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Three space feminists read, dissect, and rant at Hugo Award-winning pieces of fiction.

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Three space feminists read, dissect, and rant at Hugo Award-winning pieces of fiction.

    Episode 9: Dune — Lowbacca

    Episode 9: Dune — Lowbacca

    Happy 2020! This episode, your three favorite space witches tackled Frank Herbert's magnum opus — Dune! This book has everything: jedi ladies, poop suits, misogyny, and a main character from the year 10,191 named JESSICA. 
     
     
    Show notes:
    Frank Herbert interviewed by W. McNelly in 1969

    • 1 Std. 12 Min.
    Episode 8: Rendezvous With Rama — Big Dumb Object

    Episode 8: Rendezvous With Rama — Big Dumb Object

    This one was a classic, y'all! December's selection was Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama — a meditation on the power of awe, ancient alien life, gravity-defying space boobs,  genetically engineered monkeys masquerading as house elves, and more.

    • 49 Min.
    Minisode 1: The Unboxing

    Minisode 1: The Unboxing

    Presenting our very first minisode! We had forgotten a few things and had some extra news to share, so voila! Salient points include:
    -follow-up snake research
    -our Robert J. Sawyer mail correspondence
    -a shout-out to Hugos There, our counterpart podcast
    Enjoy!

    • 15 Min.
    Episode 7: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire — Snake milk, or, non-dairy snake beverage

    Episode 7: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire — Snake milk, or, non-dairy snake beverage

    It's here! The day everyone who doesn't read a lot of obscure sci-fi has waited for! Your favorite space crones read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. 
    Listen as we delve into our Hogwarts houses, patroni, and wand types. We'll also get into some incredible tangents about magical contracts, house elf legal statuses, and why Haley thought Nagini had boobs. 

    • 1 Std. 3 Min.
    Episode 6: Hominids — MOON!

    Episode 6: Hominids — MOON!

    This month, we read Robert J. Sawyer's Hominids, the first in his Neanderthal Parallax series. (CW: discussion of sexual violence from an early scene in the novel.) 
    This book is a wild ride — it asks the question "what if Neanderthals became the dominant human species?" that no one ever asked. Neanderthals are all bisexual, take care of the environment, and don't eat any grains. Also, it's unclear if the author has ever met a real-life woman based on some of his characterizations, which we unpack with a hearty laugh. 
     
    Show notes:
    https://www.sfwriter.com/hoforde.htm
    http://www.sfra.org/resources/sfra-review/258.pdf
    http://www.sfreviews.net/hominids.html
    https://www.vox.com/2015/5/26/8661537/sally-ride-tampons

    • 58 Min.
    Episode 5: The Left Hand of Darkness — TOO MALTY

    Episode 5: The Left Hand of Darkness — TOO MALTY

    Howdy fair Hugonauts! This week, we dove into the sci-fi classic "The Left Hand of Darkness" by reigning queen of the genre Ursula K. Leguin. This book won both the Hugo AND Nebula award in 1970, proving that Ms. Leguin is, indeed, the GOAT. 
     
    Be sure to look out for diversions into horses and hardtack and Arctic expeditions, oh my!

    • 1 Std. 1 Min.

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