Galactic Suburbia 68!

The post-Hugo edition! In which stats are chewed and swallowed, rebels become the government, the secret (true) history of Wonder Woman is revealed and Alisa joins another cult. You can get us from iTunes or at Galactic Suburbia.

News

Hugo Awards: The Winners, the Ustream and the Stats (you can download the stats pdf at the bottom of the page that links to)

Caroline Symcox on coming out as Christian to SF Fans & coming out as SF fan as a curate.

Another Wonder Woman TV show in development – this one may contain some Wonder Woman.

Further discussion on conventions, creepers & safe spaces
Genreville
We Don’t Do That Anymore
And the SF Signal Podcast

Science books written for girls, or possibly “girls”.

What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Newsroom; Getting Things Done podcast, David Allen

Alex: Outcasts; Heir to the Empire, Timothy Zahn; Midnight Lamp, Gwyneth Jones

Tansy: How to Train Your Dragon audiobook; To Spin a Darker Stair (Fablecroft); The Twelve Labors of Wonder Woman;

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2 responses

  1. As per Alex’s suggestion I read The Forever War this fortnight.

    An interesting read, but far more relevant in the decade that it was written. I think the social context of a generation feeling left behind by social changes as with Vietnam veterans returning to an unrecognisable America (or as extrapolated in this book) isn’t as relevant as the divide we see now between social conservatives and progressives.

    Is there a particular reason you were reading this one?

    1. I’m not sure how quickly I would have picked up the Vietnam context if I hadn’t read the intro – I hope, quite fast, but I’ll never know! I really enjoyed the book but perhaps not as viscerally as I might have in the 70s, or even 80s.

      I read it because I have seen it referenced in a lot of places as a Good Book. I think Jonathan Strahan in particular might have recommended it, and he knows my preferences relatively well.

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