We wrap up our October book pick, The Traitor Baru Cormorant. Some people find the hero less than heroic. Some people find the genre less than fantasy. So why did Tom like it so much? Is HE a traitor? Also a short story vending machine and why we're so jealous of Ann Leckie's good taste.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Templeton Rye
Veronica: Rincon Del Tajo
Winners British Fantasy Awards
This vending machine prints short stories to read instead of looking at your phone
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter play 'Cursed Child' is an official sequel
Mark: Ann Leckie posts her "10 Best Science Fiction Books" list at Publishers Weekly
Joanna: An "eARC" of Lois McMaster Bujold's latest Vorkosigan book, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen is available on the Baen website.
Trike: Apparently someone found a map of Middle Earth annotated by Tolkien himself, in an old book belonging to the original map illustrator of both LotR and Narnia. Turns out Hobbiton and Oxford are on the same latitude."
BARE YOUR SWORD
"Why Andy Weir needs to update his website," or "What short stories are you reading/have you read"
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Next month: Time and Again by Jack Finney
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
Is this book fantasy? Veronica asks, you answered
What's the message? (full spoilers)
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