Episode 32: Every Decade Gets the Mutant It Deserves

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)

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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.


5 Responses to “Episode 32: Every Decade Gets the Mutant It Deserves”

  1. WHM Says:

    The old format was lovely, but I dig the new one because it’s like all of your are nibbling at the same wheel of cheese but from different places.

    Anyway, here’s my episode pitch:

    I would love to hear you all talk about nonfiction works that impacted the way you experience/view SF&F. I realize that could be a very wide net, but I’m thinking mainly of works of science writing or history, although I suppose theoretical works or travel writing could also fit in.

  2. Paul (@princejvstin) Says:

    Episode pitches? Yeah, I can do that.

    –Research methods, tricks and tips. How do you avoid the rabbit hole? Which rabbit holes to go down? How do you manage the “iceberg”?

    –Writing shorts versus writing long form: Challenges and Opportunities

    –Roleplaying games and their influence on Fantasy (and vice versa)

    There’s plenty more I could suggest–but you guys and gals want to be positive, so I chose in that vein.

  3. Olov L Says:

    Hey, guys!

    Have any of you read the Engelsfors trilogy by Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Mats Strandberg (The Circle and Fire are the two parts that have so far been published in English)? When you come from a small country like Sweden you’re always curious to know what people from the Real World think about stuff from your own neck of the woods and the Engelsfors books contain some of the stuff at least some of you seem to like. What a great sentence.

    Anyway, thanks for a great podcast!

  4. Diane S (@divadiane) Says:

    I hate to break it to you, Paul, but the nirvana you expect to arrive when your little baby is a little older, will (probably) not happen. You see, whatever problems you are having getting through films now, will morph into different problems. My son is 4 and I’m still waiting for the evening that I can feel confident I’ll make it through an entire film. Or actually read a novel-length book in a reasonable amount of time. He’s an early riser, so if I don’t go to bed at a decent hour myself, it’s like shooting myself in the foot. Before, it was that he would inevitably wake up in the middle of a film and we would never get back to it (until the next night), so we gave up and watch a lot more short form (i.e. TV) media. Podcasts have remained easily consumable, walking around town or doing menial tasks. But forget reading or listening or watching or working when the little guy is around and awake. He doesn’t take kindly to not being the center of attention… Mustn’t be the same for you, but talking to other parents tells me it’s very common… Sorry!

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