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NEXT EPISODE – May 21st
L. Stephanie Tait and Dr. Steffi Diem talk about Steffi’s work in Fusion Energy and Plasma Physics.

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About Sisters of Sci-Fi

New episodes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

Contrary to the (thankfully) diminishing belief that science fiction is a predominantly male genre, women have been at the forefront of sci-fi and speculative fiction since before it became a popularized literary category. Sisters of Sci-Fi is a bi-monthly podcast that examines the immense amount of science fiction written by women since the 1600s. In order to cover as many writers as possible, over this enormous expanse of time, rich with options, the show is formatted like a sort of book club, so listeners can plan ahead and read along, or sit back and enjoy discussions between host L. Stephanie Tait, and her fellow guest-hosts. New episodes will be posted the first and third Tuesday of every month.

L. Stephanie Tait

Show Host

Stephanie completed a Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies from UW-Milwaukee. She earned a Masters of Arts from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and spent four and a half years pursuing a PhD with the University of Edinburgh’s Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department. She also spent her time in Scotland curating and organizing independent film festivals and screenings with the Film House Theatre in Edinburgh, and the University of Edinburgh’s Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department.

Putting her PhD on hold, Stephanie moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to continue her work in producing, writing, and directing. When not creating fantastical realities on stage, page, and screen, she runs Verthandi Press, through which she published her book “Telling it to the Moon: faerie tales and fantastical journeys”. True to her literary and theatrical geekiness, she runs a monthly classical play reading group with her husband, artist Brian Carroll.

Science fiction has been an all-encompassing part of her life, thanks, in part, to the contagious love of the genre from her parents. When not quoting Frank Herbert’s Dune, waxing poetic about Victorian female sci-fi writers, or arguing why Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country is the best Star Trek film ever made, Stephanie is writing her own science fiction films, books, and short stories, featuring either all-female or predominantly female casts and characters. Sisters of Sci-Fi is the product of this genuine adoration of, involvement in, and frustration with the world of science fiction.

As if you couldn’t get enough of her through the Sisters of Sci-Fi podcast, you can occasionally catch her on the Good Nerd Bad Nerd podcast vacillating between dissing and loving up on various geek culture items, whichever way the mood takes her.

Find her on twitter @Queendomofmab