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Sisters of Sci-Fi

Episode 21: Magdalena Mouján Otaño- We and Our Own

Melissa Selzer and I talked about We and Our Own by one of histories most incredible women, Magdalena Mouján Otaño.

The poem, of the same name, written by her grandfather, that inspired this short story is here:

Zer da Euskera, nor da euskaldunak,
Zeiñ, will Nongotarrak say?
Galdezka daude atzerritarrak
Ontara Begira,
mundu gustyan bere berdiñik
Ez Duben Euskal will miss.
Eziñ ikusi gaituste ondo,
irten gautezen argira,
iñork mantxarik sortu ez dezan
Gure Jatorri Garbira.

– Pedro Mari Otaño

Our next book will be Bloodline by Claudia Gray. It may be available at your local library, or it can be purchased on Amazon.

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Episode 20: V.S. Holmes, Writing and Archaeology

Part two of a crossover with the Amphibian Press Podcast, V.S. Holmes talks about her experiences as a writer, publisher, and archaeologist in the private sector.

Part one can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CRdtAH5oxw&feature=youtu.be

Website: www.vsholmes.com
Publishing site: www.amphibianpressbooks.com

Box set pre-order/order: books2read.com/darkhorizons
Start reading the archaeological sci-fi series (Starsedge: Nel Bently) for free: https://www.vsholmes.com/explorers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorvsholmes
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VS_Holmes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vs_holmes
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthRhMtY9NSLpbCIMNd20tw

Our next story will be We and Our Own by Magdalena Moujan Otano. You can find it in the anthology Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain. It may be available at your local library, or it can be purchased on Amazon.

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Episode 19: Tamai Kobayashi- Panopte’s Eye

Neha Bawa joins me to talk about “Panopte’s Eye” by Tamai Kobayashi.

A copy of the story is in So Long Been Dreaming: Post-Colonial Science Fiction and Fantasy. It is more than likely available at your local library, as well as on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/So-Long-Been-Dreaming-Postcolonial/dp/155152158X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=So+Long+Been+Dreaming&qid=1557281170&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Our next story will be We and Our Own by Magdalena Moujan Otano. You can find it in the anthology Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain. It may be available at your local library, or it can be purchased on Amazon.

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

Episode 18: Dr. Steffi Diem and Nuclear Fusion

Dr. Steffi Diem joins us to talk about her fascinating work in Nuclear Fusion. She talks about how she got into the subject area during college, what she’s working on now, and the important, positive impact Nuclear Fusion can have on the future of clean/green energy.

A link to the image of the reaction in process: https://www.iter.org/fr/newsline/229/1229

An image of the Pegasus Toroidal Experiment that Dr. Diem worked on while studying at Princeton:

Our next story will be Panopte’s Eye by Tamai Kobayashi.

You can find it in the collection So Long Been Dreaming: Post-Colonial Science Fiction and Fantasy. It is more than likely available at your local library, as well as on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/So-Long-Been-Dreaming-Postcolonial/dp/155152158X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=So+Long+Been+Dreaming&qid=1557281170&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Episode 17: Pat Murphy- Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates

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

Dr. Steffi Diem and I both adored the short story Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates by Pat Murphy.

It is available on iBooks, Kindle, and in the fantastic collection, Sisters of the Revolution: a Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

It is also available here: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sex-Among-Invertebrates-Murphy-ebook/dp/B009KZ0ZV0

Our next story will be Panopte’s Eye by Tamai Kobayashi.

CORRECTION: I say the anthology is called Post-colonial Dreaming, which is incorrect. The actual title is So Long Been Dreaming: Post-Colonial Science Fiction and Fantasy. It is more than likely available at your local library, as well as on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/So-Long-Been-Dreaming-Postcolonial/dp/155152158X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=So+Long+Been+Dreaming&qid=1557281170&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Episode 16- Dr. Nyssa Silbiger- Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems

Dr. Nyssa Silbiger talks about her work in Marine Biology and how climate change affects marine ecosystems. She also brings up the important, and often overlooked, element of how climate change is a social justice issue, and that changes happening in one part of the globe wind up affecting ecosystems in entirely different areas.

Website: https://nyssasilbiger.com/

Twitter: @NSilbiger

Our next story will be Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates by Pat Murphy. It is available on iBooks, Kindle, and in the fantastic collection, Sisters of the Revolution: a Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

It is also available here: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sex-Among-Invertebrates-Murphy-ebook/dp/B009KZ0ZV0

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

Episode 15- Nisi Shawl- Everfair

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

Teresa Jusino, of the Finding Felicity Podcast, and the Leather and Love Podcast, joins me to talk about Everfair by Nisi Shawl (who it, admittedly, one of my favorite authors).

NOTE: I kept calling one of the characters “Owens”, when his last name is “Owen”. Singular. Sorry about that!!

The bio of Nisi Shawl, as told in her own words (as I promised in the intro): http://www.nisishawl.com/Autobiography.html

Follow Teresa on social media: Twitter and IG, @teresajusino @teampomonok

Facebook: @teampomonok

Podcasts: “Finding Felicity (on Fanbase Press)” and “Leather and Love”

Our next story will be Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates by Pat Murphy. It is available on iBooks, Kindle, and in the fantastic collection, Sisters of the Revolution: a Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

It is also available here: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sex-Among-Invertebrates-Murphy-ebook/dp/B009KZ0ZV0

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

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!