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Justice League America Issue 30: Teenage Biker Mega-Death! (September 1989)

THE PACKAGING: JLI trade vol 4

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Big Barda, Mister Miracle, Fire, Oberon & Maxwell Lord

GUEST STARS: The Huntress is starting to make a habit of this.

THE STORY: A biker punk has seized the all-powerful mega-rod that Big Barda left in her car. Overwhelmed by the psychic force of the dark energies of Apokolips, he starts a wave of destruction that takes out his friends, a dozen police officers, and a good chunk of the Bronx.

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Sheep Might Fly: The Bromancers Episode 10

EPISODE TEN: Sage Can’t Solve All His Problems With Coffee
Sage gets a date, finds someone new to flirt with, endures a possible death threat, and fails to write his new song. But hey, at least it’s raining.

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.

If you missed it:
EPISODE ONE: Hebe Plans For Failure
EPISODE TWO: Sage Says 10 out of 10, Would Break Up With Again
EPISODE THREE: True Bromance, Mei-Style
EPISODE FOUR: Hebe Is Unexpectedly House Proud
EPISODE FIVE: Whatever Happened To Miss Juniper Cresswell, gentlewoman and cellist?
EPISODE SIX: Sage To The Rescue!
EPISODE SEVEN: Mei Makes a List!
EPISODE EIGHT: Hebe and the Very Big, Completely Fine No Big Deal
EPISODE NINE: The Secret Diary of Miss Juniper Cresswell, Under New Management

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 #5: Stagg Party

THE PACKAGING: Justice League International trade Vol Five

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: Captain Atom, Metamorpho, Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), Animal Man, Rocket Red (Dmitri Pushkin), with Catherine Cobert and Sue Dibny in civilian support. (Power Girl & Flash have the month off, clearly)

GUEST STARS: Sapphire Stagg, Simon Stagg, Java, Maxwell Lord, J’onn J’onzz & Oberon

THE STORY: Captain Atom has been summoned to JLA headquarters to answer for his recent military decisions, and instead of being a grown up (and a professional) about it, he acts like a spoilt child and yells at everyone, which means he ends up with more of a dressing down than he probably otherwise would have got.

Wow, he’s such a dick.

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Sheep Might Fly: The Bromancers Episode 9

EPISODE NINE: The Secret Diary of Miss Juniper Cresswell, Under New Management

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.

If you missed it:
EPISODE ONE: Hebe Plans For Failure
EPISODE TWO: Sage Says 10 out of 10, Would Break Up With Again
EPISODE THREE: True Bromance, Mei-Style
EPISODE FOUR: Hebe Is Unexpectedly House Proud
EPISODE FIVE: Whatever Happened To Miss Juniper Cresswell, gentlewoman and cellist?
EPISODE SIX: Sage To The Rescue!
EPISODE SEVEN: Mei Makes a List!
EPISODE EIGHT: Hebe and the Very Big, Completely Fine No Big Deal

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!

Galactic Suburbia 170

In which Alisa & Tansy are not Handmaids, and we need a lot of cheerful culture to balance out the darkness.

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WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET/WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK?

Our Kickstarter for Mother of Invention is Complete: it’s the end but the moment has been prepared for.

Nnedi Okorafor’s amazing African dystopian novel Who Fears Death to be adapted for HBO, produced by GRRM. (and you thought The Handmaid’s Tale was hardcore viewing…)

Radio National Books program Alisa listened to – discussing The Wanderers & the horrible phenomenon of mainstream literary snobbery around science fiction.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: The Handmaid’s Tale, Star Trek DS9 Seasons 1-5, Orphan Black S5 eps 1-5

Some Handmaid links:

SBS Streaming Ad Placement Almost as Brutal As Gilead

The Handmaid’s Tale in the Monthly by Elle Hardy

Margaret Atwood herself on Handmaid in the Age of Trump

Tansy: Reign Season 2; Bearly a Lady, Cassandra Khaw; The Dragon with A Chocolate Heart, Stephanie Burgis

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 America #29: Nabu In My Mind (August 1989)

THE PACKAGING: JLI trade vol 4

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)

CROSSOVER ALERT: All the references to Kent Nelson/Nabu/Dr Fate probably makes more sense if you’ve read that comic, but honestly he seems super annoying? So not sure why you’d want to

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROLL CALL: J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner,) Fire, Ice, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Mister Miracle (Scott Free) & Big Barda, with Maxwell Lord & Oberon in civilian support.

GUEST STARS: Nabu or Kent or whatever. That dude. Big Barda should probably be in this list too but I refuse to believe she’s not officially on the team.

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Sheep Might Fly: The Bromancers Episode 8

EPISODE EIGHT: Hebe and the Very Big, Completely Fine No Big Deal

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.

