S&L Podcast - #243 - Hugo Nominations Are Open!

Yes you can nominate your favorite novels, short stories, TV scripts and— oh look, fancasts! We also discuss the line between inspiration and appropriation regarding Sword of Shannara.

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Tom: Roots Dry New England Cider    
Veronica: Bulleit Bourbon    
Sandra: Nominate your favorite books (and podcasts) for a Hugo
Locus recommended reading list for 2015 books    
Joanna: On a different note, they've cast Shadow from American Gods and, at least to me, he's well within spec for the mixed-race character. Yay for not completely screwing it up!? 
Kristina: Altered Carbon to become a show on Netflix!     
Andrew: For all those who enjoyed our read through "City of Stairs", Robert Jackson Bennett's sequel, though not available on Amazon until the 26th of this month, is available at most bookstores and through pre-order. Check out "City of Blades" and purchase using the special S&L link I've included below, so that our fabulous hosts get some money for the referral URL."   
It's 2 Feb (again)    
Favorite S&L of 2015
Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
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Books, Brooks...And More Books: Our Interview with Terry Brooks!

Terry Brooks, the mastermind behind the world of Shannara, joins us to discuss what's coming up in the Dark Legacy of Shannara, his ventures into standalone e-books, and the advice he'd give to new fantasy authors.

More about our guest, Terry Brooks:

On the Web: http://www.terrybrooks.net/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialbrooks

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialterrybrooks

On G+:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106756046894387044266/posts

On Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9629.Terry_Brooks

More on Terry's Works:

Original Shannara Trilogy: http://www.goodreads.com/series/49525-the-original-shannara-trilogy

Heritage of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/40325-heritage-of-shannara

Voyage of Jerle Shannara:http://www.goodreads.com/series/42961-voyage-of-the-jerle-shannara

Word & Void: http://www.goodreads.com/series/44330-word-the-void

Genesis of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/40860-genesis-of-shannara

Legends of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/49107-legends-of-shannara

High Druid of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/44034-high-druid-of-shannara

Dark Legacy of Shannara:http://www.goodreads.com/series/74801-the-dark-legacy-of-shannara

Paladins of Shannara:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15743635-paladins-of-shannara

Landover: http://www.goodreads.com/series/41934-magic-kingdom-of-landover

"Exactly What You Wanted" by Aaron:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fDcSqVAUxo