Galactic Suburbia 29!

In which we rant about feminist issues and gender disparity (are you shocked?), Alisa proclaims the death of bookstores and publishing, we look at branding and internet dramah, plus a million zillion award shortlists, TANSY BEING A TIPTREE JUDGE, a Swancon preview, and… um.  It’s a bit long. But full of crunchy Galactic Suburbian goodness. We can be downloaded from Galactic Suburbia or from iTunes.

Diana Wynne Jones passed away.
Shaun Tan wins the Astrid Lindgren Award: 5 million Swedish kroners, approx $750K Australian.
Carol Emshwiller’s 90th birthday celebrations.
25 Angus&Robertson franchises in Australia go indie.
Strange Horizons: dealing with the low numbers of female reviewers.
The Age on the poor numbers of women’s work being reviewed (in the literary “mainstream”), and coverage of a panel on the gender disparity, again in the mainstream.
Prometheus Awards nominees, from the Libertarian Futurist Society.
Authors, editors, and controversy: Running Press, Tricia Telep and Jessica Verday (links not necessarily linked to individuals).
Our very own Tansy becomes a Tiptree judge!! (and had a book released)
… and the Aussie awards that we nearly forgot to talk about:

Livejournal not so live this week.

Feedback and Competition winners!

Swancon Preview

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