Episode 15: Live From CONvergence 2: Electric Boogaloo!

August 16th, 2012

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Welcome to the August Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 15 is called “Live from CONvergence 2: Electric Boogaloo.” This episode brought together Squeecast regulars Lynne M. Thomas, Elizabeth Bear and Paul Cornell, and Very Special Guest Lois McMaster Bujold! In this episode we talked about:

  • Bitter Seeds and The Coldest War , by Ian Tregellis (shared by Elizabeth Bear)
  • Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (shared by Paul Cornell)
  • Doctor Who, the Seventh Doctor‘s Era (shared by Lynne M. Thomas)
  • Bat Bomb: World War II’s Other Secret Weapon, by by Jack Couffer (Shared by Lois McMaster Bujold)

We also had a rapidfire discussion of anime, and Lois answered our silly questions.

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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 D. Thomas for general administrative support. Extra special thanks to the programming team at CONvergence, especially Tim Wick, and Matt Allex, who made this recording possible.

Episode 14: Obzocky, or, Monkey Farts

July 19th, 2012

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Welcome to the July Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 14 is called “Obzocky, or, Monkey Farts.” This episode brought together Squeecast regulars  Lynne M. Thomas, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Catherynne M. Valente, and Very Special Guest Karen Lord! In this episode we talked about:

Karen also answered our silly questions.

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 D. Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 13: Of Snickerdoodles, Melting Wombats, Oubliettes, and Mother Pussbuckets.

June 19th, 2012

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Welcome to the June Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 13 is called “Of Snickerdoodles, Melting Wombats, Oubliettes, and Mother Pussbuckets.” This episode brought together Squeecast regulars Lynne M. Thomas, Elizabeth Bear, and Seanan McGuire, with our Very Special Guest Sarah Rees Brennan!

In this episode we talked about:

  • The works of Barbara Hambly, with emphasis on the Winterlands trilogy (shared by Elizabeth Bear)
  • God’s War by Kameron Hurley (shared by Lynne M. Thomas)
  • Fictional Live Burials from Poe to Victoria Holt (shared by Sarah Rees Brennan)
  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (shared by Seanan McGuire)

Sarah also answered our silly questions.

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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 D. Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 12: A Whole Year!

May 14th, 2012

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Welcome to the May Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 12, A Whole Year. This episode brought together Squeecast regulars Lynne M. Thomas and Paul Cornell, with our Very Special Guest Rachel Swirsky!

In this episode we talked about:

  • 52 and Gotham Central (shared by Lynne M. Thomas)
  • Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh (shared by Rachel Swirsky)
  • EasterCon Report (shared by Paul Cornell)
  • With a bonus Invisible Cup of Tea roundtable discussion on the value of conventioning, and the origins of our cup of tea’s invisibility.

Rachel also answered our silly questions.

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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 D. Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 11: This Episode Goes To…

April 23rd, 2012

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Welcome to the April Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 11, This Episode Goes To… This episode brought together Squeecast regulars Lynne M. Thomas, Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, and Catherynne M. Valente.

In this episode we talked about:

  • It by Stephen King (shared by Seanan McGuire)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (shared by Lynne M. Thomas)
  • Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord (shared by Elizabeth Bear)
  • Was by Geoff Ryman (shared by Catherynne M. Valente)
  • With a bonus digression of Seanan’s reaction to The Hum and the Shiver in there somewhere.
  • We skipped the silly questions this time, in favor of an “invisible cup of tea” segment, where we discussed the whole notion of negative reviews of other people’s work when you’re a professional writer yourself.

    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 D. Thomas for general administrative support.

SF Squeecast Nominated for Hugo Award!

April 8th, 2012

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Holy Cats!

We are deeply pleased to announce that we are nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fancast!

We’re in great company:

Best Fancast (326 ballots)
The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts (presenters) and Andrew Finch (producer)
SF Signal Podcast, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, produced by Patrick Hester
SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith

The full slate of nominees is here.

Congrats to our contributors and regulars from 2011, nearly all of whom are also nominated in other categories. :-)

WOW.

Thank you. We are so very, very proud.

Episode 10: The Linguistic Divide of Pants

March 25th, 2012

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Welcome to the March Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 10, The Linguistic Divide of Pants. This episode brought together Squeecast regulars Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Cornell, along with our special guest Nebula and Campbell Award nominee Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon.

In this episode we talked about:

  • Unpossible by Daryl Gregory (shared by Seanan McGuire)
  • Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (shared by Paul Cornell)
  • Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone (shared by Saladin Ahmed)
  • The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe (shared by Lynne M. Thomas)
  • With a bonus digression about the X-Men in there somewhere.
  • We also asked Saladin our silly questions.

    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 D. Thomas for general administrative support.

Episode 9: What I Like About You

February 14th, 2012

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Welcome to the February Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 9, What I Like About You, AKA The Awkward Episode. In this episode, recorded on February 4, we have discarded our cardinal rule and talked about each others’ work, doing our best to make each other squirm in honor of Valentine’s Day.

It is truly awkward. We hope that you enjoy it.

Our discussion featured Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Lynne M. Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente, along with our special guest Scott Lynch, the author of the Gentlemen Bastard Sequence of novels, beginning with The Lies of Locke Lamora.

In this episode we discussed works from each Squeecaster that we had consumed. Their websites are linked on our sidebar, so we’re just gonna list ’em.

  • First we talked about Paul Cornell’s Doctor Who work, and his fiction work, including his short story “Secret Identity” and the novelette “The Copenhagen Interpretation” (plus a couple of bonus Doctor Who New Adventures novels). I should note that I misspoke about the season in which “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” appear: they are in the THIRD series of the New Series, not the second. I also happened to reverse the sexualities of the main character in Paul’s short story that appeared in the Masked anthology, “Secret Identity.” It’s a good story, but I read it over a year ago. (Sorry, Paul.)
  • Then we talked about the works of Seanan McGuire, specifically Feed, Discount Armageddon, and her album Wicked Girls. Please note: WE TOTALLY SPOILED THE END OF FEED to talk about the awesome execution of it. If you don’t want to be spoiled, you’ll need to fast forward about 5 minutes. You have been warned.
  • Lynne M. Thomas was on the hotseat next, as Squeecasters discussed Chicks Dig Time Lords and Apex Magazine and the SF Archives at NIU.
  • We discussed Cat Valente’s work next, specifically Deathless and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and The Orphan’s Tales.
  • Elizabeth Bear was next, and we talked about The Stratford Man, The Jenny Casey novels, and the New Amsterdam stories.
  • Finally, we put Scott on the hot seat, discussing The Lies of Locke Lamora, and making him answer embarrassing questions. There were sharks involved.

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 D. Thomas for general administrative support.

The SF Squeecast Episode 8: The Middlesquee!

January 25th, 2012

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Welcome to the January Episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 8, The Middlesquee! This episode, recorded back on July 30 of last year, brought together Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Cornell, along with our special guest Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who worked as a producer on Lost, and was the creator of The Middleman.

In this episode we talked about:

We also asked Javi our silly questions.

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

Episode 7: Our Holiday SF Squeecast Extravaganza

December 20th, 2011

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Welcome to our Winter Holiday Extravaganza Episode of the SF Squeecast! This episode brought our regular cast together once again: Catherynne M. Valente, Elizabeth Bear, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, and Paul Cornell.

In this episode we talked about:

We also asked Seanan our silly questions at long last. There may even be some spontaneous caroling. Along with Seanan’s explanation of the importance of stopping murdering people during the holiday season.

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