Galactic Suburbia 14 Show Notes: the Last Short Story Edition

Episode 14 is available now at iTunes! It should be available from the Galactic Suburbia site for streaming & direct download later today.

In which we rise above a chorus of dogs, babies and technological glitches to discuss Grand Conversations, why we have no opinions about Robert Heinlein, and why we’re crazy enough to be part of a project which means reading (almost) ALL the short stories.


The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi wins Campbell Award

Jeff VanderMeer announces the closure of the Best American Fantasy anthology series

The WSFA shortlist – an award for short stories published small press.

Controversy caused by Sarah Hoyt’s Tor article on why all those women who don’t like Heinlein are actually wrong (yes, really). Hoyt also blogs here similarly, with a bit more revelation as to why she is so pro-Heinlein and again why those who are not are just WRONG.

What have we been reading/listening to?
Alisa: Watching – District 9, Caprica, Scott Pilgrim
Reading – The Grand Conversation, Timmi DuChamp,
Alex: Permutation City, Greg Egan; Galactic Suburbia, Lisa Yaszek; Shadow Unit (; When it Changed, ed. Geoff Ryman; Swords and Dark Magic, ed. Jonathan Strahan
Tansy: Joanna Russ, How to Suppress Women’s Writing; Rosemary & Rue, Seanan McGuire
Listening – Angry Robot #2 with Kaaron Warren & Lauren Beukes

Pet Subject
How To Find the Best Short Fiction, and the Not If You Were the Last Short Story On Earth Project (LSS)
Why we LSS
What we learned from LSS
What we’re looking for in a great short story, where to find them, and what we have liked so far this year.

Rich Horton (part of our inspiration)

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