The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (kickoff) – The S&L Podcast #037

It’s a catch-up episode with some cool news from the world of the past predicting the world of the future, as well as some data on why eBooks might take you longer to read.  And we kick off the new book club pick, The Moon is  Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.

Earliest utopian novel by an American woman: 300 Years Hence, 1836   
Reading E-Books Takes Longer Than Reading Paper Books   
Gateways: Tribute to Fred Pohl with stories by Bear, Benford, Brin, Bova, Gaiman, Harrison, Haldeman and me!   
RELEASE THE KRAKEN — or some books
The Unit by Tery DeHart – July 14
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour – B.L. O’Malley July 20
Star Wars: The Old Republic Fatal Alliance – Sean Williams – July 20
The Reluctant Mage – Karen Miller – July 28
BARE YOUR SWORD – feedback from the audience   
SDCC — Who’s In?   
TMHM: Action! Adventure! Exciting Debate!   
Searching for Spy-fi  

Book Kickoff  

The Moon is  Harsh Mistress – Robert Heinlein  (wikipedia article
Notes on the upcoming monster-sized authorized Heinlein biography   
Hi Veronica and Tom!
I just wanted to add yet another to the growing group of people that Veronica has introduced to the Temeraire series.  I just finished the first one and absolutely loved it.  Can’t wait to read the next one!  As a note of interest, I downloaded the Kindle app for my iPhone just so that I could download His Majesty’s Dragon from the Kindle store.  I don’t have an eReader (yet), and am not completely sold on the Kindle, but I really enjoyed reading this book on my phone.
Thanks so much for the great podcast!

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