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Galactic Suburbia Episode 179 Show Notes

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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)

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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.

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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!

Galactic Suburbia Episode 174

In which Alisa & Tansy talk #ownvoices, the nuance of diversity and the current trend for “authenticity” at the expense of author privacy.

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WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET?

Yoon Ha Lee on #ownvoices & being outed as a trans author

Follow up from D Franklin on how authors of marginalised identities aren’t beyond criticism when writing about toxic or damaging tropes.

Corinne Duyvis & the origins of #ownvoices and its original intentions.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: the news, the weather & PhD stuff
Tansy: In Other Worlds, Sarah Rees Brennan; A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson

Check out Tansy moonlighting on the Fangirl Happy Hour podcast!

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Galactic Suburbia Ep 173: Show Notes

In which Alisa & Tansy keep the home fires burning for Alex with Hugo chat, Aussie politics and more.

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

Huuuuuugoos!
For the stat badgers among you: The Nomination Stats & The Winner Stats

Patterns Around Octavia Butler (Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler)

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Politics abroad & at home; The Wanderers
Tansy: Torchwood The Aliens Among Us (Big Finish Audio); The Worst Witch (Netflix)

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Galactic Suburbia 171

In which we revisit a favourite old space station to see if it totally holds up, and get angry about superhero girlfriends.

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WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET

WFA Shortlist

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter
Defying Doomsday Award – last call for nominations

Let’s talk about Titania, brand new imprint of Twelfth Planet Press, coming soon.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Deep Space 9; The Wanderers, Meg Howrey; Voyager S1

Tansy: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente; Once Upon a Time S5, Erased.

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!

In which we revisit a favourite old space station to see if it totally holds up, and get angry about superhero girlfriends.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET

WFA Shortlist

Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Kickstarter
Defying Doomsday Award – last call for nominations

Let’s talk about Titania, brand new imprint of Twelfth Planet Press, coming soon.

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Deep Space 9; The Wanderers, Meg Howrey; Voyager S1

Tansy: The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente; Once Upon a Time S5, Erased.

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!

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

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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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Week 2! Post-Continuum.

So, I’m wrecked, basically. Between travel, a long weekend of intense socialising, my current work commitments and oh yes, my daily radiotherapy appointment, I don’t have a spare second to breathe, let alone do my nails.

Also, every spare minute is being siphoned into Kickstarter promotion, so there’s that.

Look, we made it to $12,000 before the end of Week 2! And $130 backers! Why yes, I have created adorable robot icons for many upcoming milestones!!!
Storify of my recent Twitter thread about how awesome our authors are — look at me, developing new skillz!

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Galactic Suburbia Show Notes: Live from Continuum 13!

In which we Continuum all the Continuum! Our live podcast, recorded on the afternoon of June 11 2016, with us still buzzing, inspired and surrounded by cake. Alex has a travel announcement. Alisa is knitting.

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Continuum 13! We were there!

Seanan McGuire’s Guest of Honour Hour

Likhain’s GOH speech on YouTube & written version. (we hadn’t seen this when we recorded so don’t mention it in the episode but PLEASE read/watch it.

Rivqa Rafael’s Continuum tweets Storified.

Mother of Invention: our campaign is past $11,000 and still going!

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Hidden Figures; The Happy Place; Disney on Ice: Frozen

Tansy: Heathers: The Musical/Heathers, Wonder Woman

Alex: Wonder Woman; Hugo reading: Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee; All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders; That Game We Played During the War, Carrie Vaughn;

Q&A: we answer your questions & take on your conversation topics. Thanks SO MUCH to our darling audience, who filled our seats, howled when we needed you to, came up with questions, and stayed blissfully quiet the rest of the time. If you hear a moment of odd, no-context-provided hilarity, just assume something funny has happened involving one of the Galactic Suburbia Gentleman’s Auxilary, or that someone is gesturing with cake.

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!