Galactic Suburbia Episode 179 Show Notes

Get the new episode here.

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!

Sheep Might Fly: Let Sleeping Princes Lie, Part 6, Somewhere Over the Rainbow

New episode available for streaming or download!

Previous Episodes of this story:
Part 1, Charming Dreaming
Part 2, The First Rule of Spinning Wheels
Part 3, Royal Coping Mechanisms 101
Part 4, You Spin Me Right Round, Baby
Part 5, Kiss the Quill

New book alert! My superhero novella Girl Reporter is available for pre-order on Amazon now.

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, early ebooks and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

Sheep Might Fly: Let Sleeping Princes Lie – Part 5, Kiss the Quill

Part 5 of Let Sleeping Princes Lie available to stream or download!

Previous Episodes of this story:
Part 1, Charming Dreaming
Part 2, The First Rule of Spinning Wheels
Part 3, Royal Coping Mechanisms 101
Part 4, You Spin Me Right Round, Baby

Let Sleeping Princes Lie is the third novella in the Castle Charming series. Check out Glass Slipper Scandal and Dance, Princes, Dance, right here on the podcast. (Here’s the Master List of all podcast serials on Sheep Might Fly so far…)

New book alert! My superhero novella Girl Reporter is available for pre-order on Amazon now, and you can check out the full cover reveal at the Mary Sue.

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, early ebooks and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

Galactic Suburbia Episode 178 Show Notes

New episode is available now to stream or download!

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!

Girl Reporter – cover reveal today!

I’m in the Mary Sue!! How awesome is that? My piece on the queer YA “revolution” (you know, that thing that’s been happening in YA fiction for quite a while now) and my brand new superhero novella Girl Reporter went up today along with a first look at the gorgeous cover art by Emma Glaze:

The Queer YA Revolution Continues: Girl Reporter Cover Reveal

I’m so excited for everyone to read this book about modern day superhero myths and Millennial media!!!! You can’t read it yet, but Girl Reporter is available for pre-order on Amazon. And if you simply can’t wait until December 19, you can fill in a bit of the time by checking out my first two superhero stories in the same series: “Cookie Cutter Superhero” in the fabulous YA anthology Kaleidoscope, and “Kid Dark Against the Machine” as a standalone ebook.

You don’t have to have read either of those stories to enjoy Girl Reporter, but both Joey of CCS and Griff/Kid Dark of KDAtM have significant roles in Girl Reporter along with other fan favourites like The Dark and Astra. So as Alisa said (will say) on the next episode of Galactic Suburbia, why wouldn’t you read those stories too?

Sheep Might Fly: Let Sleeping Princes Lie – Part 2, The First Rule of Spinning Wheels

You can download/stream the episode here today.

If you missed it, listen to Part 1, Charming Dreaming

Let Sleeping Princes Lie is the third novella in the Castle Charming series. If you want to catch up on the previous adventures of Kai, Dennis, Ziggy and the Royals, check out Glass Slipper Scandal and Dance, Princes, Dance, right here on the podcast.

(Here’s the Master List of all podcast serials on Sheep Might Fly so far…)

You can also read Glass Slipper Scandal & Dance, Princes, Dance as ebooks available across many formats and platforms, or download them as part of the story bundle you receive when you become a financial supporter of my Patreon.

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, early ebooks and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

Sheep Might Fly: Let Sleeping Princes Lie – Part 1, Charming Dreaming

New serial this week! This is Let Sleeping Princes Lie, the third novella in the Castle Charming series. Download or stream the first episode here.

If you want to catch up on the previous adventures of Kai, Dennis, Ziggy and the Royals, check out Glass Slipper Scandal and Dance, Princes, Dance, right here on the podcast.

(Here’s the Master List of all podcast serials on Sheep Might Fly so far…)

You can also read Glass Slipper Scandal & Dance, Princes, Dance as ebooks available across many formats and platforms, or download them as part of the story bundle you receive when you become a financial supporter of my Patreon.

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, early ebooks and exclusive stories for a small monthly pledge.

See you next week!

New Books! With and without wings.

New Tansy books for sale!!

My tiny short story collection, Please Look After This Angel and other winged stories, is now available in a print edition, only from Amazon. So cute! So tiny and giftable!

Also this week — THE BROMANCERS! The latest Belladonna University novella is now available for sale on Kindle, Kobo, iBooks & Smashwords.

The fabulous Narrelle M Harris interviewed me here about the Belladonna U series.

There’s one more book release on the horizon… a certain beautiful hardback of a certain novel involving Musketeers and spaceships… hopefully an announcement on this will be coming soon!!

In the mean time, there’s a new installment of a Tansy!story every week on the Sheep Might Fly podcast. New serial starting next week!

Sheep Might Fly: Did We Break The End of the World Part 6

The final episode of this serial! Come back next week for Part 1 of a new Castle Charming serial, “Let Sleeping Princes Lie.”

“Did We Break the End of the World” was first published in the excellent anthology of disability & apocalypse: Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench.

Check out the Sheep Might Fly Master List: we’re up to 9 complete story serials on this podcast!

Also check out my new podcast, Frankentastic, a regendered reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

If you missed it:

Did We Break The End of the World Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

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.

Galactic Suburbia Episode 176 Show Notes

In which we read books, make books and regender books. Get the episode here!

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!