Galactic Suburbia: the birthday episode

In which there is cake, cake and more cake – we discuss the year that was Galactic Suburbia One, authorial in crowds, gender bias, and announce our exciting new project. We can downloaded from iTunes, or streamed from Galactic Suburbia. 

A Galactic Suburbs CAKE (for the ingredients)

The cake to the left is a boiled chocolate cake – the first cake I ever made, with my mother. It has pure chocolate as ‘icing’.

Left: Alisa’s cake – banana and chocolate, with chocolate frosting!
Right: Tansy’s cake, made by our producer and iced most impressively with cream cheese frosting.

Gender bias at Midnight Echo.

Tiptree Book Club begins with Maureen McHugh’s “Useless Things”.

Announcing Galactic Chat.

Competition: tell us your favourite moment of GS from the last year and win a book!
(Glitter Rose, signed by Marianne de Pierres (limited print run hard copy)
Bold as Love, by Gwyneth Jones
Siren Beat/Roadkill by Tansy (and Rob Shearman))

What Culture Have we Consumed?
Alex: Darkship Thieves, Sarah Hoyt; Betrayer of Worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M Lerner (to be reviewed at Dreams and Speculation)
Tansy: Running Through Corridors, Robert Shearman & Toby Hadoke
Alisa: TED Talks and general update

Pet Subject
What has been a highlight of the year for us?
Has it been what we expected?
Have we achieved what we wanted to achieve? (What did we want to achieve?)

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