Sheep Might Fly: The Bromancers Episode 1

We’re starting a brand new fiction serial on the Sheep Might Fly podcast this week! The Bromancers (Belladonna University #3) continues the adventures of Hebe & Holly Hallow, Sage, Juniper and the rest of the Fake Geek Girl extended share house family.

THE BROMANCERS
Our favourite witchy rock band, Fake Geek Girl, are road-tripping to a magical music festival in a wi-fi free zone on the same weekend that the season finale of their favourite TV show drops. Can they avoid spoilers? Can Hebe, Holly, Juniper & Sage camp in tents for three days without murdering each other? Can coffee really fix EVERYTHING including missing band members, messy relationship drama and obsessive fan shenanigans?

Friendship is magic, but if you pile too much friendship on top of too much magic over one weekend, the results are bound to be explosive.

EPISODE ONE: Hebe Plans For Failure

You can listen to the first two Belladonna University stories, Fake Geek Girl & Unmagical Boy Story, right here on Sheep Might Fly.

Fake Geek Girl (Belladonna University #1) is also available as a free ebook.
Unmagical Boy Story (Belladonna University #2) is available for sale from Kindle, Kobo, iBooks & more.

Thanks for listening to Sheep Might Fly. You can sign up to my author newsletter for updates, follow me on Twitter at @tansyrr or @sheepmightfly, find me on Facebook at TansyRRBooks, and if you like this podcast consider supporting me at Patreon where you can receive all kinds of cool rewards and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

Justice League Europe #2: Somebody Up There Hates Us

THE PACKAGING: Justice League International trade Vol Five

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Bart Sears (Pencils), Pablo Marcos (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Captain Atom, Power Girl, Metamorpho, the Flash (Wally West), Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Animal Man (Buddy Baker), Rocket Red (Dmitri Pushkin), with Catherine Cobert and Sue Dibny in civilian support. Wonder Woman is mysteriously missing already! She was gonna be “part-time”, remember?

GUEST STARS: Wild Huntsman, Rising Sun, Tuatara, Owl Woman, Jack O’Lantern

THE STORY: Captain Atom sums up the plot so far (dead Nazi, mob uprising), and the team splits into groups to cover more ground.

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Sheep Might Fly: Death at the Dragon Circus Part 6

New episode is up!

Final episode of Death at the Dragon Circus: Part 6, In Which Kurt Already Has A Job.
This serial is now complete! Those of you who hate waiting between cliffhangers may listen at your leisure.

They used to be the Hammer and the Dove, a ruthless pair of living weapons for hire. Now they have reinvented themselves as Kurt and Inga Frostad, searching for all the key ingredients of a fresh start: a home, a community, a job that doesn’t require them to kill people. The Dragon Circus may be exactly what they need, as long as their old life doesn’t catch up with them…

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Podcastmania & Big Announcements

I’m everywhere this week!

First, I guested on Terry Frost’s long-running Paleo Cinema Podcast, talking about my love of musicals. We looked at Calamity Jane AKA Doris Day Sings In A Lesbian Rom-Com, and Cabaret AKA Oh Shit The Political Situation Looks Very Familiar But At Least Liza Minelli is Luminous.

We had so much fun, we talked for nearly 2 hours.

Today, I appear on a brand new Australian podcast, Comics Watchtower, in which Jeremy chats to Australian authors about their love of comics and how comics have influenced their work. Jeremy is a fun interviewer and we had a great talk about Batgirl, superheroes in YA novels and diversity in comics.

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Justice League America #26: Slice & Dice or: There’s Something Very Wrong With Blue Beetle (May 1989)

THE PACKAGING: Volume 4 of the JLI trade, but take another look at that issue title — we’re not Justice League International any more! Or rather, JLI has become an umbrella brand, covering Justice League America (the continuing main title) and Justice League Europe. There will be more spin-offs to come! This is the first time that we have had a Justice League America title without a tiny ‘of’ popped in there, which helps distinguish this iteration from the Silver Age years.

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Guy Gardner, Fire, Oberon, Blue Beetle, Maxwell Lord, J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter and to everyone’s surprise, Batman. Is he still a member, or a guest star? He’s certainly acting like he owns the place…

GUEST STARS: Huntress (Helena Bertinelli), and a mysterious voice on the phone.

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Sheep Might Fly: Death at the Dragon Circus Part 5

New episode is up! Death at the Dragon Circus: Part 5, In Which Kurt Has A Type

They used to be the Hammer and the Dove, a ruthless pair of living weapons for hire. Now they have reinvented themselves as Kurt and Inga Frostad, searching for all the key ingredients of a fresh start: a home, a community, a job that doesn’t require them to kill people. The Dragon Circus may be exactly what they need, as long as their old life doesn’t catch up with them…


PREVIOUS EPISODES:

Part 1: In Which Inga Was Not Expecting Dragons
Part 2: In Which Inga Learns To Fly
Part 3: In Which Brennan is Not a Civilian
Part 4, In Which Fin Needs A Friend

This novella was recently published in the ClanDestine anthology And Then: The Great Big Book Of Awesome Adventure Tales.

