Galactic Suburbia 38

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.

News
Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award - fascinating idea – given to a living writer for the first time, Katherine MacLean.

Mythopoeic Awards.

World Fantasy nominations, of course!

World SF Travel Fund

The Mystical Pregnancy trope  – torture porn? Reproductive terrorism, exploiting women for being female. Violent degradation of women’s bodies for plot.

Vote For Top-100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Titles; Swedish Writing Fairy crunches the numbers.

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.”
(you can find them on Facebook)

Where are the women in the new DC Comics? Newsy; interview with Batgirl cosplayer.

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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