“It’s a Mint, not a Hint”
Just an overview of some news and few discussions from the Goodreads forums this week including the HG Wells story competition that banned science fiction. And required everything to be handwritten.
QUICK BURNS – News
Veronica and Tom’s ComiCon adventures!
Words to live by: advice from 34 science fiction/fantasy authors
H.G. Wells short story contest bans science fiction, and gets no entries
Best selling SciFi on Amazon right now – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Best selling fantasy on Amazon right now Sookie Stackhouse the 8-copy boxed set
Also preorders of Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time) is number 4 overall best SciFi Fantasy (comes out November 2)
RELEASE THE KRAKEN! — or some books
“The Terminal State (Avery Cates) [Mass Market Paperback] – Jeff Somers ” 7/27/2010
Diane Duane – Omnitopia Dawn: Omnitopia #1 [Hardcover] 8/3/2010
Sheri S. Tepper – The Water’s Rising 8/31/2010
Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings 8/31/2010
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Veronica’s reading “Time Traveller’s Wife By Audrey Niffenegger
Narrated by William Hope and Laurel Lefkow”
Hello Veronica and Tom,
A pleasure to listen to you! I follow both of you on your respective sites(a Twit fanatic and a Patrick Norton wannabe Winking smile emoticon), and just recently found Sword and Laser due to an off the cuff remark from Tom on TNT. I was an avid reader of books long before there were computers, so imagine my excitement when I heard you discussing old friends! I have never sent a fan mail/response to anyone before so forgive me if I ramble a bit.
Thanks for all the suggestions Glenn!
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Tom and Roger give their impressions on San Diego ComiCon 2010 and geekery in general.
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“Live from SDCC”
“We don’t need roads”
Tom at ComiCon, a Samsung Galaxy S for your trouble, white iPhone pushed until fall, Microsoft licenses ARM, a $35 tablet computer, and more.
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“Princess in another handheld”