In which none of your fearless podcasters are impregnated by mysterious aliens for the duration of a single episode, nor do any of us experience a rapidly accelerated pregnancy or give birth to an otherworldly demon/alien/vampire. Also: Batgirl, Bujold and a cranky feminist rant or two. You can get us from iTunes or from Galactic Suburbia.
Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award – fascinating idea – given to a living writer for the first time, Katherine MacLean.
World Fantasy nominations, of course!
The Mystical Pregnancy trope – torture porn? Reproductive terrorism, exploiting women for being female. Violent degradation of women’s bodies for plot.
Andromeda’s Offering Issue 1 – new fanzine to “open up new female voices in SF, raise the awareness of female SF writers and share ideas.”
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SF Signal Episode 70 – 6 men talk about their favourite podcasts and illustrate what we mean by gender disparity in SF gatekeeping; Alisa makes reference to a recent Mind Meld.
What Culture Have we Consumed?
Alisa: Passage by Connie Willis; Red Glove by Holly Black; The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang.
Alex: Diplomatic Immunity and Cryoburn, Bujold; Chicks Dig Time Lords, ed. Lynne Thomas; The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell; Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal; Songs of the Earth, Elspeth Cooper (abandoned). SF Squeecast.
Tansy Glenda Larke – Stormlord Rising; Malinda Lo – Huntress; Penni Russon – Only, Ever, Always
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