Veronica REALLY wanted to make the title of this episode "Tom Merritt is a sexist pig." But Tom doesn't need that kind of grief. And besides he has promised to read even more female SciFi/Fantasy authors going forward. But if you want to hear Veronica giggle at the notion-- as well as defend our book pick, Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, and wax eloquent about the need for varied perspectives in literature-- then fire up this episode!
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Boddington's Pub Ale
Veronica: Some kind of white wine
Nominate Your Favorite Works And People For The 2015 Hugo Awards
Nokomis.FL noted "George RR Martin’s The Winds of Winter: no plans for publication in 2015 " Trike wasn't sure this was really news and Robert wrote: "given that 'Winds of Winter' won't be published in 2015, it's almost certain that the TV show will finish before the books are published. "
Michele and Dara:
"J. Michael Straczynski Will Adapt Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars for Spike TV""
Dara: More books into tv series! Endemol studios has acquired the rights to Lauren Beuke's Broken Monsters
"Ben: After their popular special issues and Kickstarter campaign last year Women destroy Science Fiction (and fantasy and horror too) - Lightspeed are doing a similar thing with Queers Destroy.... Which can be backed on Kickstarter at the moment.
Robyn: I'm late to the game (and apologies if this has been mentioned before), but I just realised that The Guardian is doing a monthly round-up of SFF - January's is here. Fun way to find out about new books.
Also take a look at John DeNardo's SF Signal's 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy and Horror Books to Look Forward to in 2015 (Part 2)
BARE YOUR SWORD
Louie: Who are your top 5 most read authors?
1-Philip K. Dick 30
2-William Shakespeare 18
3-Stephen King 14
4-Evelyn Waugh 11
4-Douglas Adams 11
4-Neal Stephenson 11
7-Hunter S. Thompson 10
8-Frank Herbert 9
8-Douglas Coupland 9
1-Charlaine Harris 14
2- Laurie R. King 13
2-Robin Hobb 13
4-Tad Williams 12
4-Jim Butcher 12
6-Orson Scott Card 9
7-Jacqueline Carey 7
7-Gail Carriger 7
7-Kevin Hearne 7
7-J.K. Rowling 7"
A Rant about a Particular Aspect of eBooks
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Annihilation review – 'You'll find yourself afraid to turn the page' | Books | The Guardian
Finally, a novel about weird science that's genuinely weird
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