Give zombies a chance – The S&L Podcast #035

A brief episode this week just to gush about the new Game of Thrones trailer on HBO and get us all squared away on reading World War Z, plus a few alternates if you just don’t think you like zombies.  But come on, all we are saying is give zombies a chance.

QUICK BURNS – unrelated news of the week
Haven  promo gives us a glimpse of new Stephen King on TV   
Interactive guide to Larry Niven’s Ringworld is the next best thing to going there   
BARE YOUR SWORD – feedback from the audience   
Game of Thrones Teaser   
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss has a pub date!   
Zombies They Are a Changin’   
Book Kickoff   
World War Z by Max Brooks   

I have just started listening to S&L (had to get a Tom fix after he left BOL). I am a bit late on this discussion but, on the topic of books where Earth is destroyed, in the Death Gate Cycle novels the Earth is “”sundered”” and used to make four new worlds (plus a small gateway world and a living prison world) each based on one of the four elements. That’s about as destroyed as you can get.

I was also wondering whether either of you have read Neal Stephenson’s first novel “”The Big U”” which has fantastical elements (although it would be more accurately described as satire than fantasy or scifi). This is actually my favorite of his novels because it does not take itself at all seriously.
I do love your show.

-Leif from Oakland

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