48 - Book Club

Megan (@couchtomoon) and Maureen (@maureenkspeller) join me for another round of the Cabbages & Kings book club.  Rather than discuss the Clarke Award, we each brought a book of our choice. (Note that unrelated to this episode Megan and Maureen are participating in a Shadow Clarke jury, which has been the site of some fascinating discussions and reviews)  In this episode: Sarah Tolmie's The Stone Boatmen, Sun Yung Shin's Unbearable Splendor and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

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47 - Careful Attention Without Mastery

This episode I am joined by Kate Schapira, host of the Climate Anxieties Counseling blog, to discuss Jeff VanderMeer's award-winning Annihilation, as well as some of her early introductions to the SF&F genre. 

Transcript here.

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46 - Surrounded by the Past

This episode I'm joined by Kate Heartfield (@KateHeartfield) to discuss Historical Fantasy, and Charles Payseur (@clowderoftwo) has short fiction recommendations.

Four Haunted Houses Adam Troy Castro, Nightmare (Sep 2016)

The Girl Who's Going To Survive Your Horror Movie Barbara Bennett, Flash Fiction Online (Mar 2017)

If We Survive The Night Carlie St. George, The Dark (Mar 2017)

The Venus Effect Joseph Allan Hill, Lightspeed Magazine (Dec 2016)

None of This Ever Happened Gabriela Santiago, POC Destroy Horror (Oct 2016)

Indigenous Futurisms Roundtable at Strange Horizons

Transcript to come.  Review text here.

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45 - It's very hard to unsee

This episode, I'm joined by novelist and short story author Na'amen Gobert Tilahun (@naamenism) to discuss his history with the genre, the process of Canon formation, and ways of reacting to harmful representation of marginalized identities in both current and older stories.

Cyberpunk

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44 - Things to Disagree About!

This episode I am joined by Ziv Wities (@QuiteVague), host of the SFSqueeAndSnark short story discussion site, to discuss Jo Walton's The Just City.  We covered our different reactions to the story, the elevation of Plato's Republic to a holy text, and the problems of privilege and how it is portrayed in The Just City.  In addition, Brandon O'Brien returns for the second installment of Black Star Cruises, a review of Maurice Broaddus' forthcoming novella Buffalo Soldier.

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