SF Squeecast

Episode 37: A Small Vibratory Device for Authors

November 13th, 2014

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WE’RE BACK!!!

Welcome to the November episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 37 is called “A Small Vibratory Device for Authors.” This episode features SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente, and SPECIAL GUEST Amal El-Mohtar!

In this episode, we generally squeed about:

Heap House by Edward Carey (Amal)

Southern Reach by Jeff VanderMeer (Cat)

“The House of Aunts” by Zen Cho (Bear)

Bristolcon (Paul)

We also had a roundtable discussion about juggling professional commitments and life.

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

 

 

Episode 36: Kiddie Pools of Blood… in Phoenix!

July 21st, 2014

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Welcome to the July episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 36 is called “Kiddie Pools of Blood.” This episode is LIVE FROM PHOENIX COMICON and features SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente, and SPECIAL GUEST Charlaine Harris!

In this episode, we generally squeed about teams, writing series, and how to kill people. We mentioned so many things that we are skipping the links this month. If you’re having trouble looking up something on your search engine of choice, please let us know.

Click here to listen, press play below, or right-click to download the episode (mp3)

Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support. Extra special thanks to Lee Whiteside and all of the Phoenix Comicon staff. We had an excellent time.

 

Episode 35: Literary Influence Is a Social Disease

June 12th, 2014

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Welcome to the April/May/June episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 35 is called “Literary Influence Is a Social Disease” This episode features SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente, and SPECIAL GUEST Sofia Samatar!

We apologize for taking so long to post a new episode. We had some recording issues with our April episode, our technical producer moved to a new house, and Michael & Lynne have been busy with some life stuff.

In this episode, we generally squeed about The Long Conversation & books we wish we had read when we were younger.  We mentioned so many things that we are skipping the links this month. If you’re having trouble looking up something on your search engine of choice, please let us know.

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 34: Ha, Ha, Ha, BANG!

March 31st, 2014

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Welcome to the March episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 34 is called “Ha, Ha, Ha, BANG!” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and SPECIAL GUEST Michael R. Underwood!

This is the third of our NEW FORMAT episodes. In this episode, we generally squeed about expectations. How do our expectations affect our squee? Is it better to experience things with no expectations or lots of hype and buzz? We mentioned so many things that we are skipping the links this month. If you’re having trouble looking up something on your search engine of choice, please let us know.

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 33: An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants

February 27th, 2014

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Welcome to the February episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 33 is called “An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, and SPECIAL GUEST Adam Christopher!

This is the second of our NEW FORMAT episodes. In this episode, we generally squeed about comic books and graphic novels! We mentioned so many comics that we are skipping the links this month. If you’re having trouble looking up something on your search engine of choice, please let us know. Works that are currently eligible for Hugo Award consideration this year that we wanted to draw your attention to are in bold.

Paul Cornell:

  • Captain Marvel
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Superior Spider-Man
  • Beautiful Darkness

Seanan McGuire:

  • The Boys (Marvel)
  • Invincible
  • Kim Harrison’s Hollows series
  • The Avengers
  • Dark Horse Warren Comics Archival Editions: Creepy Magazine and Eerie Magazine
  • Alpha Flight
  • Wolverine and the X-Men
  • X-23
  • Wolverine
  • Atomic Robo
  • Atomic Robo and the Flying She Devils of the Pacific
  • Saga
  • The Unwritten
  • Planetary
  • Hypernaturals
  • My Little Pony official comic

Webcomics:

  • A Girl and Her Fed
  • Skin Horse
  • Narbonic
  • Namesake

Lynne:

  • Hawkeye
  • Captain Marvel
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Captain America
  • Batgirl
  • Birds of Prey (Gail Simone)
  • Wonder Woman (Gail Simone)

ADAM:

  • Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern (Blackest Night)
  • Coffin Hill
  • High Crimes
  • Lazarus
  • Black Widow

A Note From Lynne:

I need to apologize, because this podcast deviates from our typical format just a touch more than usual. We recorded 2 days after we got home from the hospital after my daughter’s major surgery. I didn’t do as much prep as I should have. Unfortunately, I ran it as I would a typical panel about the topic at an SF/F convention. I asked craft-related questions that forced Paul, Seanan, and Adam to be more self-promotional than is our wont, and I want to apologize to Paul, Seanan, and Adam for putting them in an awkward position. I will try to do better next time.

