31 episodes

Contrary to the (thankfully) diminishing belief that science fiction is a predominantly male genre, women have been at the forefront of sci-fi and speculative fiction since before it became a popularized literary category. Sisters of Sci-Fi is a bi-monthly podcast that examines the immense amount of science fiction written by women since the 1600s. In order to cover as many writers as possible, over this enormous expanse of time, rich with options, the show is formatted like a sort of book club, so listeners can plan ahead and read along, or sit back and enjoy the discussions between host L. Stephanie Tait, and her fellow guest-hosts. New episodes will be posted the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Sisters of Sci-Fi L. Stephanie Tait

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    • 4.5, 8 Ratings

Contrary to the (thankfully) diminishing belief that science fiction is a predominantly male genre, women have been at the forefront of sci-fi and speculative fiction since before it became a popularized literary category. Sisters of Sci-Fi is a bi-monthly podcast that examines the immense amount of science fiction written by women since the 1600s. In order to cover as many writers as possible, over this enormous expanse of time, rich with options, the show is formatted like a sort of book club, so listeners can plan ahead and read along, or sit back and enjoy the discussions between host L. Stephanie Tait, and her fellow guest-hosts. New episodes will be posted the first and third Tuesday of every month.

    Jeanne Cavelos- Astrophysics, Sci-Fi, and the Odyssey Writing Workshop

    Jeanne Cavelos- Astrophysics, Sci-Fi, and the Odyssey Writing Workshop

    Jeanne Cavelos and I talk about her journey from Astrophysicist to Sci-Fi editor, to writer, to creator of the Odyssey Writing Workshop.

    Odyssey Writing Workshop:  https://odysseyworkshop.org/
    Jeanne’s site:  http://jeannecavelos.com/
    Odyssey Facebook: www.facebook.com/OdysseyWorkshop

    The next book is Love and Gravity, by Samantha Sotto, in a crossover episode with the Paperback Romance Book Club Podcast.

    Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS

    • 58 min
    Joyce Chng- Rider

    Joyce Chng- Rider

    This episode is filled with SPOILERS.

    Theo Motzenbacker and I adored Joyce Chng's book Rider.
    You can purchase copies of the series here:
    https://awolfstale.wordpress.com/the-rider-trilogy-ya-sf/

    The next book will be Love and Gravity, by Samantha Sotto, in a crossover episode with the Paperback Romance Book Club Podcast.

    Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

    • 59 min
    Dalal Hanna and Andrea Reid- Riparia and Freshwater Ecology

    Dalal Hanna and Andrea Reid- Riparia and Freshwater Ecology

    Dalal Hanna, Andrea Reid, and I talk about their work to educate young women on freshwater ecology and fisheries.

    Instagram: @Dalal_el_Hanna and @AndreaJaneReid and @RipariaExpeditions
    Websites: http://bennettlab.weebly.com/dalal.html and http://andreajanereid.com/
    Riparia: www.riparia.ca

    The next book will be Joyce Chng’s Rider:https://awolfstale.wordpress.com/the-rider-trilogy-ya-sf/

    Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

    • 48 min
    Mary Shelley- Lodore and Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley- Lodore and Frankenstein

    Melissa Selzer and I cover a LOT- the books Frankenstein and Lodore, the history of Gothic Literature, our personal experiences with reading Frankenstein when we were younger, who Mary Shelley was, and film versions of Frankenstein.

    The next book review will be on Joyce Chng's Rider (Book 1 of the Rider trilogy), which can be purchased here:
    https://awolfstale.wordpress.com/the-rider-trilogy-ya-sf/

    Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Dr. Monifa Phillips- Materials Physics and Scientific Patents

    Dr. Monifa Phillips- Materials Physics and Scientific Patents

    Dr. Monifa Phillips and I talk about her recent PhD research, and her current career as an electronics and engineering trainee patent attorney.

    The article about the Anywayup Cup:
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/jun/08/a-working-life-the-inventor

    Our next book will actually be two: a comparative study between Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus and her penultimate book, Lodore.

    Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

    • 46 min
    Devorah Major- Trade Winds

    Devorah Major- Trade Winds

    This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion.

    Melissa Selzer and I both thoroughly enjoyed devorah major's short story, Trade Winds.

    Our next book will a comparative study between Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus and her penultimate book, Lodore.

    Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MsEmilyEdwards ,

Oh, boy, I love this pod.

Ok, so I have a LOT of feelings about science fiction and gender and this podcast just... hits every single mark. How much do we need this? A LOT. This should be required listening for every genre nerd.

Why needed ,

Bad on so many levels

I just listened to the first half of the episode of Shore of Women, and got too disgusted to continue. The tipping point was when the enthusiastically informed host responded to a comment about '80s feminism with "which was soooo bad." And that was all she had to say on the matter

This was after she tried to figure out if The Giver came before or after Shore of Women, and with blithely zero context in the 80s feminist speculative fiction boom, and clearly never read a piece of sci f from pre80s. May only bother me because I taught Feminist Utopian Fiction in the 90s, but may bother me because the lack was so blatant and the hole was big enough they all fell into it.

The guest, also funny and all, is into filmed SF entirely and rarely reads, so that also had to be sliced into the mix.

KateMotz ,

Love this podcast!

I’m learning so much about the history of sci fi and getting great new book recommendations. Stephanie is a wonderful host to spend an hour with.

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