S&L Podcast - #275 - Get Hip With the Rook

We kick off our December book, the Rook by Daniel O’Malley and we are so excited for Lin-Manuel Miranda to team up with Patrick Rothfuss.

Download directly here!
Tom: Bowmore 15-year Islay Scotch
Veronica: Water    
Sandra: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be the creative producer for Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle adaptions!
Sandra: Here's a handy list of almost every SFF adaption that's coming to TV and film, via Tor. 
Silvana: There will be 8 or 9 more Dunk and Egg stories, said GRRM recently in an interview in Mexico. 
Full interview here (fast forward to 3rd minute). He also recommends people to read books from Daniel Abraham, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch and Robin Hobb. And of course Tolkien and Vance. Lots of interesting questions and answers in there.
Alex: Found via tor.com; an interview with Brandon Sanderson at He talks about several things (writing characters, writing different genres, and more writing). But the best part for me is that the next stormlight is almost done.
And Julio adds: The first draft is 99% done, to be precise. In his website he has progress bars for his many projects.     
Aaron: Ann and Jeff Vandermeer have announced The Big Book of Classic Fantasy.   
terpkristin: Peter Vaughan, Maester Aemon in HBO's GoT, has passed away at the age of 93. 
Silvana: RIP Ron Glass
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
Book briefing for The Rook
Tassie Dave: This book has been on my radar for a few years. I hope it lives up to the wait. This is also our first ever Aussie S&L book :-) and only our 3rd ever book by a Southern Hemisphere born author (We had an alternate pick by Kiwi Adam Christopher in 2012) and Tolkien (The Hobbit) was born in South Africa. It is also the 100th book we've read for S&L (91 official picks and 9 alternates).

Our show is currently entirely funded by our patrons. Thank you to all the folks who back our show and if you would like to support the show that way head to patreon.com/swordandlaser

Welcome to new patron Keith Olson and thanks to Robin Hill who raised their pledge!   
You can also support the show by buying books through our links! Find links to the books we talk about and some of our favorites at swordandlaser.com/picks