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Galactic Chat 72 Rivqa Rafael

Ditmar Award winning Australian author and editor Rivqa Rafael takes a moment out from an exciting new crowdfunding campaign to talk to David McDonald in the first Galactic Chat of the year.

In this interview, they talk about Rivqa's background as an editor, her own writing, and how the two shape each other. We also get to here about the unique perspective that having degrees in both writing and science brings to Rivqa's work. 

Rivqa also shares her experiences attending Wiscon, leading into a discussion of feminism and intersectionality—including discussing her perspective as a Jewish writer.

And, we hear how we can support an amazing new project from The Future Fire: Problem Daughters.

Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, focusing on the lives and experiences of marginalized women, such as those who are of color, QUILTBAG, disabled, sex workers, and all intersections of these.

Problem Daughters Crowdfunding Campaign

Problem Daughters Press Release

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: Rivqa Rafael
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: David McDonald
 
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Galactic Chat 71 John Picacio

David McDonald interviews award winning artist extraordinaire John Picacio on the eve of his art show at Balticon.

In this interview, they talk about John's influences and inspirations, and pay tribute to some of the great artists of spec fic. They also discuss the responsibilities that come with having a platform, and how we can work to bring cultural change.

John talks about his creator owned art, including the amazing Loteria series, and they discuss cultural appropriation.

John also provides a number of recommendations of artists for listeners to check out. This list includes, but is not limited to, some of the names below:

Richard M. Powers

John Berkey

Brad Holland

Marshall Arisman

Joseph Cornell

Bill Sienkiewicz

Dave McKean

Kent Williams

Gerald Brom

John Picacio Website

Lone Boy

Credits:

Interviewer: David McDonald
Guest: John Picacio
Music & Intro: Tansy Rayner Roberts 
Post-prod.: David McDonald

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