If you missed it:
EPISODE ONE: Hebe Plans For Failure
EPISODE TWO: Sage Says 10 out of 10, Would Break Up With Again
EPISODE THREE: True Bromance, Mei-Style
EPISODE FOUR: Hebe Is Unexpectedly House Proud
EPISODE FIVE: Whatever Happened To Miss Juniper Cresswell, gentlewoman and cellist?
EPISODE SIX: Sage To The Rescue!
EPISODE SEVEN: Mei Makes a List!

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!

Sheep Might Fly: The Bromancers Episode 7

EPISODE SEVEN: Mei Makes a List!

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.

If you missed it:
EPISODE ONE: Hebe Plans For Failure
EPISODE TWO: Sage Says 10 out of 10, Would Break Up With Again
EPISODE THREE: True Bromance, Mei-Style
EPISODE FOUR: Hebe Is Unexpectedly House Proud
EPISODE FIVE: Whatever Happened To Miss Juniper Cresswell, gentlewoman and cellist?
EPISODE SIX: Sage To The Rescue!

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!

Emerging from June Victorious With Mermaids

So, that was a month, then.

Quite a month.

With Twelfth Planet Press, I raised $24,000 on Kickstarter to make an extraordinary book! I feel so blessed at the support we received for Mother of Invention, it feels like such a step up in ambition and achievement for Twelfth Planet Press and for me personally. It was huge.

Also in July, I did a bunch of radiotherapy. Which was… not fun, though more of a scheduling nightmare than anything. The people at the hospital were fantastic, my time waiting around for appointments was minimal (my time circling the hospital car park definitely not minimal), and it wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought it was going to be. Still, 20 appointments in one month! So in addition to everything else going on, I had side effects to manage – some pain, some hair loss, a whole lot of crankiness & skin irritation – and the thing I didn’t quite expect, an overwhelming exhaustion that hit me in the early afternoon every single day that I had treatment. I’ve never taken so many naps in my life. Thank goodness for supportive spouse, helpful friends/family and mostly understanding children. (when I say mostly I mean one was hugely understanding and the other… didn’t completely meltdown every single day about Mummy unavailability but made her Concerns Heard)

I also worked several weeks at the university, travelled to Melbourne, won a couple of Ditmars, attended a high tea, read some books, managed to keep up with at least some of my soccer team manager commitments, was dazzled by Wonder Woman, wept over Doctor Who, and kept up weekly instalments of my fiction podcast, Sheep Might Fly.

Our current serial, The Bromancers, turns out to be a lot more novella than novelette – we’re not even halfway through! So there’s a lot more writing than I was counting on, and I didn’t get much of that done at all in June. Roll on Writing More July.

As well as Writing More in July I’m back working on stuff for the Patreon – sending out Random Post, a Backstage Pass, and the first of the EXCLUSIVE stories to Patreon backers at $2 a month and above. If you’ve been thinking about signing up to support me via Patreon this is a really good month to do it, and you also get access to the many ebooks produced so far including the Castle Charming stories, Fake Geek Girl stories, and the Musketeer Space novel.

I’m also going to be working on my next book (a children’s title!), reviewing more Justice League, attending more soccer matches, surviving yet another 2 weeks of school holidays, and so on. Life rolls on.

BACK TO JUNE. Because the final thing I did in that supremely epic month to celebrate all my trials, tribulations and damned hard work was to get my mermaid hair, which I am ridic pleased with even though I can’t personally see most of it, which means I am constantly flicking it to try and see it in my peripheral vision.

It makes me so happy. It’s so PRETTY. I officially like my hair more than I have in a very long time.

Mermaids are awesome. I recommend them highly.

Galactic Suburbia Episode 169

photo credit: Paul Weimer

In Which Alex & Tansy talk awards, culture & promote each other’s projects.

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Continuum & the Ditmars.

Locus Awards: so many winners.

Mother of Invention: last day of Tansy’s Kickstarter campaign! Last chance to pledge!

Luminescent Threads pre-orders open now. The Book Riot review/interview is here!

Avid Bookshop vs. Trolls

How has Twelfth Planet Press has impacted on our listeners? Email galacticsuburbia@gmail.com to provide us with your anecdata!

CULTURE CONSUMED

Tansy: GLOW on Netflix
Alex: InCryptid short stories, Seanan McGuire
Tansy: One Con Glory, Sarah Kuhn
Alex: The Girl who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne Valente
Tansy: Not Your Sidekick, C.B. Lee; Star Crossed by Barbara Dee
Alex: Agents of SHIELD
Tansy: Valentine, Jodi McAlister (@JodiMcA & #PaceysCreek on Twitter)

REPEAT THE TITLE OF YOUR CULTURE

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