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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #8 – “Pygmalion Meets The Exterminator”

This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay discuss the first volume of the mythic western comic, Pretty Deadly, created by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos, and talk about mythology and the way art impacts a story. Then they fall into the SF Awards abyss and discuss a collection of award short lists and winners (and inevitably fail to not talk about the Hugos — we tried, friends). Finally, they lightly touch upon No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper before careening off into a discussion of romance tropes, pop culture pasts, and language.

Discussion References
Intro
Renay’s review of Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos; 01:45
There are spoilers for the comic in this segment.

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Pretty Deadly on Tumblr.
Kelly Sue DeConnick on Tumblr.
Emma Ríos on Tumblr.

SF Awards; 17:28
Clarke Award shortlist
Tiptree winner and Honor List
BSFA shortlists & BSFA winners
Philip K. Dick shortlist & Philip K. Dick winner
Kitschies winners and shortlists
Nebula shortlists

No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper; 44:46
There are spoilers for the book in this segment.

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Recommendations; 59:25
Ana: Infandous by Elana K. Arnold
Renay: Rec your favorite short fiction published in the first quarter of 2015. And Women in Science Fiction & Fantasy Month: rec your favorite books by women writers!. Tag for Women in SF&F Month.

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Ana is the co-editor of The Book Smugglers and Book Smugglers Publishing.

Renay is the co-editor of Lady Business.

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