We have a whole Wheel of Time pilot mystery to solve and then on top of it George RR Martin says any character in the Game of Thrones series could be killed even if they’re safe in the book. WHAT?! Hands off the Imp! Also we explore the mystery of why Tom didn’t like Annihilation more, even though he wanted to.
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WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Longboard Lager
Veronica: Old Potrero Whisky
Wheel of Time Pilot weirdness
Game of Thrones TV show will start killing chracters independently from the book
Sean: Here's something related to GoT/ASoIaF that's not depressing and/or annoying - Martin's original outline/proposal for the series.
AndrewP: Milla Jovovich will star in an adaption of GRR Martins 'The Lost lands' stories.
Terpkristin: Obviously, everybody is upset that the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series (The Winds of Winter) is not coming in 2015. However, there is some good news as GRRM announced that his Dunk & Egg stories are finally coming to a stand-alone collection on October 6. This edition will be illustrated "on virtually every page" by Gary Gianni. GRRM's announcement can be read at his LJ site.
David: They've announced that the first in Butcher's new Cinder Spires series, The Aeronaut's Windlass, is out in September
Kevin: Tor.com announces its first line up of novellas to be published later this year from it's new imprint
Ben: the Locus Recommended Reading List itself is a worthy quick burn. Each year it comes out in February highlighting what Locus Reviewers collectively regard as the best genre work to come out in a given year. It covers everything from YA to grimdark and from literary SFnal works to action heavy space opera. Its much longer than an award's short list and many people use the list to give them ideas what great works they might have missed from the previous year.
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Sean: The problem of motivation
Daniel: This book is not normal narrative
John (Taloni): What genre is it actually (expect spoilers)
From Annihilation to Acceptance: A Writer’s Surreal Journey
Next Month: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
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