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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.


RIP Anne McCaffrey i09 obituary Charles Tan rounds up a bunch of tributes

48th anniversary of Doctor Who! Tansy says it with pictures

Weirdfictionreview.com - a website devoted to The Weird and created by Luis Rodrigues. The project is the brainchild of editing-writing team Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Critiquing the Bigotry of Twilight-haters, not the same thing as defending Twilight

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Sarah Rees Brennan

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Announcing the Galactic Suburbia Award - we don't know what it is yet either but we're figuring it out! Send emails/tweets to make suggestions. What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: The Steel Remains, Richard Morgan; Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth; "The Glass Gear" in Valente's Omikuji Project; also watched Thor.

Tansy: Batman (1989); All Men of Genius, Lev A.C. Rosen; God's War, Kameron Hurley. Comics: Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman (abandoned); Batgirl the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Alisa: Once Upon a Time; The Courier's New Bicycle, by Kim Westwood

Note: the post we discuss which looks at the believability of the war in God's War by Kameron Hurley was in fact not written by Cheryl Morgan, but by Farah Mendlesohn. Which explains why I wasn't able to find it on Google last night. Thanks to Cheryl for correcting my confusion and my apologies to Farah.  (Tansy quietly headdesks to self)

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