Sheep Might Fly: Glass Slipper Scandal Part 8

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

This is the last episode of “Glass Slipper Scandal,” though there will be future Castle Charming stories on the podcast, continuing the tabloid-worthy adventures of the royals, hounds and quills. I’ll be releasing an ebook version of this story some time in the next month or so, and all Patreon supporters will receive it for free.

Next week, brand new (retro) serial – I’ll be dipping into my own archives to bring the romanpunk.

GLASS SLIPPER SCANDAL

PART 8: WAR AVERTED – CRUMPETS IMPLICATED!



The young royals stage an impromptu summit to solve all their problems, but Dennis’ problems are just beginning.

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Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth: May 2016 DOOM EDITION

DD_cover_ebook-640x1024It’s all apocalypse and global warming and terrifying futures in my reading this month!

First, an extraordinary presentation/monologue presented as a Ted Talk: A Sci-Fi Vision of Love from a 318 year old hologram, by Monica Byrne, a gorgeous and deeply emotional performance that works as a clever, layered piece of science fiction as well as being an affecting love story.

Jonathan Strahan’s new anthology Drowned Worlds explores the many horrific possibilities of those pesky rising oceans, that I normally prefer to think about as little as possible. Thanks for the nightmares, Jonathan!

The opening story of this book, “Elves of Antarctica” by Paul McCauley is a great character piece that sets the tone very well, with a protagonist who rails against the loss of the icecaps in Antarctica, and can’t see beyond that tragedy to the intriguing new possibilities of grass, warmth and oh yes, FREAKING MAMMOTHS. Also, there are elves, or are there? Yes, I think there are. Those standing stones have to mean something, right? A gorgeous, thought-provoking piece.

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Galactic Suburbia Episode 143 Show Notes

In which we talk reviews and gender balance thanks to the Strange Horizons SF count, and Alisa makes books while Tansy & Alex visit the theatre!

coriolanus-covWhat’s New on the Internet?

Locus Awards finalists
Shirley Jackson nominees: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2016/05/2015-shirley-jackson-awards-nominees/

Peter MacNamara Achievement Award

Strange Horizons – the 2015 SF Count

CULTURE CONSUMED

Tansy: A Sci-Fi Vision of Love from a 318 year old hologram, by Monica Byrne , Wuthering Heights by shake & stir co; Whip it, Kingston City Rollers

Alisa: Working on the release of the Tara Sharp mysteries by Marianne Delacourt (now available for pre-order) and Grant Watson’s upcoming book of film essays.

Alex: Coriolanus (all female production directed by Grant Watson for Heartstring, Melbourne’s new independent theatre); The Dark Labyrinth, Lawrence Durrell; Nemesis Games, James SA Corey; Saga vol 5; Fringe rewatch, The Katering Show

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Sheep Might Fly: Glass Slipper Scandal Part 7

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

GLASS SLIPPER SCANDAL

Charming is a kingdom where fairy tales come true, which is bad news for its troubled royal family, but good news for the gutter press that thrives on the scandals and gossip provided by their teenage Princes Gone Wild. Kai is a rookie reporter at the Charming Herald. Dennis is a new Royal Hound, charged with protecting the self-destructive princes from disaster.

Disaster arrives in a pumpkin coach… The story of the century is wearing glass slippers… and Castle Charming will never be the same again.

PART 7: FAIRY GODMOTHERS FIGHT DIRTY.

Kai and Ziyi come face to face with the kingdom’s greatest tragedy, and Sarge unleashes the Hounds.

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Sheep Might Fly: Glass Slipper Scandal Part 6

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

GLASS SLIPPER SCANDAL

Charming is a kingdom where fairy tales come true, which has been bad news for its troubled royal family, but good news for the gutter press that thrives on the scandals and gossip provided by their teenage Princes Gone Wild. Kai is a rookie reporter at the Charming Herald. Dennis is a new Royal Hound, charged with protecting the self-destructive princes from disaster.

Disaster arrives in a pumpkin coach… The story of the century is wearing glass slippers… and Castle Charming will never be the same again.

