We congratulate John Scalzi on his book deal (while Veronica teases about his Lock In Sequel’s title), applaud Ernest Cline’s choice of audiobook narrator and have polar opposite opinions about Leigh Brackett’s “Sword of Rhiannon.”
AndrewP – Just read on the Tor.com website that Tanith Lee passed away 🙁
Joanna: Holy crap, John Scalzi just signed a $3.4 million deal with Tor for his next 13 books. Well, if he still thought that he hadn’t “made it”, he has no excuse for that, now. Given his blog, though, I don’t think imposter syndrome was something he suffers much anymore, if at all. More details, including the plan of books.
James (Observant Raven) The first trailer for The Magicians TV series has been released.
Finalists: 2015 Aurora Award
BARE YOUR SWORD
Are some stories just too old? Forgotten or unreadable by today’s standards?
Adding “Lemmed” as a shelf
Just for fun – reviews of self-pubbed “bad” ebooks
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Next month: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
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