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Welcome to a not quite Galactic Suburbia spoilerific. While Galactic Suburbia is usually the Australian podcast of speculative fiction books, publishing news and chat, this episode is a bit different. Firstly, it’s a spoilerific: we’re going to be talking about the TV show Counterpart, so if you haven’t seen it be warned that we will well and truly spoil it here. Secondly, this is an unusual episode because although this is Alex, from Melbourne, joining me is…

Liz from Melbourne

squiddishly.net

@_lizbarr on Twitter

The order of the cast on IMDB:

Howard Silk

Emily Burton Silk

Ian

Peter Quayle

Claire

Baldwin

Aldrich

Alexander Pope

Thoughts on the plot:

Berlin

Parallels (people, pairings, with their others and each other)

Likelihood/necessity of a second season

Management

 

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You are not technically prohibited from listening to this podcast, but beware the ingrained biases and inequities in our society which might still prevent you from doing so...

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

#fallforbooksmugglers on Instagram

Tansy: Halloween is Not a Verb available for pre-order! Drops on Halloween.

TPP Novellas announced: Merry Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts Marry Me, Mischa McPhee by Kate Gordon

JOANNA RUSS BOOK CLUB: How to Suppress Women’s Writing:

Chapter 1, Prohibitions Time stamp: 20:25 to 54:00

Next episode: read Chapters 2 + 3

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: Mars; Netizens; The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal; Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe.

Tansy: Check Please #1 Hockey; Teen Titans Go, The Muppets, The Orville, Wellington Paranormal

 

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What's a Glottolog, you ask, and what does it have in common with a llama? Galactic Suburbia tells you how...

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET? Tansy on Skiffy & Fanty talking Mother of Invention

Mother of Invention paperback now on sale.

HOW TO SUPPRESS WOMEN'S WRITING

The Prologue

“We have always fought,” Kameron Hurley

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: world news, PhD report

Alex: Shakespeare and Hathaway; a lot of Terry Pratchett; Pandora’s Breeches: Women, Science, Power in the Enlightenment, Patricia Fara; Counterpart

Tansy: The Governess Game, Tessa Dare; The Crown S2, Triquetra by Kirstyn McDermott on Tor.com, Jacqueline Pearce

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In which we chew through some Hugo chat & stats, and revisit the age-old (tragically still relevant) Joanna Russ text How To Suppress Women's Writing

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Hugo Awards & N.K. Jemisin's historic triple novel win Results Stats stats stats

Guardian coverage

Free Thought Blogs Haters gotta hate

Extra reading: Everything Wrong with SF is John W Campbell’s Fault

Introducing our discussion of Joanna Russ’ How to Suppress Women’s Writing

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before; PHD report

Alex: The Mere Wife, Maria Dahvana Headley; Restoration, Angela Slatter; Highlander

Tansy: We Will Rock You; Highlander; Disenchantment Part 1, Supernatural Season 13

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Episode 192: 15 August 2018

In which we get political and expendable...

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Fraser Anning: if you want to put yourself through it

Worldcon protests planned

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Tansy: The Worst Witch S2, Voltron S7, Libby, Suits

Alisa: Glow S2; The Big Sick; Good Girls; TPP novella slush

Alex: terrible movies: Wrath of the Titans. Also Expendables 3. The Memoirs of Lady Trent, Marie Brennan; Early Riser, Jasper Fforde.

Tansy is launching a brand new Mocklore fantasy adventure serial on Patreon!

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In which Harry Potter is a luxury item, and Alex watches terrible action movies so you don't have to.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Hugo voting & the Worldcon program disaster

Mother of Invention essays: check out AI explorations by Aliette De Bodard, K. Tempest Bradford & Katherine Cross http://motherofinvention.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/essays/

Tansy buys tickets to Harry Potter & The Cursed Child!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Tansy: Courtney Milan reread, Moving Pictures, Ant Man & the Wasp,

Alex: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Gods of Egypt (abandoned), The A-Team, Battleship, Geostorm. Also Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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Episode 190: 18 July 2018

In which we appreciate murderbots, the Afrofuturism of Janelle Monae, and sentient mice.

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

Martha Wells Murderbot announcement: next two novellas this year, and then a novel!

Nnedi Okorafor --Shuri comic announced.

KICKSTARTER UPDATE: Mother of Invention

K Tempest Bradford’s essay Androids & Allegory Janelle Monae’s PYNK

TPP novellas

AusMumpreneur Award - Making a Difference Category

British Fantasy Award nominations

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: “And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March/April 2017)

Tansy: The Flowers of Vashnoi, Lois McMaster Bujold

Alex: Ocean’s 8; Apollo 13 + commentary; Too Big to Walk, Brian Ford; InCryptid, Seanan McGuire

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Episode 189: 04 July 2018

In which Alisa & Tansy address the core, the canon, legacy and other science fictional mythologies.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Locus Awards and Luminescent Threads in Particular

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Killing Eve; The Fourth Estate

Tansy: Ocean’s 8 The Henchmen of Zenda, KJ Charles; The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope; Nanette - Hannah Gadsby

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Episode 188: 13 June 2018

In which we fan about zines & put a spotlight on newsroom drama.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Continuum & the Norma

The Sticky Institute

TPP novella call for Festive-Themed Novellas

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: whole lot of Person of Interest; Midwives of Revolution; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs; SHIELD

Alisa: Killing Eve; Last Edition; Spotlight

Tansy: Ida, Alison Evans; Bring it On the Musical; Courtney Milan's After the Wedding (the Worth Saga)

If you want a copy of Alex's history zine, let her know!!!

