Episode 77 — LGBT Speculative Fiction Roundtable w/ JoSelle Vanderhooft

5 Dec

This week’s roundtable is a monster.  JoSelle Vanderhooft, renowned editor of Steam Powered, Steam Powered 2, and many other fascinating collections, joins us for an extensive discussion about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) speculative fiction, the reception of LGBT people in the community (and publishing), the political side of things, and, of course, JoSelle’s work!

We hope you enjoy it the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):
Episode 77 — Download (MP3)

Intro and Roundtable Discussion w/ JoSelle Vanderhooft (0:00 – 1:05:50)

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.


7 Responses to “Episode 77 — LGBT Speculative Fiction Roundtable w/ JoSelle Vanderhooft”

  1. juliancan December 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    I love this author; she loves Simone.

    • J. Andrews December 8, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      I had trouble tracking down this anime, since I thought it was Simone. Then I discovered it’s Simoun. I bought it yesterday and it should be at my house tomorrow! 🙂

      As for sf/f for kids/middle grade with glbtq characters, the best I can come up with off the top of my head is Diane Duane’s Wizardry series. On the face of it, this might seem like fantasy, but it reads like science fiction to me. Unfortunately the glbtq content is subtext — two male wizards who mentor the kids and live together nearby. But kids with gay parents or just gay awareness should pick up on it.

      • shaunduke December 8, 2011 at 11:56 am #

        Oh! Thanks for the info. I didn’t pick up that the mentors were gay in the series. Totally missed that…

  2. nicole December 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Do you have a link for the Steam-Powered 3 call for submissions? I did some googling, but wasn’t able to track down a website/guidelines, and I didn’t find it mentioned on JoSelle’s website either.

    Thanks! Great show!

    • shaunduke December 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      They might not be out yet. Hrmm. They’ll pop up on Outer Alliance eventually, though!


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  2. The Outer Alliance - December 10, 2011

    […] Goh interviewed every contributor for this volume on her blog. See the collected interviews here. *The Skiffy and Fanty Show (a podcast co-hosted by OA member, Shaun Duke) had an LGBTQ themed episode with SteamPowered […]

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