Episode Two – 21 July 2016

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Welcome to episode two of Magical Space Pussycats! Thank you so much, returning listeners, for coming back to us, and for new listeners – welcome! We’re a speculative fiction book club, news, and chat show and we’re delighted you’re here. In this episode, we talk about our initial thoughts on Pat Cadigan’s Synners, discuss everything from women in coding to Pokemon Go to ALL THE AWARDS, and finish it up (as always!) by telling you what we’re currently reading!

Links:

Synners on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/304806.Synners

Women in Coding article: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/computer-programming-used-to-be-womens-work-718061/?no-ist

Booktubeathon 2016 announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98afk8wZEmI

“Diversity: More than White Women” by Foz Meadows from Uncanny Magazine, Issue 10: http://uncannymagazine.com/article/diversity-white-women/

2016 Gemmell Awards Shortlist: http://www.sffworld.com/2016/07/the-gemmell-award-shortlist/

2016 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist: http://www.sffworld.com/2016/06/2016-british-fantasy-award-nominees/

2016 World Fantasy Awards Shortlist: http://www.locusmag.com/News/2016/07/11044/

What We’re Reading Now (Other Than the Lady Vaults):

Chelsea

Nightmare Magazine, Issue 37: Queers Destroy Horror: http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/ebooks/october-2015-issue-37-queers-destroy-horror/

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle that Brought Down the Klan by Laurence Leamer: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161226-the-lynching?from_search=true

Danse Macabre by Stephen King: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11563.Danse_Macabre?ac=1&from_search=true

 

Kaitlin

Countenance Divine by Michael Hughes: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29748029-the-countenance-divine?ac=1&from_search=true

Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hern: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25944812-the-emperor-of-the-eight-islands?ac=1&from_search=true

Among Others by Jo Walton: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8706185-among-others?from_search=true

 

Elizabeth:

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68494.Perdido_Street_Station?ac=1&from_search=true

The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23281789-the-book-of-phoenix?from_search=true

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Episode 1 – 06 July 2016

Episode 1 of Magical Space Pussycats

In which we say hello, take our first look into The Lady Vaults, and discuss why Brexit is a YA dystopia waiting to happen! Also discussed: the badass ladies of Game of Thrones, Outlander’s reversal of our expectations, and making Lemonade Awards out of SFF’s proverbial lemons.

Magical Space Pussycats is a podcast for readalongs of speculative fiction books from the Lady Vaults along with general chit-chat and bookish goodness.

OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH
Synners by Pat Cadigan – http://bit.ly/29oIjq4

LINKS
Lemonade Awards Info: http://bit.ly/29hutmU
Lemonade Awards Twitter (for picture we mention): http://bit.ly/29itUJ9
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Sputnik Awards Info: http://bit.ly/29oumHM
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SFRA Award for Service to Community: http://bit.ly/29l3p8m

Farah Mendlesohn’s acceptance speech will be printed in an upcoming issue of the SFRA review. Once published these are made available on the SFRA website. http://bit.ly/29AJ2DX
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Europe in Autumn Book: http://bit.ly/29Mn67C
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xkcd Terry Pratchett Quote and Comic: https://xkcd.com/1498/
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Outlander Article: http://huff.to/29wRm7P

BOOKS WE’RE READING
Among Others by Jo Walton: http://bit.ly/29wT8Wu
Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman: http://bit.ly/29wTqfU
Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley: http://bit.ly/29oJPJ6
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: http://bit.ly/29oJsy3
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: http://bit.ly/29lULbe
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger: http://bit.ly/29MpICy

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