ICYMI: Verity, Episode 39: Turn, Smile, Shapeshift, Repeat

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

This week we cover what are some of the trickiest of the villains the Doctor has faced (one who even wears his face)! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we try to stay on topic talking about shapeshifters. What is it about them that’s scary? Do they hold the same appeal for all of us? […]

New Verity! Extra!: The Rani, Remembered

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

This week’s Extra is somewhat melancholy. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, Liz, and Lynne as we remember the Rani and pay tribute to the contribution of the late Kate O’Mara. Cold, sharp, stylish, snarky, and oh-so-delightful, the Rani is one of the Verities’ most beloved Gallifreyan villains. Why do we love her? What made her special? Can/should the Rani […]

SF Squeecast Episode 34 is live!

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Welcome to the March episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 34 is called “Ha, Ha, Ha, BANG!” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and SPECIAL GUEST Michael R. Underwood! This is the third of our NEW FORMAT episodes. In this episode, we generally squeed about expectations. How […]

New Verity! Episode 38: Cybermental

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

You had to know we’d get here sooner or later. How could one of the most iconic villain races in Doctor Who not rate their own episode? Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we talk about the troublesome tin men. From their humble origins to their totally-different new-series origins, we touch on all the bits that […]

New Verity! Extra! Who’s In What?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

This week’s Extra! is another fun one. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about the rabbit holes we’ve disappeared down because of Doctor Who. Which actors and creators have we followed from Who? What other shows have we watched because of them? Are we embarrassed by these properties? (Hint: the answer is yes.) See […]

New Verity! Episode 37: These Villains are History!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

This week we dip into the past to talk about some baddies from the old days. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we set out to discuss the historical villains of Doctor Who. Along the way we discover it’s much more complicated than it seems. Historical (and pseudo-historical) stories are really different beasts from other […]

SF Squeecast Episode 33: An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants is Live!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Episode 33: An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants The February episode of the SF Squeecast, episode 33 is called “An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, and SPECIAL GUEST Adam Christopher! This is the second of our NEW FORMAT episodes. In this […]

One SF/F Research Wiki To Rule Them All…

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

I’m a member of the Science Fiction Collections Consortium. That’s one of those old-fashioned email listservs you may have heard about, where we communicate with one another about who has what, who’s getting what, and who may wish to be in touch with whom. :-) We offer each other duplicates, occasionally commiserate about lack of space, […]

New Verity! Episode 36: Run-of-the-mill to Run for your life!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

  Steven Moffat is often praised for his ability to take perfectly normal everyday things and make them terrifying, but Doctor Who has a long history of such antics. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we chat about lots of mundane items we now give the side-eye, thanks to our beloved show. From angels to dolls […]

Locus Recommended Reading List!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

So, another thing I didn’t get a chance to note because we were in the hospital is that there are FIVE stories on the Locus Recommended Reading List that appeared in either Apex Magazine or Glitter & Mayhem. This list forms the basis for the annual Locus Poll and Survey. So, if you enjoyed them, […]