32 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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    • 4.6 • 11 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.

    L.A. Young- Race and Oppression in Science Fiction

    L.A. Young- Race and Oppression in Science Fiction

    L.A. Young does a guest-takeover-episode to talk about race and oppression in Science Fiction. She gives suggestions and examples of works by Black Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction authors that address the issues of racism and social justice within society.

    The complete list of books and stories she mentions (as well as how to follow her) is in the show notes on the Sisters of Sci-Fi website: www.sistersofscifi.com

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

    • 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Arconna ,

A Solid SF/F Show!

The title of the show should give away its focus: SF/F by women! There are a handful of shows doing this very thing, and Sisters of Sci-Fi has carved out a strong corner, diving into SF/F new and old, interviewing/discussions interesting guests, and providing interesting commentary.

I put this one up there with Breaking the Glass Slipper. And tha's a pretty high compliment, cause I love BGS! So if you're looking for an SF/F show with a demographic focus, give this one your time. It's totes worth it.

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.

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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