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Episode 31: 27 April 2011

In which we do a quick (ha) awards round up and squee about the Swancon that was.


We wanted you to read this review and be appalled http://www3.chizine.com/engines_of_desire.htm An issue to be addressed that we want more women reviewed … but not like that. (but then they edited the review out from under us, so you can be appalled by that instead)

Hugo nominees -http://www.locusmag.com/News/2011/04/2011-hugo-and-campbell-awards-nominees/

Ditmar winners - http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp/2011/04/27/ditmars-and-ducks/

Wanted to draw attention to when Tansy won the Atheling and Grant Stone as MC said she was the first woman (invisibility of women)

1979 - Susan Wood, "Women and Science Fiction", Algol 33, 1978 2007 - Justine Larbalestier for Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century 2009 - Kim Wilkins, for “Popular genres and the Australian literary community: the case of fantasy fiction” 2010 - Helen Merrick for The Secret Feminist Cabal: a cultural history of science fiction feminisms (Aqueduct Press)

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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.


Recorded Live from Swancon! http://2011.swancon.com.au/about/


Shirley Jackson nominees http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/sja_2010_nominees.php

PK Dick http://www.locusmag.com/News/2011/04/2010pkd/

BSFA http://www.sfsite.com/news/2011/04/23/bsfa-winners-2/

SF Hall of Fame http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/04/2011-sf-hall-of-fame-inductees/

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: Kraken, China Mieville (http://randomalex.net/2011/03/29/wave-your-tentacles-in-the-air/); Doomsday Book, Connie Willis (http://randomalex.net/2011/04/02/doomsday-book-the-sf-and-the-medieval/); Contact (the movie), Mappa Mundi, Justina Robson; Brasyl, Ian McDonald (http://randomalex.net/2011/04/15/this-time-its-brasyl/) ; Nightsiders, Sue Isle (http://aussiespecficinfocus.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/nightsiders/)

Tansy: The Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare, The Last Stormlord by Glenda Larke, Fun Home & Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel, [http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/clockwork-rocks-and-a-tragicomic/] Tales of the Tower: the Wilful Eye edited by Isobelle Carmody & Nan McNab, especially “Catastrophic Disruption of the Head” by Margo Lanagan, Nightsiders (twelve planets 1) by Sue Isle.

Pet Subject: Indie Press: Alisa talks Ebooks!

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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.


Diana Wynne Jones passed away http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/diana-wynne-jones-tributes-and-memories/

Shaun Tan wins the Astrid Lindgren Award http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/2011/mar/29/shaun-tan-astrid-lindgren-prize?CMP=twt_gu http://www.shauntan.net/news1.html

Carol Emshwiller’s 90th birthday celebrations http://carolemshwillerproject.blogspot.com/

25 A&R franchises in Australia go indie http://www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au/articles/2011/04/19359/

Strange Horizons - dealing with the low numbers of female reviewers http://www.strangehorizons.com/blog/2011/03/a_few_good_women_a_call_for_re.shtml

The Age on the poor numbers of women’s work being reviewed (in the literary “mainstream”) http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/womens-writing--fights-for-attention-20110401-1cpjg.html and coverage of a panel on the gender disparity, again in literary mainstream http://blogs.radionational.net.au/bookshow/?p=1275

Prometheus Awards nominees, from the Libertarian Futurist Society: http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?p=4065

Running Press, Tricia Telep and Jessica Verday http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2011/04/essay-clarifying-issue-of-wicked-pretty.html http://blog.outeralliance.org/archives/791 http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20110404/46703-the-misinformation-age-what-happens-when-a-headline-goes-viral.html

TANSY BECOMES A TIPTREE JUDGE!! http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/tiptree/

Aurealis Awards: www.aurealisawards.com/finalists2010.pdf Ditmars: http://2011.swancon.com.au/2011/03/natcon-fifty-ditmar-awards/ Tin Ducks: http://2011.swancon.com.au/tin-duck-awards/ Chronos Awards: http://arcadiagt5.livejournal.com/362522.html

Livejournal not so live this week - AK has existential crisis about blogging & identity.

Feedback Aishwarya, Kaia, Adam

Competition winners!

Swancon Preview Maybe each of us could pick some things off the program we’re excited about? http://2011.swancon.com.au/swancon-thirty-six-natcon-fifty-full-program/

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