Femme Fatale is a literary character defined as a conniving seductress, someone who cannot be trusted. In the fantasy and science fiction genres, male authors far outnumber the women and their names are more widely recognized. It's time to change that. Femme Fatale is a podcast about the female authors of the fantasy and science fiction world, where their life and works will be celebrated. It's time to change the way women are viewed in literature.
Episode 18: 10 Black Women Who Write Sci-Fi and Fantasy
I did not announce this in the episode, but I will be switching over to an every other week schedule for the podcast.
Thanks for understanding!
Episode 17: The Haunting of Hill House Show vs. Book
This week I am discussing the similarities and differences between The Haunting of Hill House Netflix show and the book written by Shirley Jackson.
Trigger Warning: I do briefly discuss suicide in this episode, I apologize for not mentioning it in the audio.
If you are interested in buying The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, you can find it on bookshop.org
You can also watch the t.v. miniseries on Netflix.
Episode 16: Gilded Book Review (Ft. Noël Rathnaw)
In this week's episode, Noël and I dive into a book review for Gilded by Marissa Meyer.
If you want to buy this book, you can find it on bookshop.org
Episode 15: The Big 5 Publishers
This week I do a roundup of the top 5 publishing companies in the world, otherwise known as "The Big 5".
No New Episode Announcement
There is no new episode this week due to the fact that I got COVID-19 the first weekend of January and didn't have time to work on the podcast. There will be a new episode up next week though!
Episode 14: 22 New Releases for 2022
In this extra special episode, I go through 22 books coming this coming year!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these books you can do so on bookshop.org
Episode 13: Marissa Meyer
Happy new year! For the first episode of 2022, I am talking about the author, Marissa Meyer.
If you want to buy any of her books, you can find them on bookshop.org
Episode 12: Problematic Authors (Ft. Noël Rathnaw)
This week, Noël and I begin the discussion about problematic authors.
The Death of an Author Essay:
Trigger Warning Websites:
Episode 11: "Circe" Review
Check out this week's book review on Circe by Madeline Miller
If you want to skip the spoiler part of the episode here is the timestamp for the end of the episode: (42:40)
If you want to buy Circe check out bookshop.org
Episode 10: The Ugly Truth About the Dewey Decimal System
This week I am talking about the life of Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal Classification system he created.
An example of a Dewey Decimal Classification for the book The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab:
Episode 9: Madeline Miller
I have some big news today, followed by an episode about author, Madeline Miller.
Episode 8: Spooky Season Special!
This week, I am going through 10 spooky reads to enjoy this spooky season or whenever you need a little extra spooky in your life.
If you want to buy any of the books I mentioned in this episode, head on over to www.bookshop.org
Episode 7: "Gods of Jade and Shadow" Review (Ft. Noël Rathnaw)
This week, Noël and I deep dive into Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
You can find her books on bookshop.org
If you don't want to hear any spoilers skip ahead to (1:00:27) and to hear about what we are currently reading!
Episode 6: Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Her Works
This week, I dive deeper into the short stories, collections, novellas and novels written by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
NOTE: Part way through the episode I said novels are 50k-60k words. I meant to say they are 50k-60k or more.
Check out Silvia Moreno-Garcia's website below!
Episode 5: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
For the next three weeks, I will be talking about Silvia Moreno-Garcia and her works. As the first episode in this mini-series, I talk about her bio and some struggles she has faced as a Latinx author.
Her Website: https://silviamoreno-garcia.com/
Innsmouth Free Press: https://innsmouthfreepress.com/
Episode 4: The Several Parts to Literary Sexism (Ft. Noël Rathnaw)
This week, special guest Noël Rathnaw and I discuss the many aspects of Sci-Fi and Fantasy that are sexist. Below you will find the articles we drew this information from.
Episode 3: "Oryx and Crake" Review
This week I am taking a closer look at one of Atwood's novels, Oryx and Crake.
Support local bookstores by buying new books from bookshop.org
Episode 2: Margaret Atwood: Her Works
This week, we are going through Atwood's life works. We will be taking a closer look at her novels and ending with a short discussion on the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale.
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Episode 1: Margaret Atwood
In our first episode about Margaret Atwood, we will be learning about her childhood and career as a writer.
You can support local bookstores by purchasing Oryx and Crake from bookshop.org
Documentary: Margaret Atwood: Once In August filmed by Michael Rubbo
Trailer for Femme Fatale
I am so excited to announce this new podcast, Femme Fatale! The first episode will be released on September 1st. I hope you will join me on this journey to uplift female authors in the fantasy and sci-fi realm.