BiSciFi Podcast

BiSciFi Podcast

A podcast for creators and fans of queer speculative fiction.

Episodes

March 25, 2020
All Retellings are Fanfiction: Amara Lynn Click above to download or find us on Apple Podcasts and iHeart Radio. This episode features author Amara Lynn. We talk about the importance of low-stakes sci-fi and fantasy, the ridiculousness of literary analysis, and, of course, I ramble about my love of fairytale retellings. Stuff we talk about... Continue Reading →
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Hope in the Apocalypse: Alex DiFrancesco Click above to download or find us on Apple Podcasts and iHeart Radio. This episode features author Alex DiFrancesco. We talk about how climate change and gentrification influenced their writing, the importance of found family in the apocalypse, and the problems with blanket boycotts. Stuff we talk about this... Continue Reading →
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The Direction of Greatest Courage: Gail Carriger Click above to download or find us on Apple Podcasts. This episode features author Gail Carriger. We talk about writing a cozy mystery set on a space station, being thirsty in the desert of ’90s spec fic, the origins of “girding your loins,” and how our own prejudice... Continue Reading →
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Reproductive Slavery and the Apocalypse: Meg Elison Click above to download or find us on Apple Podcasts. This episode features author of the Philip K. Dick Award-winning The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison. We talk about menstruating during the apocalypse, the “importance” of furthering the species, and I ramble at Meg about my... Continue Reading →
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We Can Still Have Hope: O.E. Tearmann Click above to download or find us on iTunes. This episode features one half of the writing duo of O.E. Tearmann. We talk about how current events and history inspire speculative fiction, the importance of community over profit, and the power of hope. Stuff we talk about in... Continue Reading →
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Masculinity is a Prison: Michael G. Williams Click above to download or find us on iTunes. This episode features author Michael G. Williams. We talk about the complexity of lived queer experiences, the power of queerness to dismantle the patriarchy, genre jumping and Emperor Norton. We spent so much time trading queer anecdotes, we only... Continue Reading →
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The Spec About Cats & Dogs: Sara Codair Click above to download or find us on iTunes. This episode features author Sara Codair. We talk about the importance of pets in spec fic, mental health representation, and the appeal of short form fiction. Plus we throw a few book recommendations your way. Links are below... Continue Reading →
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Morally Gray: Alex Harrow & Lex Chase Click above to download or find us on iTunes. This episode features author Alex Harrow and artist/author Lex Chase. We discuss our love of morally gray heroes, the use of singular “they,” mental illness in speculative fiction, Marvel superhero fatigue, and then I totally misquote Hermione Granger (don’t... Continue Reading →
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Episode 7: Brianna da Silva & J. Scott Coatsworth Click above to download or find us on iTunes. This episode features poet and host of the Females in Fantasy podcast Brianna da Silva and spec fic author J. Scott Coatsworth. We discuss the importance of gender roles in spec fic, breaking the binary, our love... Continue Reading →
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Lesbian Warriors: Heather Rose Jones & Yarn Owl Reads Click above to download or find us on iTunes. This episode features author Heather Rose Jones and blogger Owl of Yarn Owl Reads. We discuss feminism in historical fantasy, the importance of queer authors writing queer fiction, and the Queer in Space read-a-thon. I also read... Continue Reading →
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