 

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 32: Every Decade Gets the Mutant It Deserves

January 26th, 2014

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Welcome to the January episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 32 is called “Every Decade Gets the Mutant It Deserves.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente!

This is the first of our NEW FORMAT episodes. This month we all recommend things that should have award consideration.

Our recommendations include (Hugo Award category in parentheses):

Elizabeth Bear:

Gravity Falls  “The Deep End” (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)

Gravity (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)
Thor: The Dark World (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)
The World’s End (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)
Welcome to Night Vale (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)

The Titanium Physicists (Best Fancast)

Simon Spanton (Best Editor- Long Form)
Beth Meacham (Best Editor- Long Form)

Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (Best Novella)
Cry Murder! In a Small Voice by Greer Gilman’s (Best Novella)

Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis  (Best Novel)
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord (Best Novel)
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Best Novel)
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Best Novel)
Crux by Ramez Naam (Best Novel)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Best Novel)

Seanan McGuire:

Fringe (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
Warehouse 13 (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)

Frozen (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)

Sheila Gilbert (Best Editor- Long Form)

Equoid by Charlie Stross (Best Novella)
Hook Agonistes by Jay Lake and Seanan McGuire (Best Novella)

Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe (Best Novel)

Atomic Robo (Best Graphic Story)

Amy Mebberson (Best Fan Artist)

Catherynne M. Valente:

This Is the End (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)

Liz Gorinsky (Best Editor- Long Form)
Liz Szabla (Best Editor- Long Form)

Paul Cornell:

Orphan Black (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
Arrow (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
Person of Interest (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)

The Memory Cheats (Best Fancast)
The Writers’ Room (Best Fancast)
Radio Free Skaro (Best Fancast)
Verity! (Best Fancast)
The Impossible Girls (Best Fancast)
Reality Bomb (Best Fancast)
Tea and Jeopardy (Best Fancast)
Coode Street Podcast (Best Fancast)
Obsessed (Best Fancast)

Judy Crisp (Best Editor- Long Form)
Lee Harris (Best Editor- Long Form)
Jeanine Schaefer (Best Editor- Long Form)

Lynne M. Thomas:

Doctor Who “The Day of the Doctor” (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
An Adventure in Space in Time (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
Adventure Time (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)
Sleepy Hollow (Best Dramatic Presentation- Short Form)

Pacific Rim (Best Dramatic Presentation- Long Form)

Galactic Suburbia (Best Fancast)

The Traditional by Maria Dahvana Headley (Best Short Story)
Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar (Best Short Story)

Saga (Volume 2) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Best Graphic Story)
The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton (Best Graphic Story)

Queers Dig Time Lords edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas (Best Related Work)

Katy Shuttleworth (Best Fan Artist)

Click here to listen, press play below, or right-click to download the episode (mp3).

 

 

Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

 

Episode 31: Leave Me Hanging Like the True Friends You Are

December 30th, 2013

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Welcome to the December episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 31 is called “Leave Me Hanging Like the True Friends You Are.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, and Lynne M. Thomas plus Special Guest Aliette de Bodard!

In this episode we squeed about:

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 30: I Rarely Pee on Your Floor

November 28th, 2013

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Welcome to the November episode of the 2-time Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecast! Episode 30 is called “I Rarely Pee on Your Floor.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Seanan McGuire, Michael Damian Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente plus Special Guest Emma Newman!

In this episode we squeed about:

 

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Lynne M. Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 29: I Smell Like Candy Corn and Blood

October 30th, 2013

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Welcome to the October episode of the 2-time Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecast! Episode 29 is called “I Smell Like Candy Corn and Blood.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Michael Damian Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente plus Special Guest Ramez Naam!

In this episode we squeed about:

 

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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Lynne M. Thomas for general administrative support.

NB: we are still having iTunes issues. Your patience is appreciated. Please download here!

Hey! We won a second Hugo!

October 17th, 2013

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Image Courtesy of John O’Halloran (Creative Commons NC:SA)

Belated, very, VERY BELATED thanks to everyone who voted for the SF Squeecast for Best Fancast. <3

Another Photoset for the winners by badchess!