Galactic Suburbia Episode 145 Show Notes

New episode available to stream or download!

In which we all had a very exciting weekend

Launched & pre-launched at Continuum: Defying Doomsday and Something New Can Come Into This World

(Tansy & the Silent Producer totally got married!)

British Fantasy Award shortlist

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: The Martian, Trepalium

Tansy: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley, Cleverman, UnReal, Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson

Alex: Angela Slatter binge: Vigil, Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, Sourdough and Other Stories, Black-Winged Angels. Revolution School (ep 1 until July 6)

Alex’s new podcast! Acts of Kitchen

Tansy’s new superhero story at The Book Smugglers: Kid Dark Against the Machine
On superheroes, kids, gender and role models: Tansy’s Inspiration & Influences

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina 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.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. You can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART FOUR: Naiad, Peacock

Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle
PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy
PART THREE: Lamia, Manticore

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 3

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.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. If you like your stories in dead tree or undead pixel format, you can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART THREE: Lamia, Manticore

Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle
PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy

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Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 2

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.

Our current serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. If you like your stories in dead tree or undead pixel format, you can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART TWO: Griffin, Harpy

Julia Agrippina Banner

Need to catch up on the previous episode?
PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle

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This Month on the Blog: May 2016

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

On the Sheep Might Fly podcast, I finished up my original serial “Glass Slipper Scandal” and started a new one, adapting the story “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from Love and Romanpunk.

Glass Slipper Scandal Part 5
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 6
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 7
Glass Slipper Scandal Part 8

Julia Agrippina Part 1

Over at Tor.com, I’m blogging The Cheysuli Reread, revisiting a classic fantasy series from the 80’s by Jennifer Roberson. The posts so far:

Introducing the Cheysuli Reread
Book 1: Shapechangers
Book 2: The Song of Homana

Galactic Suburbia:
Episode 142 In which the Hugo shortlist is more controversial as ever, but in the mean time we’ve been reading & watching some great things.
Episode 143In which we talk reviews and gender balance thanks to the Strange Horizons SF count, and Alisa makes books while Tansy & Alex visit the theatre!
Episode 144In which books take longer to make than they do to read

Sheep Might Fly: Julia Agrippina Part 1

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.

Thanks for everyone who tuned in to “Glass Slipper Scandal” hang around for more Castle Charming stories later in the year.

Our new serial is “Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary” from my Twelve Planets collection Love and Romanpunk, a story suite about a universe where the Ancient Romans fought (and occasionally married) outlandish magical creatures, some of which survived to the present day and beyond. If you like your stories in dead tree or undead pixel format, you can get a copy of the whole book over at the Twelfth Planet Press website.

“Agrippina” is a story about sex, death, domestic violence, emotional abuse, the erasure of women in history, and manticores. It features some surprising facts about Roman Emperors, only some of which are made up.

PART ONE: Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Eagle

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Galactic Suburbia Episode 144 Show Notes

Brand new episode of the podcast up now for download or streaming!

In which books take longer to make than they do to read

What’s New on the Internet?

Nebula Awards given

CJ CHerryh named SFWA grandmaster

SF Signal closing – farewell to our friends and thanks for all the links!

Get in your nominations to us for the GS AWard: for activism and/ or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction in 2015.

CULTURE CONSUMED
Alex: The Expanse Season 1; The Medusa Chronicles, Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds; The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton

Alisa: books released & in progress: Defying Doomsday, Sharp Shooter, Grant Watson’s upcoming collection of film essays – see her Friday night at Continuum!

Tansy: Finished writing a book! My research reading list over the last several years includes: Orlando Furioso (Ludovico Ariosto/Slavitt translation), Thomas Bulfinch’s The Age of Chivalry & Charlemagne, E Nesbit’s entire backlist, Christina Rossetti, George McDonald, etc.

Also: Tansy’s serial Glass Slipper Scandal is now complete at the Sheep Might Fly podcast.

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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

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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