Roger and Tom discuss the nature and motives of regional prejudice as well as a non-spoilery take on the movie Inception.
Get the episode at this link: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.archive.org/download/EastMeetsWest215-RegionalInception/eastmeetswest215.mp3
It’s a catch-up episode with some cool news from the world of the past predicting the world of the future, as well as some data on why eBooks might take you longer to read. And we kick off the new book club pick, The Moon is Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.
Earliest utopian novel by an American woman: 300 Years Hence, 1836
Reading E-Books Takes Longer Than Reading Paper Books
Gateways: Tribute to Fred Pohl with stories by Bear, Benford, Brin, Bova, Gaiman, Harrison, Haldeman and me!
RELEASE THE KRAKEN — or some books
The Unit by Tery DeHart – July 14
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour – B.L. O’Malley July 20
Star Wars: The Old Republic Fatal Alliance – Sean Williams – July 20
The Reluctant Mage – Karen Miller – July 28
BARE YOUR SWORD – feedback from the audience
SDCC — Who’s In?
TMHM: Action! Adventure! Exciting Debate!
Searching for Spy-fi
The Moon is Harsh Mistress – Robert Heinlein (wikipedia article)
Notes on the upcoming monster-sized authorized Heinlein biography
Hi Veronica and Tom!
I just wanted to add yet another to the growing group of people that Veronica has introduced to the Temeraire series. I just finished the first one and absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read the next one! As a note of interest, I downloaded the Kindle app for my iPhone just so that I could download His Majesty’s Dragon from the Kindle store. I don’t have an eReader (yet), and am not completely sold on the Kindle, but I really enjoyed reading this book on my phone.
Thanks so much for the great podcast!
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