S&L Podcast - #247 - Parents Just Weren’t Understood

We're checking in on All The Birds in The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders and why some people were put off by Patrica and Laurence's parents. Trust us, so were Patricia and Laurence. Also it's March Madness and we have the hot inside track on the April fantasy winner and how YOU can pick it.

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Tom: Lagunitas IPA    
Veronica: James Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey  
An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel is out today!

Dharmakirti: Ian McShane has been cast as Wednesday in the American Gods adaptation for Starz. YES! 
Alex: Good news for everybody who like non-western science-fiction and fantasy (like me), several drool-worthy translations are being released this year. Among them are the final volume in both the Three-Body Problem trilogy and the Night Watch series. And the never before translated to english book by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, The Doomed city.
Joanna: Lois McMaster Bujold was interviewed by David Larson for the NZ Herald. A pull quote I found interesting: 
"The great game change came, of course, with Amazon's Kindle, and it's been huge. I now make as much or more - every month! - from my [totalled] e-sales as I used to make every six months from my paper sales. I have no idea how long this manna from e-heaven will last but it's holding steady at the moment."
Tamahome: Lots of books from Peter F. Hamilton this year (SF April Madness?), including the conclusion to the Commonwealth Saga (Sep. 27 in US)
SFWA Names Sir Terry Pratchett as Recipient of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award
Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Launch New Website, Offer Cool Stuff
Tamahome: V.E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows Debuts at #15 on the New York Times Bestseller List
March Madness update
Vampire Secrets
Dear Veronica and Tom,

In the acknowledgements for All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders says she will come to your house and act the book out with finger puppets if there are confusing or disliked parts. I think you should take her up on it for the wrap up.

Jenny Colvin

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Amy: I hate it, but I love it. I'm so confused!

Mr: Too self-aware
Michele:  Diversity and SJW themes
Congrats to the winners of copies of "The Life Engineered":
Adam G.
Mark M.
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