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Episode 14- Mary Poffenroth- Fear and Communication

Using her work and research in the area of the Biology of Fear, Mary Poffenroth teaches people, especially scientific researchers, techniques to be able to communicate their findings to the public in an accessible way.

Here is an infographic that shows her 3 steps for neutralizing fear: https://www.marypoffenroth.com/infographic

Website:https://www.marypoffenroth.com

Twitter: @marypoffenroth

IG: @marypoffenroth

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marypoffenroth/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marypoffenroth

Our next story will be Everfair by Nisi Shawl. It is more than likely available at your local library. It is also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

Episode 13- L.T. Meade- The Blue Laboratory

This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion.

Sandra Escalante-Harder and I talk about The Blue Laboratory by L.T.Meade. You can find a copy of it in the  collection The Dreaming Sex, edited by Mike Ashley. It is more than likely available at your local library, or can be purchased on Amazon.

Sandra on IG: @_____sandrita_____

We both loved this story, and how well it illustrated the creepy side of science, pairing the trope of tenacious governance with a bit of mad-scientist on the side.

I realized too late that we never gave a synopsis:

Madeleine, a young English woman, moves to St, Petersburg to become a nanny to the two children, Olga and Maroussa, of English scientist Dr. Chance and his wife. Once there she finds herself enlisted as secretary to Dr. Chance’s science experiments, after expressing an interest in the subject to the two girls. 

Olga and Maroussa warn Madeleine that one night they followed their father into the secret lab and hear someone calling for help. By ingratiating herself into his confidence, Madeleine soon discovers that Dr. Chance’s previous secretary, another English man, has been held captive and experimented on in the name of Dr. Chance’s desire to photograph thought.

With the help of Olga and Maroussa, Madeleine is able to free the captive secretary and have Dr. Chance arrested.

Our next story will be Everfair by Nisi Shawl.

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed.

Episode 12- Cristina Patterson- Contact Lens Painter

Cristina Patterson has the most unique job and impressive filmography I have seen to date. She uses her talents as an artist to create and paint the contact lenses we see in just about every major sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and action movie and tv show from the past 18 years.

IG: EyeFXInc

Website: https://eyeinkfx.com/

Our next story will be The Blue Laboratory by L. T. Meade, which can be found in the collection The Dreaming Sex, edited by Mike Ashley. It is more than likely available at your local library, or can be purchased on Amazon.

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed!

Episode 11- Carole McDonnell- Lingua France

This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion.

Kate Motzenbacker and I cover Lingua Franca by Carole McDonnell. If you haven’t read it can be found here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/12540512-lingua-franca

We were both adored this story, heart-wrenching though it was, and are hooked on Carole McDonnell’s gorgeous writing style.

Her website can be found here: http://carolemcdonnell.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

Our next story will be The Blue Laboratory by L. T. Meade, which can be found in the collection The Dreaming Sex, edited by Mike Ashley. It is more than likely available at your local library, or can be purchased on Amazon.

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed!

Episode 10: Christine Boylan, Gina Young, Nicole Sousa- Sci-Fi Theatre

A very special episode with not one but three guests: Christine Boylan, Gina Young, and Nicole Sousa talk with host L. Stephanie Tait about the production of their Sci-Fi Lesbian Rom-Com play, Meet Cute. There are spoilers as we discuss specifics about the play.

Christine Boylan’s Bespoke Plays: bespokeplays.com

Gina Young: ginayoung.com

Nicole Sousa’s Bride-Con series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxUhMzJGPrznqeAF6i_ikM8-YrUGweCfq

Our next story will be The Blue Laboratory by L. T. Meade, which can be found in the collection The Dreaming Sex, edited by Mike Ashley. It is more than likely available at your local library, or can be purchased on Amazon.

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed!

Episode 9- Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain- The Sultana’s Dream

This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion.

Kate Motzenbacker and I cover The Sultana’s Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Read More

Episode 8- Brianna da Silva, Females of Fantasy Podcast

This is a special two-episode crossover with Brianna de Silva from the Females in Fantasy Podcast. Originally this was part 1 of 2, but due to holiday season craziness, the first portion of this episode (to be published on the Females in Fantasy podcast) will be up December 21st. Read More

Episode 7- Pamela Sargent- Shore of Women

This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion.

Trigger warning for discussion of rape.

 

Melissa Selzer and I cover The Shore of Women by Pamela Sargent. If you haven’t read it, yet, it can more than likely be found at your local library, or can be purchased on Amazon.

An eBook version is also available in various places, including Kindle and iBooks.

We both enjoyed this book, overall, despite its glaring faults.

Our next story for Episode 9 (to be posted on Tuesday, January 8th) will be Sultana’s Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain.

 

A pdf of the story, written in 1905, can be found here: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/sultana/dream/dream.html

 

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed!

 

Episode 6: Cat Rambo, Writer, Editor, President of SFWA

It was a huge honor to interview Cat Rambo, Science Fiction and Fantasy writer, editor, and current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. We discussed her experience as a woman working within this genre.

TW- mention of rape being present in science fiction stories from minute 18:25 to 20:49. Read More

Episode 5: Sabrina Vourvoulias- Ink

This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion.

I am so sorry this episode is a week late- I was dealing with the aftermath of being so heavily involved in the midterms here in California.

Nadia Vazquez and I cover Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias. Read More