It’s a very dragon-filled episode, as we kick off our December pick, A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, actually by Marie Brennan. Also Temeraire. And Paul and Storm steal our idea but we decide we like them anyway.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, bitters and a brandied cherry
Veronica: Hot Toddy with Bulleit Rye
Samuel R. Delany Named 2013 Damon Knight Grand Master Recipient
George R.R. Martin shows what happens when dragons go to war
Paul and Storm do an anthology with everyone you love
Young adult readers ‘prefer printed to ebooks’
Website Launch: THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH Edited John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
SHANNARA to become a TV series at…MTV?
The climate of Middle Earth
First scientific paper to be released in Elvish, Dwarvish and English
Original Ballantine book cover concept art for J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings on eBay
A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (but actually by Marie Brennan)
Alt pick: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
BARE YOUR SWORD
Tom and Veronica,
I’ve been listening to the podcast for a few months now and am
really enjoying it. I’ve backfilled a good number of the past
episodes and watched most of the video shows. I listen to a
fair number of podcasts, but S&L always skips to the front of
I really like that it is both relaxed and professional at the
same time. The quick burns are excellent. The show lengths
are about right. I wouldn’t mind if the frequency of episodes
was a little higher.
Also, thanks for keeping the language clean. The amount of
swearing in many podcasts makes me uncomfortable with sharing
them with my daughters. This is especially lossy when the content
would be interesting to them. I am aware that the school yard is
full of colorful speech, but I am trying to promote a more varied
I haven’t been able to follow along with any of the book club reads.
The queue is already too long (and getting longer (curses S&L!)), but
I still enjoy listening to you talk about the books.
Originally I hated the theme music, but it is growing on me a little.
Thanks (or curses) for the heads-up on the information about the
non-attending member benefits of WorldCon (more things to read).
I don’t understand you S&L was not in the running for a Hugo this
year. Is it not eligible for some reason?
Thanks for a wonderful podcast!
Voicemail from Chris from Maine. Thanks!
We are proud members of the Boing Boing Podcast Network
Borderlands Meetup Jan. 20
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