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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!

Galactic Suburbia Episode 167 Show Notes

In which we launch new projects and Discover a new/old love for Star Trek. Bet you didn’t know how much we love Star Trek.

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What’s new on the internet?

Nebula Weekend means awards and other announcements!

Tansy announces the impending Kickstarter for Mother of Invention: A speculative fiction anthology of diverse, challenging stories about gender & artificial intelligence.

Alex reveals the cover of Luminescent Threads, the new book about Octavia Butler coming soon from Twelfth Planet Press.

Continuum Preview! Check out the program, because we’re all over it. The whole GalSub team will be at Melbourne for this year’s Continuum — if you’re planning to be there, block off three hours for our Galactic Suburbia-and-Twelfth Planet Press extravaganza including a fundraising bake sale and a pre-launch party for Luminescent Threads. (It’s like a baby shower but for a book, and you don’t have to bring gifts)

CULTURE CONSUMED:

Alisa: Santa Clarita Diet S1; Anne with an E; Luminescent Threads edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal, Twin Peaks.

Alex: Moana; Doctor Strange; Arrow; For the Love of Spock; Silent Invasion, James Bradley

Tansy: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief; The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells; The Sarah Jane Adventures (check out Tansy’s appearance on the Sarah Jane themed Splendid Chaps here)

All of us: Star Trek Discovery Trailer! We have a lot of feels.

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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!

Galactic Suburbia 165

In which we feed our feedback back to you, with a side order of cheesecake! Get the episode here.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET

Aurealis Award winners announced.

Ditmar prelim ballot

FEEDBACK:

Flea’s YouTube channel

Books mentioned in feedback:
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Roller Girl
The Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook
Joy of Cooking
Amanda Downum’s Necromancer Chronicles
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

CULTURE CONSUMED

Alisa: S-Town; Sharp Edge, Marianne Delacourt
Alex: Babylon’s Ashes, James SA Corey; Harry Potter; Samovar
Tansy: Harry Potter + fanfic, Drop Dead Fred

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 and don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!