We’ve got Hugo nominations open! And a new Heinlein novel. I mean “new” to everybody but him, we guess. Plus, we kick off In the Company fo Others by Julie E. Czerneda.
Veronica explains the awesome piece in the New York Times about Ken Liu, we’re excited for The Witcher, we announce the January book will be In the Company of Others by Julie Czerneda, and we wrap up The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. Plus, we put the “fun” in Science Fungus.
Got reader’s block? We’ve got some tips to get you out of it. Is there too much SFF out there now? And why Death is Veronica’s favorite character. We kick off Hogfather and give our final thoughts on Snow Queen!
How we’re feeling about the Snow Queen, and where it’s world-building might have drawn from. Plus two alternative pronunciation guides for the character names. Plus, a treasure trove of awesome articles about SciFi-type things!
So many awards! You have no excuse for not finding something awesome and new to read right now. Not that you ever do with us on the job, we hope. Also, our first impressions on reading The Snow Queen.
We explain why the Tiptree Award is now the Otherwise award, welcome the casting of Apple’s Foundation TV show, and Sam Sykes has a message for Stephen King (and Myke Cole).
Should you feel guilty for re-reading? The answer is no. But you shouldn’t feel guilty for not re-reading too. Plus our fantasy casting of A Darker Shade of Magic is pretty much all Keanu.
Targaryen TV show possible? Check. Clifford Simak movie on Netflix? Check. Far Side back? Check. Showtime turns down The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show? WHAT?! BUT LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!
Fran Wilde’s op-ed from the future sounds hilarious. N. K. Jemisin’s new novel sounds awesome. And Andy Weir’s short story has been adapted into a cool short film. So much good reading out there! Plus our thoughts on why Trail of Lightning has us thinking that sometimes you just have to kick your problems in the face.
The Hugos have come and gone, and they were awesome. Audible’s in trouble for speech-to-text. But they’re right, it’s an accessibility issue. Also, the publishers are right, it’s a copyright issue! Tell it to the judge, both of you! Plus, we kick off our September pick, Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.