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Alisa, Alex and Tansy bring you speculative fiction news, reading notes and chat from the galactic suburbs of Australia

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Alisa, Alex and Tansy bring you speculative fiction news, reading notes and chat from the galactic suburbs of Australia

    Episode 207: November 2019

    Episode 207: November 2019

    In which we finally complete the Joanna Russ book club in our final ep for 2019!
     
    Tansy - Terror Australis
     
    Alex goes to Broadside, The Wheeler Centre’s festival of feminist ideas, and is confronted by whiteness. (https://broadside.wheelercentre.com)
     
    WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET:
     
    Rebuilding Tomorrow crowdfunded - postponed

    JOANNA RUSS BOOK CLUB: Author’s Note and Afterword

    CULTURE CONSUMED:
     
    Alisa: the great Twelfth Planet Press move (again)
     
    Tansy: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss; The Crown; Big Finish: Cicero; Dead Media by John Richards; 
     
    Alex: Infomocracy, Malka Older; The Name of the Rose (tv series); White Tears/ Brown Scars, Ruby Hamad
     
    Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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    Episode 206: October 2019

    Episode 206: October 2019

    In which an Epilogue is not always the end of the book…
     
    WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET:
     
    Rebuilding Tomorrow https://www.pozible.com/project/rebuilding-tomorrow/
     
    “Otherwise” Award: https://tiptree.org/2019/10/from-tiptree-to-otherwise 

    JOANNA RUSS BOOK CLUB: Epilogue (BUT STILL NOT THE END)
    38:20 to 58:45

    CULTURE CONSUMED:
     
    Alisa: Good Omens; The Good Place
     
    Tansy: Romances: Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals & Lucy Parker’s London Celebrities, The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter & The Gilded Cage by KJ Charles. Killjoys & Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin. 
     
    Alex: Orphan Black; The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley; The Old Lie, Claire G Coleman; Dolly Parton’s America: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america 
     
    Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 205: September 2019

    Episode 205: September 2019

    In which we tackle aesthetics, astounding name changes, and leave you the Danger Mouse theme tune.
     
    WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET:
     
    Winter’s Tale Kickstarter fully funded!
     
    Hugo winners: https://locusmag.com/2019/08/2019-hugo-and-campbell-awards-winners/ 

    The Campbell Award/Astounding Award, Codes of Conduct, and such: http://file770.com/storm-over-campbell-award/ 
     
    https://theastoundinganalogcompanion.com/2019/08/27/a-statement-from-the-editor/

    JOANNA RUSS BOOK CLUB: 1:21:15 to 1:49:05
     
    How to Suppress Women’s Writing: Chapter 11
     
    PSA for Australians: Glitch season 3 is on ABC iView, completely. 
     
    No culture this week, too much talking! 
     
    Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!
     
    In light of recent discussions, Julie Phillips has commented on the question of whether or not Alli Sheldon and her husband Ting had a suicide pact, an issue that she felt she was not clear enough about in the final chapters of her biography. https://twitter.com/jcfphillips/status/1168267581708546049
     

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Episode 204: August 2019

    Episode 204: August 2019

    In which we struggle with responses, and Winter’s Tale is coming…
    WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET:
    World Fantasy Finalists https://www.tor.com/2019/07/25/announcing-the-2019-world-fantasy-award-finalists/
    CSFG Kickstarter -- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/csfg/unnatural-order
    Coming this week: the next Twelfth Planet Press Kickstarter! Winter’s Tale by Nike Sulway & Shauna O’Meara
     
    JOANNA RUSS BOOK CLUB:
    How to Suppress Women’s Writing: Chapter 10 Responses: 

    CULTURE CONSUMED: 
    Alisa:  The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers Wayfarers series;  Geek Actually S1 (Serial Box)
    Alex: Machineries of Empire (inc Hexarchate Stories), Yoon Ha Lee; New Suns, ed. Nisi Shawl; Good Omens
    Tansy: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone, Spider-Man,The Spy who Dumped Me, Good Omens
    Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon  - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!
     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 203: June 2019

    Episode 203: June 2019

    In which we consider renaming our podcast to Houston, We Have A Podcast, but someone else got in first...
    FEEDBACK: From Rachel & Phillip
    WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET:
    Ditmars: https://locusmag.com/2019/06/2019-ditmar-awards-winners/
    Norma: https://normakhemmingaward.org
    No Joanna Russ Book Club this week, but read How to Suppress Women’s Writing: Chapter 10 Responses for next episode!
    CULTURE CONSUMED:
    Tansy: Harry Potter & The Cursed Child (Princess Theatre, Melbourne), Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy, Big Finish blitz (Torchwood: Ghost Mission, Goodbye Piccadilly, Broken, The Green Life), Evelina, Frances Burney
    Alex: The Meg;  all of Haven; most of my Hugo reading; Robots vs Fairies, ed. Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien
     
    Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 202: May 2019

    Episode 202: May 2019

    In which we consider our role models and lost history, plus awards season is hotting up!
     
    WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET: 
    Hugos: https://locusmag.com/2019/04/2019-hugo-and-campbell-awards-finalists/
    BSFA: https://locusmag.com/2019/04/2018-bsfa-winners/
    Norma: https://normakhemmingaward.org
     
    JOANNA RUSS BOOK CLUB: 
    How to Suppress Women’s Writing: Chapter 9, Models (38:30)
     
    CULTURE CONSUMED: 
    Alisa: Santa Clarita Diet S3; Discovery!; Sabrina S2; Your Favourite Band Cannot Save You, Scotto Moore; Dread Nation, Justina Ireland
    Tansy: Five Unicorn Flush by TJ Berry, The Women’s War by Jenna Glass, The Royals
    Alex: Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez; a lot of Marvel; Perihelion Summer, Greg Egan; The City, not long after, Pat Murphy
     
    Please send feedback to us at galacticsuburbia@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @galacticsuburbs, check out Galactic Suburbia Podcast on Facebook, support us at Patreon - which now includes access to the ever so exclusive GS Slack - and don't forget to leave a review on iTunes if you love us!

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