It’s a no-holds barred episode where Tom and Veronica reveal their most horrible secrets. Happy Christmas! Also good news from Scott Lynch, slightly bad news from Charles Stross, and the book character you want on your side in a bar fight.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Talisker 18
Veronica: 2010 Pali Wine Co. Tower 15 The Jetty
New writer hired to continue ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ book series
PSA: Why there won’t be a third book in the Halting State trilogy
Scott Lynch on THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN
New Yorker on Kim Stanley Robinson: “Our Greatest Political Novelist”
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
First Tantalizing Footage from Game of Thrones Season 4!
A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (but actually by Marie Brennan)
Alt: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Next Book: Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delany (Damon Knight Grand Master Recipient)
BARE YOUR SWORD
Reading Goals for 2014
Improved version of Reading Goals thread
When in trouble, who’d you want watching your back?
I just wanted to send along a thank you to you guys and the whole sword and laser community. Thanks to the sword and laser hive-mind I was able to pull together the resources I needed to complete my Masters Thesis in History. I defended my thesis today and passed! Sword and laser’s book club also provided a much needed respite from the demands of grad school. If anyone’s interested I wrote my thesis on the perception of the atomic bomb in American media in the postwar period. And so many people from this group helped me find the works I needed to bolster my research. Thanks again!
Borderlands Meetup Jan. 20
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