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Episode 187: 30 May 2018

In which convention season and awards season are both upon us!

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Hugo Packet now available

Rivqa & Mother of Invention at Strange Horizons If you're at Continuum come to our MOI book party, Sunday 10 June 2pm.

Wiscon Killable Bodies in SF panel Wiscon's official statement. Coffee and Ink's response from the audience

Nebulas! Who won them?

Continuum Deep Dive: come and see Tansy talk about Roman celebrities!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: The Black God’s Drums, P Djeli Clark; Murderbot 3 (Rogue Protocol), Martha Wells; Saladin, John Man, and Saga Land, Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason; Obsidio, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Alisa: editing mysterious Twelfth Planet Press texts! stay tuned.

Tansy: Deadpool essay here; Supernatural 13.10 Wayward Sisters; When the Letter Comes by Sara Fox - read it here; Book Smugglers on the Smart Bitches Trashy Books podcast

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Episode 186: 16 May 2018

In which the crew talks about harassment, conventions and of course... booooooks.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Alisa published her Audit about harassment at Aussie conventions on Facebook, pdf available on request.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: That Dangerous and Persuasive Woman: Vida Goldstein, Janette Bomford; Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, ed Sheree R Thomas; A Wrinkle in Time (film);

Alisa: Murderbot 2 & Real Desperate White House The Continuing Story

Tansy: Julian Barr - Ashes of Olympus #1 The Way Home; Kelly Jennings - Fault Lines (Velocity’s Ghost)

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Episode 185: 2 May 2018

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

Locus Awards finalists: https://locusmag.com/2018/04/2018-locus-awards-finalists/

The Norma: https://normakhemmingaward.org

Tansy on Acts of Kitchen: https://actsofkitchen.com/2018/04/29/acts-of-kitchen-tansy-rayner-roberts-2/

CULTURE CONSUMED:

 

Alisa: iZombie, Champagne and Socks, Epiphany

 

Alex: Descent of Monsters (and The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune), JY Yang; Artificial Condition, Martha Wells; Underwater Ballroom Society, ed Stephanie Burgis and Tiffany Trent; October, China Mieville.

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Episode 184: 18 April 2018

In which we care about Hugo Awards, Aussie SFF awards, harassment at conventions and tea-brewing spaceships all at the same time.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Hugo shortlist! Aurealis winners Ditmars

Survey on Harassment in Aussie SF conventions

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Tansy: The Teamaster & the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events S2, Runaways (TV)

Alisa: Annihilation; Planetfall, Emma Newman; 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson; Santa Clarita Diet S2; Rise

Alex: Echoes of Understorey, Thoraiya Dyer; Till We Have Faces and The Cosmic Trilogy, CS Lewis; The Craft Sequence, Max Gladstone

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Episode 183: 21 March 2018

Post-cake and post-birthday we talk Kickstarter, Tiptree and Hawking: plus the Rights of Women. 

Thanks for the cake love!

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Tansy’s Kickstarter :D Bring back the Creature Court

Stephen Hawking died

Tiptree winner, shortlist & longlist announced. Kitschies shortlist

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alex: Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Women; Lord of the Rings films; Fringe re-watch

Tansy: Jessica Jones S2 & Tor.com essays, Rise, The Underwater Ballroom Society (Ysabeau Wilce), Get To Work Hurley Ep 8

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Episode 182: 7 March 2018

In which Galactic Suburbia is 8 years olds. We're reading independently, making friends in Grade 3, and eating CAKE.

This episode is best consumed with cake, especially if you tweet, email or message us to say exactly what you're eating.

CAKE

Alex: blueberry and orange ricotta cake with French Earl Grey syrup

Tansy: blueberry marscapone cakes

Alisa: super fancy hot chocolate (but also blueberry and ricotta cake the day before)

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

Tansy’s Kickstarter launches on Wednesday March 14 - the Return of the Creature Court.

Who Against Guns legal fundraiser, initiative of the Doctor Who podcasting alliance.

Rachel Talalay's piece on the epic #metoo women's panel at Gallifrey 2018.

Whovian Feminism's breakdown summary of the same panel.

The YA Hugo thing that just happened (breaking news as recording)

Nominate for the Hugos NOOOOW!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: BLACK PANTHER; Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Story, Blair Underwood, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due; short stories by Rjurik Davidson

Alex: Basically, the Norma. Also Time Was, Ian McDonald; Firefly and Serenity rewatch.

Tansy: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, by Genevieve Valentine; Voltron Season 5, Jessica Jones is coming. (first episode reviewed here)

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