It's a roller-coaster ride of emotions this week, as we say goodbye to one of science fiction's greatest writers, revel in swordfighting, and declare Veronica all-powerful. But there's also voting for the July book pick. Don't let all that democracy go to your head though.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Veronica: Charles Shaw Shiraz
9/22 - 23 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival
BARE YOUR SWORD
Tigana > Brandin vs Alberico First impression
Thanks to Sean for setting up Listopias! Vote for your favorite books.
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
Hello Tom and Veronica,
In your last episode you mentioned that you noticed that fantasy seems to be more popular in later years than scifi, after which veronica immediately dissmissed the notion and attributed it to the popularity of game of thrones. It is not true, although game of thrones is extremely popular it's popularity is a simptom and not a cause.
It is a well known fact that scifi had been slowing down as a ganre for 30 years, and in the same time the fantasy ganre had been on the rise, and it seems that during the last decade these trends had became more prominent.
Love your show,
Shaul from Israel.
Keeping a candle in the window for scifi.
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