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In which we rise above a chorus of dogs, babies and technological glitches to discuss Grand Conversations, why we have no opinions about Robert Heinlein, and why we’re crazy enough to be part of a project which means reading (almost) ALL the short stories.

News Windup Girl wins Campbell Award: http://www2.ku.edu/~sfcenter/campbell.htm

Jeff VanderMeer announces the closure of the Best American Fantasy anthology series - http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2010/08/12/best-american-fantasy-series-to-end/

The WSFA shortlist for small press: http://www.capclave.org/blog/?p=210

Controversy caused by Sarah Hoyt’s Tor article on why all those women who don’t like Heinlein are actually wrong (yes, really) - http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/08/what-do-heinlein-women-want Hoyt also blogs here similarly, with a bit more revelation as to why she is so pro-Heinlein and again why those who are not are just WRONG http://theeternalgoldenbraid.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-name-is-inigo-montoya-administrative.html

What have we been reading/listening to? Alisa: Watching - District 9, Caprica, Scott Pilgrim, The Grand Conversation, Timmi DuChamp, Alex: Permutation City, Greg Egan; Galactic Suburbia, Lisa Yaszek (http://www.randomalex.net/?p=1284); Shadow Unit (www.shadowunit.org); When it Changed, ed. Geoff Ryman; Swords and Dark Magic, ed. Jonathan Strahan Tansy: Joanna Russ, How to Suppress Women’s Writing; Rosemary & Rue, Seanan McGuire Listening - Angry Robot #2 with Kaaron Warren & Lauren Beukes

Pet Subject How To Find the Best Short Fiction, and the Not If You Were the Last Short Story On Earth Project (LSS) (http://community.livejournal.com/lastshortstory/) Why we LSS   What we learned from LSS What we’re looking for in a great short story, where to find them, and what we have liked so far this year.

Rich Horton (part of our inspiration): http://ecbatan.livejournal.com/

Feedback, etc: galacticsuburbia@gmail.com

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