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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

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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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

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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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)

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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Sit down, strap yourselves in and get ready to be wall to wall spoiled for the entire new series of Star Trek!

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We're back! Our now fully East Coast podcast has returned to delight and enrage you.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET/WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK? Alisa moved house; Icefall by Stephanie Gunn acquisition for TPP, new Author Spotlight of the Month gig at TPP

Tansy new novella Girl Reporter released, How To Survive An Epic Journey at Uncanny Magazine, progress report on Mother of Invention.

Locus Recommended Reading List and poll now open for Locus Awards.

Hugo nominations open

Stella Sparks long list includes Claire Coleman for Terra Nullius

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: All Systems Red, Martha Wells; Altered Carbon; Star Wars The Last Jedi; The Expanse S1; AfroFuturism

Alex: Elysium Fire, Alastair Reynolds; Altered Carbon, Star Trek Disco; Norma reading; The Wicked and the Divine vol 5; Terry Pratchett: Tiffany Aching reread.

Tansy: Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce; Arcanos Unraveled, Jonna Gjevre; Star Trek Disco - read Liz Barr's reviews; Mary Beard, Women & Power; Ursula Le Guin, Cheek By Jowl, the Pratchat podcast, Steven Universe, Unstable Unicorns

What did you read to commemorate the passing of Ursula Le Guin? Check out the GS Bookclub re-read on our Facebook page.

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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It's our Holiday Gift Recs Extravaganza! Prepare to do some serious online shopping while you listen to our recs.

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Alex moonlighted on Paleo Cinema Podcast with a Disaster Movie special episode!

We look at a list of the 33 Best SFF books by women (hooray for lists with more than one)

Kate Gordon’s new novel raising funds for White Ribbon Australia against domestic violence - 25 Memories of Viggo McDuff

Holiday gift recs! For cooks: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat Tiptree cookbook: The Bakery Men Don’t See, now available in shiny new edition. Nerd Girl Yarns Fiction: The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins; Persepolis Rising, James SA Corey For children & lovers of great children's fiction: The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis Give a novella: Ellen Klages - Passing Strange, Martha Wells - All Systems Red, The Murderbot Diaries.

Movie money Book Bath Box & other subscription boxes Chocolate! Gin Coffee 3000 Thieves Whiskey stationery

From our listeners:

Ellen recs Ideal Bookshelf on Etsy for adorable book pins such as this version of A Wrinkle in Time.

Elizabeth recs Femmecraft on Etsy (the Fight Like a Girl Squirrel Girl piece we mention specifically is already sold out, wah). Elizabeth also points us at Raven's Dreaming, the Perth-based artist who did the cover for Juliet Marillier's collection Prickle Moon.

For young readers and their parents, Mel recommends Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie, and for the slightly older readers - Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty.

Kathryn L pointed us at this Kickstarter.

OUR STUFF:

Luminescent Threads

Tara Sharp

Musketeer Space &

Joyeux by Tansy

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Girl Reporter, Tansy Rayner Roberts

Alex: The Red Queen; Thor: Ragnarok; On Joanna Russ; Girl Reporter; Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks; The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins

Tansy: Killjoys, Choices: The Crown & the Flame, #ThorryNotThorry, the Avengers Infinity War trailer, Dragonette (Jam by Kate/Just Add Moonshine)

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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In which the trashfires are covered in rainbows this week. So many trashfires; so many rainbows. Huge congrats to all the QUILTBAG/LGBTQ Australians who got engaged since Wednesday 15th 2017, including friend of the podcast John Richards!!!

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Australia voted Yes! And we really want Penny Wong to lead the country now please.

World Fantasy Awards: results out

China, the largest SETI telescope, and Cixin Liu

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: All the news. Literally all the news.

Alex: Lord of the Rings; Wynnona Earp season 1; Searching for Sugarman; The Red Queen, Isobelle Carmody

Tansy: Hamilton’s Battalion, Tremontaine Season 3,

Tansy's new superhero novella Girl Reporter is available for pre-order now!! Check out her cover reveal on the Mary Sue.

