Ellis.

We'll be giving away a copy of Beyond Binary, edited by Brit Mandelo (and featuring a Tansy story). Tweet us with the name of your favourite queer/genderqueer/QLTBG character in SF or fantasy to be in the draw!

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