PART 6: MIDNIGHT PRINCESS EXPOSED! Rookie Reporter Gets More Than He Bargained For With Unofficial Royal Interview.

Kai and Ziyi find a hiding place full of ink and tea, but mostly ink. She gets more of his backstory than he does of hers – anyone else starting to suspect that he’s a terrible reporter?

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Sheep Might Fly: Glass Slipper Scandal Part 5

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

GLASS SLIPPER SCANDAL

Charming is a kingdom where fairy tales come true, which has been bad news for its troubled royal family, but good news for the gutter press that thrives on the scandals and gossip provided by their teenage Princes Gone Wild. Kai is a rookie reporter at the Charming Herald. Dennis is a new Royal Hound, charged with protecting the self-destructive princes from disaster.

Disaster arrives in a pumpkin coach… The story of the century is wearing glass slippers… and Castle Charming will never be the same again.

PART 5: FAIRY GODMOTHER SPOTTED IN GROTTO!

Dennis and Jack sniff out the Sarge’s secret, Ziyi is so angry she could spit, and the story of the century falls unexpectedly into Kai’s lap.

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Galactic Suburbia Episode 142 Show Notes

New episode available now for download or streaming!

In which the Hugo shortlist is more controversial as ever, but in the mean time we’ve been reading & watching some great things.

MANY APOLOGIES for sound issues on this episode – we didn’t catch an accidental microphone shift which means some background noise which should have been muted were not.

What’s New on the Internet?

Hugo Shortlist
Effect of slate nominations on Hugo Shortlist at File 770.com

The Rebirth of Rapunzel winners: Margaret Eve & Kate Laidley, we hope you enjoy your book prizes!

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This Month on the Blog: April 2016

andthennThe Secret Lives of Friday Links

River Song: in the Hero Seat (a Great Ladies of Fiction essay, sponsored by Patreon supporter Heather Berberet)

Not If You Were The Last Short Story on Earth: April short story reviews

Sheep Might Fly podcast:
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 1
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 2
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 3
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 4

Galactic Suburbia
Episode 141: In which we stack up months of Culture Consumed into a glorious spiral tower of dubious structural integrity

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Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth: April 2016

heart-bigEvery Heart a Doorway is a gorgeous, perfect novella from the twisted mind of Seanan McGuire, published by Tor.com. Part love letter (and suspicious side-eye) to the popular trope of children’s literature about accidental doorways into magical worlds, part slasher movie.

Seriously, it’s like all of my favourite fantasy novels of all time ganged up on each other for a game of murder that got a little too real.

Nancy is a wonderful, sad, thoroughly complex heroine, still mourning that she was made to leave the Land of the Dead (and still, like many other children at Eleanor West’s Home For Wayward Children, waiting and hoping to be invited back to her beloved magical land). Her new friends at the school are equally layered and fascinating, from Kade, the trans boy who was rejected from his magical land for not being the princess they thought he was (SO SAD) to bleak, former-assistant-to-mad-scientist Jack, and her pale, vampire groupie sister, Jill. Each of these children are shaped by the magical land they visited, and have been sent away from parents who can’t accept the change in them since their return.

Every Heart a Doorway is so sad and beautiful and clever and I can’t recommend this novella enough.

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Sheep Might Fly: Glass Slipper Scandal Part 4

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew Sheep Might Fly episode update! Listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app). You can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly on Podbean.

GLASS SLIPPER SCANDAL

Charming is a kingdom where fairy tales come true, which has been bad news for its troubled royal family, but good news for the gutter press that thrives on the scandals and gossip provided by their teenage Princes Gone Wild. Kai is a rookie reporter at the Charming Herald. Dennis is a new Royal Hound, charged with protecting the self-destructive princes from disaster.

Disaster arrives in a pumpkin coach… The story of the century is wearing glass slippers… and Castle Charming will never be the same again.

PART 4: WHO IS THE MIDNIGHT PRINCESS? Your most popular guesses, inside!

In which gossip is better than coffee, and the first rule of glass slippers is that you don’t talk about glass slippers. Amira introduces Kai to the wonders of investigative journalism, while the king throws a tantrum about uppity princesses.

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