Sisters of Sci-Fi
By L. Stephanie Tait
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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 the discussions between host L. Stephanie Tait, and her fellow guest-hosts. New episodes will be posted the first and third Tuesday of every month.
||ExplicitMary 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...||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitL. 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...||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCristina 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...||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCarole McDonnell- Lingua Franca||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...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChristine 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...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRokeya 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. If you haven’t read it, yet, a pdf of the story, written in 1905, can be...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrianna da Silva from the Females in 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...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPamela 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...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCat 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...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSabrina 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...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Steffi Diem- Experiences of Women in STEM||TW: Discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace. Dr. Diem approached me about having a discussion about some of the things she has encountered as a woman working in STEM a long time ago. We decided to record a "what would you have done"...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBecky Chambers- The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet||This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion. Dr. Steffi Diem and I cover The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, which can more than likely be found at your local library, or can be...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKitty Swink- Actor, Producer||The second episode of each month will feature a woman somehow involved in science fiction (writing, directing, makeup design, etc.) or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math). It is a fun way to get to know the women who are active within the..||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnn Leckie- Ancillary Justice||This episode is filled with SPOILERS, since we give specifics throughout our discussion. For our first episode, I chose to discuss Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie with Kate Motzenbacker. You can purchase the ebook on itunes and kindle, and the...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSisters of Sci-Fi Preview||Launching September 4, join L. Stephanie Tait and her guest hosts on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast!
I’m learning so much about the history of sci fi and getting great new book recommendations. Stephanie is a wonderful host to spend an hour with.