Thanks for listening to Sheep Might Fly! You can follow TansyRR on Twitter & Tumblr, like my page on Facebook at Tansy RR Books and sign up to my author newsletter. You can also support the podcast at Patreon for cool rewards, exclusive stories and more.

Galactic Suburbia 166

New Episode!

In which we debate the all important question, how much zombie vomit is too much zombie vomit?

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET

Clarke Award Shortlist

The End of Tropes Vs Women

Sleeping With Monsters Book coming soon!

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: Rogue One, Santa Clarita Diet

Tansy: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Beauty & the Beast, Legion Ep 1, “Making the Magic Lightning Strike Me,” John Chu in Uncanny Magazine

Alex: The Dark Forest, Cixin Liu; Gemina, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff; The Glass Universe, Dava Sobel; other people’s culture consumed (Asher, Kathryn, Meredith)

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!

Justice League Europe #1: How Ya Gonna Keep Them Down On The Farm After They’ve Seen Paree? (April 1989)

THE PACKAGING: Justice League International trade Vol Five

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Keith Giffen (Plot & Breakdowns), J.M. DeMatteis (Script), Bart Sears (Pencils), Pablo Marcos (Inks), Gene D’Angelo (Colors), Andy Helfer (Editor)

THE PITCH: Spin off time! There’s a whole new Justice League setting up shop in the Paris Embassy.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Captain Atom, Power Girl, Metamorpho, the Flash (Wally West), Wonder Woman, Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Animal Man, Rocket Red (Dmitri Pushkin), with Catherine Cobert and Sue Dibny in civilian support.

GUEST STARS: Maxwell Lord, Oberon, Inspector Camus

THE STORY: Here we go again! Captain Atom freaks out at being left in charge of a whole superhero team, knowing the kind of shenanigans that goes on around Justice Leagues. He is calmed somewhat by the soothing competence of Catherine Cobert, Embassy Liason.

The rest of the team make their own way in, one by one… and due to some serious teleporter malfunctions, they have to rely on superpowers and airplanes. As they start to get a feel for each other, Captain Atom hosts the awkwardest business meeting in the history of administration. But hey, at least he has an office.

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Sheep Might Fly: Death at the Dragon Circus Part 4

New episode is up! Death at the Dragon Circus: Part 4, In Which Fin Needs A Friend

They used to be the Hammer and the Dove, a ruthless pair of living weapons for hire. Now they have reinvented themselves as Kurt and Inga Frostad, searching for all the key ingredients of a fresh start: a home, a community, a job that doesn’t require them to kill people. The Dragon Circus may be exactly what they need, as long as their old life doesn’t catch up with them…

PREVIOUS EPISODES:
Part 1: In Which Inga Was Not Expecting Dragons
Part 2: In Which Inga Learns To Fly
Part 3 In Which Brennan is Not a Civilian

This novella was recently published in the ClanDestine anthology And Then: The Great Big Book Of Awesome Adventure Tales.

Thanks for listening to Sheep Might Fly! You can follow TansyRR on Twitter & Tumblr, like my page on Facebook at Tansy RR Books and sign up to my author newsletter. You can also support the podcast at Patreon for as little as $1 per month.

New Rewards, Exclusive Stories at Patreon!

I’ve been renovating my Patreon campaign, which allows readers to pledge to support my various online writing projects, like the Sheep Might Fly fiction podcast, and receive cool rewards like books, postcards, naming rights to stories and glitter art as well as EXCLUSIVE TANSYRR CONTENT. Check out all the changes to the rewards and goals here at this update!

The new rewards include:

2 Exclusive Short Stories each year – for everyone at the $2 level & above. This is a big one, the most popular option from the poll earlier in the month. The stories will be delivered in ebook form, and be exclusive to Patreon supporters for at least 2 years. They might be about characters from some of the many fictional worlds I am currently juggling, or something completely new.

Galactic Suburbia Slack – access to this awesome new members-only discussion forum, also at the $2 level & above.

Manticores – mysterious snippets that will appear on the Patreon supporters-only feed, and sometimes in pieces of actual post sent out to supporters at the higher levels. This started out as a silly suggestion at the end of a poll and has turned into a project I’m really excited about, so stay tuned to discover it as it unfolds.

Random Act of Post – this $5 level (previously Random Act of Postcard) now includes postcards, story snippets or other small mailable items sent out to you 3 times per year by “Manticore Post”

Future goals to unlock: Exclusive Stories go up to 3 a year, an Extreme Essay Extra a month, The Inky Valkyrie Book Club, and a beautiful Midwinter chapbook.

Don’t forget! My new essay collection, The Fictional Mother, will be released next month, exclusively for my Patreon supporters.