S&L Podcast – #139 – The Curse of Chalion Wrap-up

We are busy!  We’re wrapping up our August book The Curse of Chalion.  We’re kicking off our December book The Demolished Man (Kindle edition). We’re setting up interview with Jim Butcher, R. A. Salvatore and Robyn Schneider and we’re headed to DragonCon in Atlanta. All the things! Now! 

 WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?

Tom: Found Object Malbec 2011
Veronica: 2011 Tablelands Sauvignon Blanc Lagoon Hill

QUICK BURNS

Read the first chapter from Ramez Naam’s new nanotech thriller, Crux
R. A. Salavtore’s Demon Wars TTG Kickstarter
Anton Strout and Worldbuilders
One Science Fiction Author Who Does Everything You Want from the Genre
Rare Dune art from Omni reveals Frank Herbert’s original vision
The World Fair of 2014 According To Asimov (From 1964)
LoneStarCon 3 to Feature Author Jay Lake with Film Premiere and Special Exhibit
This Fall’s Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

CALENDAR

TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES

Neil Gaiman provides update on AMERICAN GODS TV show
GAME OF THRONES poised to become HBO’s biggest-ever show

BOOK CHECK-IN

Kick off Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
Kick-off thread
Wikipedia article
Jo Walton on The Demolished Man

Wrap-up The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
What a Refreshing Read–SPOILERS
Standalone novel?
Casting Call

BARE YOUR SWORD
Book Soundtrack
Brandon Sanderson to Write 2nd Infinity Blade Novella

ADDENDUMS
A brief note about the Anthology

Come see us at Dragon*Con!

Saturday August 31

2:30 PM – Sword and Laser w/ guest Jim Butcher

Marriott – A601-A602

 

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Come see us at DragonCon!

Hey all.  If you’re going to be at DragonCon this weekend in Atlanta, come see the show live!

We’ll be sitting down with author Jim Butcher for an hour of conversation and questions from the audience. (See the Author question section to submit a question for the show!)

The show is Saturday August 31 at 2:30 PM  IN the Marriott Room A601-A602

And the word is we will have t-shirts and bookmarks. Yay!

Hope to see you there!

 

S&L anthology acceptance emails have been sent!

Hello everyone! 

After many months of reading, arguing, fighting, blood oaths, sacrificing to the gods of literature, shoot-outs at dawn, etc… we have picked our twenty selections for the Official Sword & Laser Anthology!

If you have received an email from us, congrats! If you have not (by the time of this blog posting) then you didn’t make this round. But let us just say that this task was nearly impossible, considering the amazing talent and writing skills that so many of you exhibited with your submissions. We are truly awed by all of you, thank you. 

Also thanks to our crew of intrepid submission readers, including Josh, CJ, Becca and Aaron. The final judgments came down from Tom and me, so please direct all of your hate mail to us specifically 😉

Again, I can’t stress enough how difficult it has been to make these choices. We all became very protective over our favorites!

If you want to discuss more, please head over to Goodreads. Congrats again to our anthology contributors!

 

 

Catch Tom on the SF Signal podcast!

Patrick Hester from SFSignal was nice enough to have Tom on the excellent (and Hugo-nominated!) SF Signal podcast this week. we had a fun time talking about what you’d expect, science fiction and fantasy, and a few things you might not expect!

Get the episode here.

 

S&L Podcast – #138 – Why Scott Lynch and Neil Gaiman are awesome

 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

QUICK BURNS

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)

CALENDAR

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

BOOK KICK-OFF

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?

EMAIL

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?

ADDENDUMS

This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com the internet’s leading provider of audiobooks with more than 100,000 downloadable titles across all types of literature and featuring audio versions of many New York Times Best Sellers. For listeners of this podcast, Audible is offering a free audiobook, to give you a chance to try out their service. For a free audiobook of your choice go to audiblepodcast.com/sword.  

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