Episode 9 – Foreigner by CJ Cherryh

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Welcome back to the very delayed Episode 9 of Magical Space Pussycats!We’re a speculative fiction book club, news, and chat show and we’re delighted you’re here.

We recorded this AGES ago but due to life getting very busy for all of us we managed to let it slip by without actually uploaded – sorry! So here for your delayed listening pleasure is our discussion about Foreigner by CJ Cherryh.


News and updates

The book

Foreigner by CJ Cherryh.

What’s the next book from the Lady Vaults?

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper. (Book 1 in the Dark is Rising sequence). 



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.

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.

Synners by Pat Cadigan – http://bit.ly/29oIjq4

Lemonade Awards Info: http://bit.ly/29hutmU
Lemonade Awards Twitter (for picture we mention): http://bit.ly/29itUJ9
Sputnik Awards Info: http://bit.ly/29oumHM
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
Europe in Autumn Book: http://bit.ly/29Mn67C
xkcd Terry Pratchett Quote and Comic: https://xkcd.com/1498/
Outlander Article: http://huff.to/29wRm7P

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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