We talk about some cool SciFi maps from the US to Westeros tonight. Plus, the Syrah may get to our hosts, but they think they know both why we like heroes, and when it’s OK to hate an author’s politics but like his story. we also are continually impressed with Terry Pratchett.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: 2010 La Granja Syrah
Veronica: Pasa Robles Syrah from a Zeppelin!
The most complete ASoIaF World Map yet
A map of the United States, drawn in the style of Lord of the Rings
Info on Guy Gavriel Kay’s new novel
The Worst Science Fiction Novel of the 19th Century
Legendary French artist Moebius, the man who made The Abyss, Alien, and Tron even weirder, is dead at 73
BARE YOUR SWORD
Are Generation X scifi/fantasy fans fixated on the Chosen One?
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
GAME OF THRONES Season 2 episode title update
Yet another GAME OF THRONES trailer
Pottermore departing beta from platform nine (and three quarters) in April
Mass Effect as good science fiction
“The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch”
I’m very pleased you’re currently reading The Lies of Locke Lamora. I read it about a year ago and immediately followed up with the awesome sequel “”Red Seas Under Red Skies””. It was that book that got me more into the Fantasy genre and as I explored online I found your podcast. I saw this recent post on Scott Lynch’s blog regarding some of his early development of the Gentlemen Bastard series and thought it would be interesting to mention on the show:
I found this post particularly interesting as I will be taking part in this years NaNoWriMo, inspired by your attempts last year, and I plan on making extensive notes beforehand.
Keep up the good work.
Hi, this is Chris from Poland again. I wanted to mention that the Discworld Reading Order Guide that I maintain and which you mentioned once on the podcast has been updated to version 2.1 and is available on the Discworld Fanatics website. Since you sometimes mention Pratchett, your listeners might want to take a look at the new Guide.
NEW MEMBER HELLOS
Amy, David, Clarissa, Jesse, Todd, Rob, Chris, Ewan, Jenni, Don, Andrew, Jake, Bradford, Jerry, Binarybookworm, Luke, Billy, Steven, Diego, Jedidiah, Martin, Andrew, Stuart, Christos
We’ll be at WonderCon next weekend, panel at 2pm with Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and more! Room 204