Wow. It’s finally here! Our first episode on our new website, using our new feed! Hopefully everything works out and it ends up in your ears, because it’s time for the team to talk about what they loved in 2017 and what they’re looking forward to in 2018!
We had reason to be a bit down about 2017. Last year was tough for many of us, but it still brought with it some amazing speculative fiction and some amazing growth on the Skiffy and Fanty Show. Our Patreon supporters allowed us to start 2018 fresh and shiny and new, and that brought with it a renewed sense of hope!
For the last couple of weeks, many of our previous guests have been sharing what brings them joy. Hopefully, their joy has inspired some of your own. But sometimes it’s a struggle to find joy, to embrace joy. Our theme this year is “hope,” but hope often starts from a dark place, a place of struggle, fear, and pain. That’s where we leave 2017 and how we’re going to tackle 2018.
In some ways, 2017 was a year where we declared ourselves as members of the resistance. In that sense, 2018 is the year we declare that we know we can win.
But since I’m officially rambling, I’m going to let you go listen to this episode! Shaun, Jen, Paul, and David share some updates about the podcast and look back to the past year and ahead to the future. In addition, most of the rest of the team, including Becca, Trish, David, Daniel, Elizabeth, Alex, Joyce, Stephen, and Rachel, our newest member, hop on for their own quick additions! Hopefully, once you’re finished, you’ll have some new things to add to your reading and watching lists! Those weren’t already too long, right?
We hope you enjoy the episode!
2017 in Review:
- The Invented Part by Rodrico Fresan, translated by Will Vanderhyden
- Orbital Cloud by Taiyo Fuji, translated by Timothy Silver
- “Milla” by Lorenzo Crescentini and Emanuela Valentini, translated by Rich Larson
- “Person Who Saw Cetus” by Tang Fei, translated by S. Qiouyi Lu
- “The Gates of Balawat” by Maria Haskins, translated by Maria Haskins
Looking Forward to 2018:
- Black Panther
- The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
- The Tangled Lands by Tobias Buckell and Paolo Bacigalupi
- Tom Hardy has a rap mix-tape (but it may have already disappeared!)
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