Tag Archives: 2017

Signal Boost #6: Sophia Chester (Cosmic Callisto Caprica/Rocket Romance) and Heather Rose Jones (Alpennia Series/Lesbian Historic Motif Project)

23 May

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Sophia Chester, author of Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings of Saturn and the Rocket Romance novellas, joins us to talk about how her books tackle the civil rights era IN SPACE!!! Then Heather Rose Jones, author of the Alpennia Regency Fantasy Adventure Romance series and the Lesbian Historic Motif Project, joins Jen to talk about the characters of Alpennia, her newest venture into YA, and how she’s created a vital resource for writers and readers to learn about lesbians throughout history.

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Signal Boost #5: A Conversation about CoGeeko Ergo Sum

16 May

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen have a conversation about their earliest memories of geekdom and how they came into their love of SFF from very different directions. In addition, they both have their mini-boosts for the week! Shaun cheats and boosts THREE things. That rapscallion.

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Top 10 Posts and Episodes for April 2017

11 May

Time for another statistics post! Here’s what readers loved on our blog or podcast throughout April 2017:

Top Posts:

  1. Metropolis (1927), Feminism, and Influence by Stina Leicht
  2. Beyond the Cliché Shelf: Making Characters Vibrant and Unexpected by Aliette de Bodard
  3. Breaking News: Peter Jackson to turn The Silmarillion into a 14-movie epic by Michael J. Martinez
  4. Book Review: CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge (Reviewed by Daniel Haeusser)
  5. Ten Post-Apocalyptic Novels Written by Women by Nicolette Stewart
  6. The Intersection: AI and Creator-bias by Stina Leicht
  7. Book Review: Wothwood by Natania Barron (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  8. Book Review: The Weight of the World by Tom Toner (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  9. Book Review: Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)
  10. Book Review: The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard (Reviewed by Paul Weimer)

Top Episodes:

  1. Signal Boost #1: George Sandison (2084) and Alexandra Pierce (Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler)
  2. 321. The Immigrant Experience in SFF w/ Sabrina Vourvoulias, Rose Lemberg, and Bogi Takács
  3. #55. Attack the Block (2011) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Tiara W.
  4. #03. The Last Command — Thrawn and On and On (A Star Wars Literary Podcast)
  5. 317. Disability in SF/F — A Discussion w/ Sarah Chorn and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
  6. 313. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anticipating 2017
  7. #57. Get Out (2017) w/ Faridah Gbadamosi and Andrew Hackley — A Shoot the WISB Subcast
  8. 294. Mazes and Monsters (1982) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”
  9. 320. Alex Wells/Acks (a.k.a. Social Justice Biker Witch) — Hunger Makes the Wolf (An Interview)
  10. 304. Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear (a.k.a. The Rakish Rogue and the Sky Marshall) — An Interview

What did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments!

Signal Boost #4: Gideon Marcus (GalacticJourney.org) and Andrew Barton (Tailings of the Golden Age)

9 May

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Gideon Marcus, founder and primary writer of Galactic Journey, joins Jen to tell us about the Traveler’s Galactic Journey to 55 years ago. Then Andrew Barton, science fiction writer from beyond the Wall, joins Jen to talk about his short stories and his blog series, “Tailings of the Golden Age,” which examines golden age science fiction stories through the progressive lens of the modern age. Stay till the end for one extra little boost!

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324. Inclusivity in Fairy Tales — A Discussion w/ Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, and Shveta Thakrar

8 May

Beastly brides, universal motifs, and complicating narratives, oh my! Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, and Shveta Thakrar join Julia and Mike (who dusts off his M.A. in Folklore Studies) to discuss inclusivity in fairy tales, specifically the conversations in Fairy Tale and Folklore studies about how to decolonize the conversation and become more inclusive.

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