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325. Queen of the Damned (2002) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Megan O’Keefe

1 Jun

Scientology theories, nipple jackets, and, oh my god, is that Shaun singing?! This month, we honestly don’t know how to describe the bizarre twists and turns the conversation takes as Megan O’Keefe joins Shaun, Paul, and Jen to discuss the fairly maligned 2002 goth-wet dream, Queen of the Damned. Basically, the only reason to watch this movie is Aaliyah, because Lestat is an anemic, no-chinned creeper.

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Reading Rangers #1: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

25 May

Butterfly in the sky! I can go twice as high! I can’t sing, so just listen to the theme song… but every time it says Rainbow… think Rangers…

Yes, we really ARE that nerdy!

Reading Rangers is our new, bi-monthly (for now) episode series in which we pick a book and then discuss it!  Thank you to our listener, Edward Giordano, for suggesting this many moons ago, because a book club seemed the perfect fit when Paul and Alex found out that Jen had NEVER READ THE VORKOSIGAN SAGA! (booooo hisssss). Clearly, burning Jen at the stake was not an option, so we’re doing this instead. Jen, Paul and Alex are joined by Stina and Kate on this edition of Reading Rangers to discuss Lois McMaster Bujold’s Shards of Honor. In future episodes, we’ll likely have a rotating cast of both new and old readers. The Vorkosigan Saga is about 50 million books long, so it may take us a while to get through it, but when we’re done we look forward to having listener input on what to read next!

We do hope you enjoy the crew’s discussion of everything from romance (or lack thereof) to interplanetary politics, culture wars, pod babies, disability representation, and Machiavellian emperors. It’s a doozy! If you like, follow along at home! Our next episode of Reading Rangers will be all about Barrayar.

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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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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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