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

Transcript here.

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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.

Transcript here. Text of review here.

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43 - Sword & Sorcery with Jared Shurin

This episode I'm joined by Jared Shurin (@straycarnivore) of the award-nominated genre site Pornokitsch (@pornokitsch), and editor with Mahvesh Murad of the upcoming anthology The Djinn Falls in Love.  We discuss the Sword & Sorcery subgenre, and an old quote from Lin Carter defining the genre.

We call a story Sword & Sorcery when it is an action tale, derived from the traditions of the pulp magazine adventure story, set in a land, age or world of the author's invention - a milieu in which magic actually works and the gods are real - a story, moreover, which pits a stalwart warrior in direct conflict with the forces of supernatural evil.

In addition, Charles Payseur joins us to recommend short fiction centered around falling.

Transcript here.  Transcript of Charles' review here.

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42 - "Our Dragon doesn't eat the girls he takes"

Back in December 2015, Renay (of LadyBusiness and Fangirl Happy Hour, among others) joined me to talk about Naomi Novik's Uprooted.  In this episode - fanfiction, Uprooted, and surprisingly timely recommendation for Black Wolves.

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