Sheep Might Fly: Last of the Romanpunks Part IV

LAST OF THE ROMANPUNKS PART IV – download or stream the new episode now!

Seb is unhappily following the family tradition of cleaning up after the Julio-Claudian family and their many nasty secrets. Monsters! Swords! Banter! An Airship!

Catch up on previous episodes:

PART I.
PART II
PART III

“Last of the Romanpunks” was originally published in my short story collection Love & Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press).

The entire collection is now available in podcast form.

Check out:
Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary/
Lamia Victoriana/
The Patrician

Sheep Might Fly is a Patreon-supported project! Thanks to all my patrons who pledge between $1 and $20 a month to make this podcast happen. If you enjoy my work please consider pledging your support.

Galactic Suburbia Episode 163

In which Alisa reads us all under the table (again) and the women of SFF are anything but Humble.

Download or stream the new episode now!
What’s New on the Internet?

Cheesecake can be cake if it wants to be cake. Especially if you do not belong to a pie nation. Also, pies need lids or they’re not trying hard enough.

GUFF race (until 17 April)
Paul Weimer is the DUFF candidate, hooray!

Women of SFF Humble Bundle – get this amazing bunch of SFF books now, only a couple of days to go!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell; Too Sharp, Marianne Delacourt; Missing Richard Simmons

Tansy: Dreadnought, by April Daniels, Mad Money, Iron Fist

Alex: Hawk and Fisher, Simon R Green; The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross; Logan; The Abyss;

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Sheep Might Fly: Last of the Romanpunks Part III

Get the new episode here!

Seb only met up with his ex-girlfriend on the airship full of obsessed Roman cosplayers to be polite… and now he has bitten off more than he can chew. Monsters! Swords! Banter!

Catch up on previous episodes:

PART I.
PART II

“Last of the Romanpunks” was originally published in my short story collection Love & Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press).

The entire collection is now available in podcast form!

Check out:
Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary/
Lamia Victoriana/
The Patrician

Sheep Might Fly is a Patreon-supported project! Thanks to all my patrons who pledge between $1 and $20 a month to make this podcast happen. If you enjoy my work please consider pledging your support.

Justice League International #21 Apokolips Wow!

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Ty Templeton (Pencils), Joe Rubenstein (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Finally all reunited! J’onn Jonzz the Martian Manhunter, Big Barda, Rocket Red (Dmitri) , Green Lantern (G’nort), Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Fire (Beatriz DaCosta), Ice (Tora Olafsdotter), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, Hawkman and Hawkwoman, with Oberon as civilian support. Barely there: Captain Atom. Obviously on holiday somewhere: Maxwell Lord Still not appearing in this comic did he go on hiatus to appear in a movie or what: Mister Miracle (Scott Free).

GUEST STARS: Lobo, Lord Manga Khan, Granny Goodness, Darkseid, some other Apokolips randos. L-Ron and his robot pal K-Dik

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Sheep Might Fly: Last of the Romanpunks Part II

Listen to Episode II now!

Seb only met up with his ex-girlfriend on the airship full of obsessed Roman cosplayers to be polite… and now he has bitten off more than he can chew. Monsters! Swords! Banter!

Catch up on last week’s episode.

“Last of the Romanpunks” was originally published in my short story collection Love & Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press).

The entire collection is now available in podcast form!

Check out:
Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary/
Lamia Victoriana/
The Patrician

Sheep Might Fly is a Patreon-supported project! Thanks to all my patrons who pledge between $1 and $20 a month to make this podcast happen. If you enjoy my work please consider pledging your support.

Galactic Suburbia Episode 161

In which we are seven years old! Get yourself some delicious cake and settle down to our International Women’s Day episode. Download or stream it right now.

What’s New on the Internet?

Post-mortem on the first Octavia Butler book club hosted by Twelfth Planet Press! We had such a great time talking about Wild Seed.

Next up: Fledgling on April 2 2017.

Aurealis Awards shortlist is out.

Locus Recommended Reading List

CULTURE CONSUMED: REPEAT THE TITLE OF YOUR CULTURE

Alisa: Ken Liu; Women of Letters; The Arrival; Canberry; Courtney Milan – Trade Me & Hold Me.

Alex: Because You’ll Never Meet Me, and Nowhere Near You, Leah Thomas; more Bujold; Cooked (Netflix, 4 parts)

Tansy: Younger, Hidden Figures, shout out for Kickstarter campaign for new card game featuring the art of Tania Walker: The Lady & the Tiger.

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 and don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAKE! IF YOU ATE CAKE WITH THIS PODCAST, WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT.

Sheep Might Fly: Last of the Romanpunks Part I

Part I of a new serial! Check it out here, for download and streaming.

