Matriarchies – with Aliette de Bodard

Matriarchies – with Aliette de Bodard

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe world as we know it has historically been ruled by men. But when it comes to fiction, writers can choose what power structures they create and how they are depicted. Despite the free rein this allows authors,...
Five Questions with Maggie Nowakowska

Five Questions with Maggie Nowakowska

To mark publication of Geek Elders Speak, an anthology exploring the history of women creators, we spoke to one of its editors, Maggie Nowakowska, about the ways in which fandom has changed over the last fifty years. ABOUT THE BOOK Fandom was a versatile place way...
Magical inequality with Nicole Glover

Magical inequality with Nicole Glover

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn last year’s episode on magical realism, we talked about this genre’s ability to take a recognisable setting and tilt it a few degrees, creating something familiar and yet not quite what we’re used to. Alternate...
Language & Power – with Genevieve Cogman

Language & Power – with Genevieve Cogman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWe constantly discuss themes, stereotypes and assumptions in popular culture, but we don’t often stop to look more closely at the way those issues are expressed. I’m talking about language, and its ability to explore...
Childhood Heroines

Childhood Heroines

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSOr ‘Extraneous Fangirling’ as I subtitled this episode while editing it. And in truth there is a fair bit of fangirling, but there’s also a lot of critical reflection to go with it. Because when we...