Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Galactic Suburbia 23!

This is my 1000th post! And it’s a Galactic Suburbia one!

In which we greet a brand new year with discussion about digital media, awards, books, feminism, feedback, more books, anti-heroes, gender roles and take a look at what to look forward to in 2011. We can be downloaded or streamed from Galactic Suburbia, or from iTunes.

News

Follow up on the Jewish fantasy discussion by Rachel Swirsky.

Locus to go digital with issue #600.

Launch of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, new critical zine with focus on women’s work.

The i09 Power List: 20 people who rocked SF & Fantasy in 2010.

Carl Brandon Awards: Hiromi Goto and Justine Larbalestier.

Hugo nominations open – last year’s members of Aussiecon 4, don’t forget you’re eligible to nominate!

Feedback: Kaia, Kathryn & Thoraiya

What Culture Have we Consumed? [AND what culture are you most looking forward to consuming in 2011?]
Alisa: Fringe Season 3, Dexter Season 4, Being Erica (ep 1), Nurse Jackie, How I Met Your Mother, reading Managing Death (Trent Jamieson)
Looking forward to: LSS 2011
Alex: Zombies vs Unicorns, ed. Larbalestier and Black; Factotum, book 3 of Monster Blood Tattoo, by DM Cornish; Dervish House, by Ian McDonald; The Killing Thing, by Kate Wilhelm; Surface Detail, by Iain M Banks.
Looking forward to: Blue Remembered Earth (probably), by Alastair Reynolds; books 2&3 of The Creature Court, Tansy Rayner Roberts; the 2011 Women in SF Book Club; Bold as Love sequence (Gwyneth Jones); Twelve Planets (from Twelfth Planet Press).
Tansy: Wiped, Richard Molesworth;  The Doctor Who Christmas Special!  The Gene Thieves & the Norma; Ascendant, Diana Peterfreund; Big Finish Podcast
Looking forward to: Doctor Who and Fringe (SHOCK, I know), Sherlock, Torchwood, The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan, Burn Bright by M. de Pierres.

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Belated: Boxing Day Mega Podcast

So I’m a bit behind the times, but I thought it worth mentioning that on Boxing Day, a bunch of Aussie sf podcasters (and one from Chicago) connected via Skype to record a mega podcast! Tansy and Alisa, my fellow Galactic Suburbanites, phoned in; there was Jonathan and Gary (for whom it was still Christmas!) from Coode St, Grant from Bad Film Diaries, and Ian from The Writer and the Critic. We talked about what we’d enjoyed about 2010 and what we’re looking forward to in 2011, and – amazingly – with seven people, we managed to record the shorted podcast any of the seven of us had ever been involved in! (As far as I could tell. I may be wrong.)

Jonathan Strahan, eminent editor and podcaster, was our recorder and producer, so you can get it from his website or download it via his podcast (The Coode St Podcast) on iTunes.