Tag Archives: 2017

Signal Boost #9: Sarah Dodd (Samovar) and Rod Faulkner (The 7th Matrix)

20 Jun

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Sarah Dodd, co-editor of Samovar Magazine, joins Jen to talk about what Samovar is, the challenge of finding non-English speculative fiction, and the importance of their collaborations in bringing a translated spec-fic magazine to life. Then Shaun is joined by Rod Faulkner, founder and editor of The 7th Matrix, to discuss speculative short films and web series, the democratization of film, including how important this is for marginalized voices, and some of his recommendations for short films.

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#59. Alien: Covenant (2017) w/ Jeannette Ng — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

19 Jun

Byron, Shelley, and Wagner, oh my! Shaun, David, and Jen, discuss Ridley Scott’s newest edition to the Alien universe, Alien: Covenant, with special guest, Jeannette Ng! The group travel deep into the weeds of the literary and theological references in the film (dragging Shaun along kicking and screaming), Ridley Scott’s ambitious vision, and David’s (not to be confused with the David on the podcast) role as the protagonist of Prometheus and Covenant. It’s a bit of a heavy hitter.

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Signal Boost #8: A Conversation about the Importance of Wonder Woman

15 Jun

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen discuss the importance of the new Wonder Woman film succeeding — both for the representation of women in front of and behind the silver screen. Don’t forget to wait for this week’s boosts at the end!

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326. Joyce Chng (a.k.a. — Starfang: Rise of the Clan (An Interview)

12 Jun

Werewolves in space, Chinese-diaspora, and merchants, oh my! Joyce Chng joins Jen and Paul to discuss her Space Opera novella, Starfang: Rise of the Clan. We talk about the everything from how Joyce was influenced by Singapore’s maritime traditions, to children on the bridge, to werewolves, of course! And don’t believe Joyce when she tells you she can’t write romance because Starfang proves her wrong!

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Top 10 Posts and Episodes for May 2017

9 Jun

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

Top Posts:

  1. A Book by its Cover: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (written by Shaun Duke)
  2. Metropolis (1927), Feminism, and Influence by Stina Leicht
  3. The 2017 Charity Fundraiser for Human Rights Watch: Make Us Review Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) for a Good Cause! (PLEASE DONATE!)
  4. Book Review: CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge (written by Daniel Haeusser)
  5. Breaking News: Peter Jackson to turn The Silmarillion into a 14-movie epic by Mike Martinez
  6. Book Review: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (written by Paul Weimer)
  7. Switching Between Lanes by Stephanie Burgis
  8. Ten Post-Apocalyptic Novels Written by Women by Nicolette Stewart
  9. Book Review: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley (written by Paul Weimer)
  10. Book Review: Children of the Different by S.C. Flynn (written by Daniel Haeusser)

Top Episodes:

  1. 324. Inclusivity in Fairy Tales — A Discussion w/ Sara Cleto, Brittany Warman, and Shveta Thakrar
  2. #55. Attack the Block (2011) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Tiara W.
  3. Signal Boost #6: Sophia Chester (Cosmic Callisto Caprica/Rocket Romance) and Heather Rose Jones (Alpennia Series/Lesbian Historic Motif Project)
  4. 313. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anticipating 2017
  5. Signal Boost #3: A Conversation about Marvel’s Nazi Problem
  6. Signal Boost #4: Gideon Marcus (GalacticJourney.org) and Andrew Barton (Tailings of the Golden Age)
  7. 323. Betsy Dornbusch (a.k.a. The God Sword) — Enemy (An Interview)
  8. Signal Boost #5: A Conversation about CoGeeko Ergo Sum
  9. 322. Babylon A.D. (2008) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ DongWon Song
  10. #58. Night Watch (2004) w/ Juan Sanmiguel — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

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

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