Episode 8 – Favourites of 2016

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Welcome back to episode eight of Magical Space Pussycats! Welcome back to all of you – new and returning! We’re a speculative fiction book club, news, and chat show and we’re delighted you’re here.

In this episode we’ve put aside the book club reads and are talking about our top books (and other media) of 2016!


Chelsea’s favourites: 

  1. Beyond Jealousy (Beyond #4) by Kit Rocha. 
  2. I Hate Fairyland Vol.1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young.
  3. Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley. 
  4. Bonus round – Star Trek: The Next Generation

Elizabeth’s favourites:

  1. The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor. 
  2.  A Natural History of Dragons (Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan.
  3. Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. 
  4. Bonus round The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson.

Kaitlin’s favourites:

  1. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. 
  2. Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson. 
  3. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu. / Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. (Kaitlin is naughty cheater. )
  4. Bonus round Caraval by Stephanie Garber. 

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



The beautiful cover of Between Two Thorns. 

Kaitlin – The Adversaries by David Hair (Ravana #2) AND Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman (Split Worlds #1).


Chelsea – Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned From Eighties Movies (And Why We Don’t Learn Them From Movies Any More) by Hadley Freeman. Also we encourage everyone to watch Point Break (1991) because it is epic.

Elizabeth – Vigil by Angela Slatter.

Next book club pick:

Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh.