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About


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Welcome to the SF Squeecast, a Two-time Hugo Award winning monthly podcast in which a group of Science Fiction  and Fantasy professionals squee about things SFnal, in a neverending panel discussion of vague positivity.

We work in a show-and-tell format, with contributors selecting materials to discuss on the podcast. Contributors will not discuss or promote their own work, or the work of those appearing on the podcast in that episode. We did one very awkward episode where that happened. That’s all you get. Because awkward.

Please note that unlike regular review podcasts, the SF Squeecast does not accept unsolicited review copies, ARCs, or the like, in an effort to keep our inboxes less cluttered, and our choice-making as fair as possible. Individual members of the Squeecast may request review copies or ARCs for themselves, and it’s up to us to decide whether we share our reviews on the podcast.

All guests or interviewees appearing on the SF Squeecast are by direct invitation only.

Thanks for your understanding. :-)

Our Regular Contributors include:

Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear is the Hugo and Sturgeon Award-winning author of over twenty novels and one hundred short stories. She divides her time between Massachusetts, where she lives, and Wisconsin, where her partner, fantasist Scott Lynch, lives. She was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year.

Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell is a New York Times #1 bestselling writer of SF and fantasy in prose, comics and television, the only person to be Hugo Award-nominated for work in all three media. His new urban fantasy novel is out next year from Tor.

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire lives on the West Coast, where she gets plenty of wildlife to play with and a minimum of weather to keep her from playing with it.  She currently writes three series (yes, at the same time), along with a great deal of short fiction.  A prolific filker, she has three currently available albums.  Most people assume she doesn’t sleep, or that she sacrifices her enemies to the Great Pumpkin every Halloween.  Both are a little bit true.  She shares her home with two enormous blue cats, one slightly smaller blue cat, and a remarkable assortment of creepy toys.

Lynne M. Thomas (moderator).

Lynne M. Thomas is the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, where she is responsible for popular culture special collections that include the literary papers of over 60 SF/F authors.  She is perhaps best known as the co-editor of the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010) with Tara O’Shea, and Whedonistas (2011) with Deborah Stanish, and Chicks Dig Comics, with Sigrid Ellis (2012), all published by Mad Norwegian Press. Lynne is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine, the editor of The Book of Apex Vol. 4 (Apex Publications) and one of the editors of Glitter & Mayhem with Michael Damian Thomas and John Klima (Apex Publications, 2013). Lynne is also a contributor to the Verity! Podcast, which is 6 women with opinions discussing Doctor Who.

Michael Damian Thomas (moderator)

Along with being the Managing Editor of the Hugo-nominated Apex Magazine, Michael Damian Thomas co-edited Queers Dig Time Lords (Mad Norwegian Press) with Sigrid Ellis, Flying Higher: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry (Meatball Trouble Productions) with Shira Lipkin, and Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications), with John Klima and Lynne M. Thomas. He also has worked as an Associate Editor on numerous books at Mad Norwegian Press, including the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea) and Hugo Award-nominated Chicks Dig Comics (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis). Michael lives in DeKalb with his wife Lynne, their daughter Caitlin, and a cat named Marie. Caitlin has a rare congenital disorder called Aicardi syndrome, and Michael works as her primary caregiver.

Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is the author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, DeathlessThe Habitation of the Blessed, and crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. She is the winner of the Tiptree Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Lambda Award, the Andre Norton Award, the Rhysling Award, three Locus Awards, and the Million Writers Award. She has been nominated for the Hugo and Spectrum Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award in 2007 and 2009.  She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and one enormous cat.

Thanks  to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, and our former technical producer Carole Brown, our current technical producer David McHone-Chase, and our production assistant, Michael D. Thomas, who makes the trains run on time.

Special thanks to Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios, who provided the instrumentals of Seanan McGuire’s songs for the Squeecast.

Special thanks also to Katy Shuttleworth, who created our awesome tentacle princess mascot.

Contact us: sfsqueecastATgmailDOTcom