We give our final views on Ringworld, and Veronica reveals her secret love at the end of the show. Plus we kick off our August pick, the Curse of Chalion. Nothing very shocking there. BUT we DO deliver a Yet-sized serving of news about books becoming movies. Don’t sasquatch our dreams. Bigfoot your way into the show now.
*(editor’s note: Tom is no longer allowed to write show descriptions after beer)
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Fuller’s ESB
Veronica: 2011 Hangtime Cellars Pinot Noir California
Sneak Peek: Cover art for Hang Wire by Adam Christopher
Scott Lynch auctioning REPUBLIC OF THIEVES for charity
Cover art for Brandon Sanderon’s WORDS OF RADIANCE
One of the world’s most popular SF novels finally coming in English
172 Reasons To Read Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in August 2013 (A GIANT Book Cover Gallery)
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
Disney wants to turn Artemis Fowl into the new Harry Potter
GAME OF THRONES finds its Mace Tyrell (plus a general series update)
Bridge Of Birds Movie being made by Vispop
David Weber’s ‘Honorverse’ books to be turned into movies
Sandman author Neil Gaiman ventures into gaming with Wayward Manor
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Curse of Chalion Wikipedia article
Lois McMaster Bujold interview on Sword and Laser
BOOK WRAP UP
Ringworld by Larry Niven
BARE YOUR SWORD
I have never finished the Dune series due to dislike.
What’s so wrong about giving up on a book?
New comment from Francisco on S&L Podcast – #137 – A rasher of Abercrombie.
On race and genre novels:
I know that Pratchett has his characters (in the City Watch novels) reference the problems of policing in a muli-vital society.
Here’s a question for you:
If you assume that race is not going to be an issue in the future do you mention it?
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