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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

Julian May died

No more Writer and the Critic: announcement

Feminist Poltergeist podcast, from Ellenbutnotdegeneres:

Carmilla movie out

OUR DISCUSSION: Leisure, freelancing/part-time hours and guilt.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Otherlife; Stranger Things S2; The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein; Pop Culture Happy Hour; Friends Like These

Tansy: Podcasts: Uncanny 14b (To Budapest with Love by Theodora Goss & Some Cupids Kill with Arrows by Tansy; Kameron Hurley’s Get To Work Hurley #6 (how to write when overwhelmed by the world); Fangirl Happy Hour #100 (On Brand) & #101 (Howl’s Moving Castle); Thor Ragnarok - ABC Radio interview

Alex: Nexus, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti; Bold as Love sequence, Gwyneth Jones; Lord of the Rings, Glitch

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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In which we read books, make books and regender books

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?
The D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award
Luminescent Threads shout-out in Den of Geek’s Holiday Book Guide
Tansy's regendered Frankenstein podcast: Frankentastic!

CULTURE CONSUMED:
Alisa: makes the books for Twelfth Planet Press
Alex: Nexus; Blacklist on netflix; Provenance, Ann Leckie; Terra Nullius, Claire G Coleman
Tansy: Send your recs for farm/small town family themed romance novels to @tansyrr on Twitter. Fandom for Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad on Uncanny Magazine, the great rereading/regendering of Frankenstein, the Creature Court project

GENERAL CHATTER:
Patreon! How it works for authors, and what they do differently.
… Patreon discussion… Sandstone @quartzen discussed why she supports an author's Patreon and what she likes to get in return.
Check out Tansy’s Patreon! We also recommend the Patreon pages of Seanan McGuire & Kameron Hurley

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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In which we're voting Yes for equality, and Alex is back in the house.

(APOLOGIES FOR THE POOR SOUND QUALITY-the Silent Producer) 

WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Cory Bernardi vs Students in Dresses (via @JoshThomas87)

The Book Smugglers Level Up Kickstarter

WHAT ALEX DID ON HER EPIC ADVENTURE!

 

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: What Happened, Hillary Clinton; The Good Place Season 1; Star Trek Discovery

Tansy: Rogue Desire, Amy Jo Cousins etc, The Doubleclicks: Love Problems, Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis, The Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat

Alex: airplane viewing, including Kong: Skull Island; Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord; Beneath the Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire; Into the Black, Rowland White

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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In which Alisa & Tansy talk #ownvoices, the nuance of diversity and the current trend for "authenticity" at the expense of author privacy.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

Yoon Ha Lee on #ownvoices & being outed as a trans author

Follow up from D Franklin on how authors of marginalised identities aren't beyond criticism when writing about toxic or damaging tropes.

Corinne Duyvis & the origins of #ownvoices and its original intentions.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: the news, the weather & PhD stuff

Tansy: In Other Worlds, Sarah Rees Brennan; A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson

Check out Tansy moonlighting on the Fangirl Happy Hour podcast!

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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In which Alisa & Tansy keep the home fires burning for Alex with Hugo chat, Aussie politics and more.

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

For the stat badgers among you: The Nomination Stats & The Winner Stats

Patterns Around Octavia Butler (Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler)

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Politics abroad & at home; The Wanderers

Tansy: Torchwood The Aliens Among Us (Big Finish Audio); The Worst Witch (Netflix)

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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Where is Alex?

 

Here's a Postcard!

 

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In which we revisit a favourite old space station to see if it totally holds up, and get angry about superhero girlfriends.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET

WFA Shortlist Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter

Defying Doomsday Award - last call for nominations

Let’s talk about Titania, brand new imprint of Twelfth Planet Press, coming soon.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Deep Space 9; The Wanderers, Meg Howrey; Voyager S1

Tansy: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente; Once Upon a Time S5, Erased.

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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In which Alisa & Tansy are not Handmaids, and we need a lot of cheerful culture to balance out the darkness.

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

Our Kickstarter for Mother of Invention is Complete: it's the end but the moment has been prepared for.

Nnedi Okorafor’s amazing African dystopian novel Who Fears Death to be adapted for HBO, produced by GRRM. (and you thought The Handmaid's Tale was hardcore viewing...) Radio National Books program Alisa listened to - discussing The Wanderers & the horrible phenomenon of mainstream literary snobbery around science fiction.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: The Handmaid’s Tale, Star Trek DS9 Seasons 1-5, Orphan Black S5 eps 1-5 Some Handmaid links: SBS Streaming Ad Placement Almost as Brutal As Gilead The Handmaid's Tale in the Monthly by Elle Hardy Margaret Atwood herself on Handmaid in the Age of Trump

Tansy: Reign Season 2; Bearly a Lady, Cassandra Khaw; The Dragon with A Chocolate Heart, Stephanie Burgis

Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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