“Last of the Romanpunks” was first published in my short story collection Love & Romanpunk (Twelfth Planet Press).

The entire collection is now available in podcast form! (Or at least it will be once this one is up)

Check out:
Julia Agrippina’s Secret Family Bestiary
Lamia Victoriana
The Patrician

Sheep Might Fly is a Patreon-supported project! Thanks to all my patrons who pledge between $1 and $20 a month to make this podcast happen. If you enjoy my work please consider pledging your support.

Justice League International #20: If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Apokolips!

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Ty Templeton (Pencils), Joe Rubenstein (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: In Space: J’onn Jonzz the Martian Manhunter, Big Barda, Rocket Red (Dmitri) , Green Lantern (G’nort). On Earth: Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Fire (Beatriz DaCosta, formerly Green Flame), Ice (Tora Olafsdotter, formerly Ice Maiden), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, Hawkman and Hawkwoman. Blink & you’ll miss him: Captain Atom. Still not appearing in this comic did he go on hiatus to appear in a movie or what: Mister Miracle (Scott Free).

GUEST STARS: Lord Manga Khan, L-Ron, Granny Goodness, Lobo.

THE STORY: After many issues of only getting a page or two to develop their subplot, Big Barda’s team finally get almost a whole issue to themselves. Having arrived on the space opera hellhole that is Apokolips, they kit Dmitri out in a brand new, advanced technology version of a Rocket Red mecha suit (convenient) and run around trying to find Barda’s husband.

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Sheep Might Fly: Dance, Princes, Dance Part 14

Final episode of our new Castle Charming serial! Part 14 – Pitch Perfect.

Thank you so much for following along with this serial. If reading words on the page is more your speed, the ebook of Dance, Princes, Dance will be released for general sale in April. To get a super early release copy in March, pledge $1 to my Patreon campaign now!

Everyone’s back where they’re supposed to be – we won, right?

Previous episodes of Dance, Princes, Dance:
Part 1: Armour Up
Part 2: The ‘Team’ in Steam
Part 3: Look at My Shoes
Part 4: Satin and Roses
Part 5: Front Page Shoes
Part 6: Let Nothing You Dismay
Part 7: Old Soldiers
Part 8: Bluebells & Clover
Part 9: Calling Mr Foxglove
Part 10: Dancing With the Stars
Part 11: Kiss Chase
Part 12: Drink Me
13: Truth or Dare

For more Castle Charming hijinks, check out the previous adventures of the Royals and the Hounds in Glass Slipper Scandal – podcast edition, or Glass Slipper Scandal – the ebook.

Claim your free copy of Fake Geek Girl here at Instafreebie!

Check out Tansy’s latest short story at Uncanny Magazine: “Some Cupids Kill With Arrows.”

Sheep Might Fly is a Patreon-supported project! Thanks to all my patrons who pledge between $1 and $20 a month to make this podcast happen. If you enjoy my work please consider pledging your support.

Justice League International #19: No More Mr Nice Guy

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Kevin Maguire (Pencils), Joe Rubenstein (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)

CROSSOVER ALERT: Not much of one, but there’s a vague mention of Captain Atom’s nemesis Major Force which makes no sense if you don’t have that background. (I did not understand this reference until I researched Captain Atom for his Bonus Character History feature in this blog series)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: In space (barely more than a cameo) — J’onn Jonzz the Martian Manhunter, Big Barda, Rocket Red (Dmitri) & Green Lantern (G’nort). Still damsell’d: Mister Miracle (Scott Free). On Earth, Batman is pretending he never quit, playing leader to a newly rebranded team including Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Fire (Beatriz DaCosta, formerly Green Flame), Ice (Tora Olafsdotter, formerly Ice Maiden), Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) and Booster Gold. Oberon & Maxwell Lord in civilian support. New members: Hawkman and Hawkwoman.

GUEST STARS: Superman being kind of a dick. Someone who may or may not know Wally West.

THE STORY: In the immortal words of Willow from Buffy, “I think this line’s mostly filler.” We are promised a grand smackdown between Lobo and a newly refurious Guy Gardner from the cover, and we definitely get that. The rest of the issue, not counting a 2 page peek at our spacefaring branch of the JLI as they approach the dread planet of Apokolips, consists of a half-hearted membership drive. Clearly the Earth half of the team has written the others off as gone forever.

Superman turns them down with the polite air of a man who gets a lot of invitations to parties he’s never going to attend. An offpage Black Canary makes it official that she’s not coming back to the team. Booster and Beetle can’t even find Wally West, the current Flash. Captain Atom is seriously worried that Max Lord is going to offer a spot to Major Force, which isn’t outside the realms of possibility as Lobo has also received a golden ticket.

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