Hugh Howey caused quite a stir with his findings about independent authors, but what does it mean for us readers? We also talk about the Wizard of Earthsea feminism implications and have an exciting election for the March book pick! There is a gavel involved.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale
Veronica: Vina Robles Red Blend
VIDEO SHOW COMING THURSDAY OMG!!!!!
Self-published ebooks: the surprising data from Amazon
Most Amazon bestselling authors aren’t making minimum wage
WH Auden told JRR Tolkien to cut the love story from Lord of the Rings
Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Suarez On Why Innovation Has Stalled
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
Read Them Now, Watch Them Later: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Adaptation Watch
More on the Redshirts TV Series
What was cut to make the “unfilmable” book Winter’s Tale into a movie
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin
BARE YOUR SWORD
Looking for more firearms in “High” Fantasy
Hi Tom & Veronica,
Listening to Gregory A Wilson talk about his daughter’s name made me think of my own family. I was named after Jessica Atreides (Dune), putting me in the odd position of being named for a sci-fi character AND having one of the most common girls names of my generation.
I passed the nerd legacy onto my own children as well – my son’s middle name is Zaphod (as in Beeblebrox) and my daughter is named Aeryn (after Aeryn Sun from Farscape). Hopefully she won’t resent me for it the millionth time she has to spell it out loud for someone.
Love the show,