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Galactic Suburbia Spoilerific: The Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan Edition

gentleman jole  red queenNew Episode available for streaming and download! In which Tansy & Alex take apart the joyous wonder that is the latest Lois McMaster Bujold novel: Gentleman Jole & the Red Queen.

Discussed:
The Terrible Title
The Vorkosigan Saga So Far (with particular reference to Shards of Honour & Barrayar, with plenty of spoilers for All The Key Moments involving the Vorkosigan family)
Uterine Replicators and Their Social Implications
Older Women in Space (send us your Space Grannies story recs!)
Space Opera as Social History
Triad Marriages and Alternative Parenting Models
The Changing Roles of Mothers and Grandmothers with an extended lifespan
Oliver Jole as unusual male hero: how often do we see books about men choosing between career advancement and having children?
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Sheep Might Fly: Fake Geek Girl Part 7 Show Notes

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew episode of Sheep Might Fly!

You can listen now to Episode 7 on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app, I hope), and also stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly here on the Podbean site.

“Fake Geek Girl,” was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story (along with a fantastic piece from Stephanie Lai) directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

In Part 7, Sage’s Coffee Shop AU, it’s Sage vs the Skinny Goth Waiter, and Hebe, and the rest of the band. He’s got some life-changing wisdom to share, but drummer heal thyself!

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Galactic Suburbia 137 Show Notes

Young Talent Time!

Young Talent Time!

In which we welcome a new member of the Galactic Suburbia: Next Gen, and embrace the awards season.

Baby News: Happy birth to future feminist awesome little dude Samuel, and congrats to his parents, Alisa & Chris as well as newly minted big sister Mack!

Nebula ballot.

Aurealis shortlist

Ditmars shortlist

Norma! Shortlist.

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Sheep Might Fly: Fake Geek Girl Part 6 Show Notes

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew episode of Sheep Might Fly!

You can listen now to Episode 6 on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app, I hope), and also stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly here on the Podbean site.

“Fake Geek Girl,” was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story (along with a fantastic piece from Stephanie Lai) directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

In Part 6, Texts From Monday (in a super short update), Sage ditches band practice and Holly gives him a piece of her mind.

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Sheep Might Fly: Fake Geek Girl Part 5 Show Notes

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew episode of Sheep Might Fly!

You can listen now to Episode 5 on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app, I hope), and also stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly here on the Podbean site.

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated “Fake Geek Girl” for a Ditmar, and congratulations to all the nominees.

“Fake Geek Girl,” was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story (along with a fantastic piece from Stephanie Lai) directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

In Part 5, Hebe and the Magical Fire Alarm Meet-Cute, we learn the specific problems that come with fire safety in magical share houses, and Hebe finally starts to figure out what Ferd’s deal is anyway.

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Sheep Might Fly: Fake Geek Girl Part 4 Show Notes

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew episode of Sheep Might Fly!

You can listen now on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app, I hope), and also stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly here on the Podbean site.

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated “Fake Geek Girl” for a Ditmar, and congratulations to all the nominees.

“Fake Geek Girl,” was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story (along with a fantastic piece from Stephanie Lai) directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

Part 4 is an excerpt from the Elegant and Articulate Diary of Miss Juniper Cresswell, Gentlewitch and Scholar, in which the lady muses on the hardships of her life, chronicles a certain disastrous share house dinner party, ignores her ongoing crush on Holly Hallow and her pretty hair, and embraces a brand new One True Pairing.

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Galactic Suburbia Episode 136

New episode is up! Get it here!

(Oh and since we recorded this up, Galactic Suburbia and Letters to Tiptree both received Ditmar nominations, thanks to our Australian listeners/readers who nominated us!)

355514-molly-meldrumIn which Alex and Tansy leap back into 2016 to talk Awards (it’s that season again!), comics, novellas, mysterious London novels and epic feminist canon. Also, Molly Meldrum.
Locus Recommended Reading List.
BSFA Awards shortlist

Letters to Tiptree 99 cents! Bestseller on Amazon!

Tansy’s new podcast plug! Sheep Might Fly & Fake Geek Girl

Kickstarter for Ursula Le Guin documentary.

Nominating for Hugos (til end of March) don’t forget.

And Part 1 of the University of Oregon’s Tiptree Symposium, with Julie Phillips – (Alex says: sorry not sorry, Tansy)

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Sheep Might Fly: Fake Geek Girl Part 3 Show Notes

Flying Sheep Show NotesYou can listen to the next episode of Sheep Might Fly on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app, I hope), and also stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly here on the Podbean site.

Our current story is “Fake Geek Girl,” which was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story (along with a fantastic piece from Stephanie Lai) directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

In the super short Part 3 of the story, you get the band’s Friday Night set list, annotated by! Holly! Because obviously she’s too busy to narrate a chapter of decent length.

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Sheep Might Fly – Fake Geek Girl Part 2 Show Notes

Flying Sheep Show NotesYou can listen to the next episode of Sheep Might Fly on iTunes (or your own favourite podcast app, I hope), or stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly here on the Podbean site.

Our current story is “Fake Geek Girl,” which was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story (along with a fantastic piece from Stephanie Lai) directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

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Sheep Might Fly – Fake Geek Girl Part 1

Flying Sheep Show NotesNew podcast! It’s not up on iTunes yet, but for now you can stream, download & follow Sheep Might Fly over on the Podbean site.

Our first story is “Fake Geek Girl,” which was originally published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 14, Issue 4. You can buy the issue containing the story directly from their website.

Meet Fake Geek Girl, the band that plays nerdy songs at the university bar every Friday night, to a mixture of magical and non-magical students: lead singer Holly writes songs based on her twin sister Hebe’s love of geek culture though she doesn’t really understand it; drummer Sage is an explosive sorcerous genius obsessing over whether Holly’s about to quit the band to go mainstream; shy Juniper only just worked up the nerve to sing her own song in public and keeps a Jane Austen themed diary chronicling the lives and loves of her friends. When the mysterious, privileged Ferd joins their share house, everything starts to unravel…

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