We don't want you to steal cats (not even books, really), just to take home the exhibit from the Museum of Science Fiction. We'll explain! Plus, you must cast your vote for the classic or the new! Will you vote against Veronica?
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WHAT ARE WE PLEDGING?
We have new levels for the Patreon!
$10 - Knighthood level
You will now also get access to the Monthly Silliness show
Call yourself Knight of the Realm. Or a Space Marine. Whichever you like!
$20 - Now to be known as Lem’s Librarians
You will still get access to monthly silliness show
You will also get access to Lem's Library!
Details will come but essentially if you live in the US you'll get to request one book a month from a list of the advance copies we get. Shipping costs are prohibitive for outside the US for now but we're working on that.
Terpkristin: Interesting statistics out from the American Association of Publishers. Audiobook sales are up, e-book sales are down. Paperback books are also up, apparently...so I guess the "artisanal analog tree-sourced reading material" is making a little bit of a comeback? I find it intriguing, because my audiobook purchases have gone up since Amazon started Whispersync for Voice, but that means I end up buying books in 2 formats...
Dara: Stars of the spoken word: Meet the audiobook narrators who are quietly saving book publishing.
Nokomis.FL - The Dark Tower trailer got leaked AND The trailer for 'The Man in the High Castle' is out.
Sandra: A movie adaptation of Peter V. Brett’s The Warded Man is in the works (option acquired by New Harlem)
Dara: Wesley Chu's The Lives of Tao has been optioned by ABC. I have a feeling this could be kind of a Chuck 2.0.
Thane: Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell gets a comic book adaptation. Lost Fleet is some really good, straightforward military sci-fi.
Lauren: The Museum of Science Fiction has a new Kickstarter called 'Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction'. It is a take-home exhibit & anthology by the Museum of Science Fiction featuring short stories and reprints by women in science fiction. It has beautiful illustrations by Julie Dillon.
Nokomis.FL And the name of the next Expanse book is: "Some people seem to get angry that it's hard to make things and it takes time to do it. However, we're 2k words in Persepolis Rising now." (Babylon's Ashes comes out December 6)
BARE YOUR SWORD
Fan trailer for Ancillary Justice
So What Are Some Good Books Written In Established Universes, not by the original author?
The Defenders (Netflix)
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Taking a Patron vote for the November book. Patrons at any level can vote.
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
Slan by A. E. Van Vogt - (which was recently given the 1940 retro Hugo Award)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Patron book briefing
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