The Windup Girl Wrapup – The S&L Podcast #031

We’ve finally finished the Windup girl and we’r ready to wrap it up, but we also have news, some sad (RIP Frank Frazetta) and some glad (Game of Thrones!) Plus we have some excellent thought-provoking commentary from the Goodreads group.  And best of all, we announce we’ll have another episode next week!  Find out who our special guest interview is. (raised eyebrow)

News

Frank Frazetta, RIP       
        
Nebula Award Winners (Includes Windup Girl)              
        
Game of Thrones News       
        
George R. R. Martin talks ‘Game of Thrones’ as the HBO show’s ‘Daenerys’ departs       
        
Winter is Coming – A blog about Game of Thrones series on HBO      
        
Has ‘A Dance with Dragons’ been announced? Check here. Every day.   
               
BOOK Wrap-up

Wind-up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi   

NEW BOOK!

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

BARE YOUR SWORD – feedback from the audience        
        
Cannot finish. Will not finish   
        
The Blade Itself – thoughts on this book?   
        
Last man on earth / post apoc book   
        
Emails:        

Stephen Baxter has a tendency to destroy the Earth in a number of his books. Notably:

Moonseed – Earth wiped out completely starting in the opening scene.
Evolution – Human evolution from triumph of mammals to the end of humanity (Earth survives, people don’t)
Flood – All land gone. Some humans survive.

He’s one of my favourite “Laser” authors and well worth reading.
Regards,

Simon Williams
UK 
   

*****

This is a little old but in catching up on my rss feed of i09.com I
came across this. Ridley Scott!

Thanks for the great group & podcast.

Peter Hansen  

*****

ADDENDUMS        

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East Meets West 207 – The 36 percent solution

Brian Brushwoood of NSFW Show and Scam School guests in place of Roger and tells us among other things how he thinks Lost will end. Tom gives it a 36% chance of being right. Also, Tom tells how the whole job change from TWiT to CNET went down.

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Baby hates Vegas, genetically – Ep. 31

Roger Chang and Scott Fletcher tell us why tailor-made newborns fear the forbidden lands around Las Vegas, the last outpost of humanity.

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East Meets West 206 – Simulation World

Roger co-hosts with Ayleen Gaspar (October Toys) and discusses a new social experiment for Disney, how newbies like Doctor Who, and the need for realism in SciFi.

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