We say goodbye to Brian W. Aldiss by reading one of his books. We respect Terry Pratchett's Steamroller wishes. And why Hey Jude is not an anachronism.
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Nick: British SF author Brian Aldiss, author of the Helliconia Trilogy and Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (which became the film AI Artificial Intelligence), has died. Three of his books appear on the Gollancz Sci-fi Masterworks list.
Iain: BBC Obituary for Brian Aldiss
Nekroskop: Terry Pratchett's unfinished works got steamrollered.
Aaron: San Diego (California) has decided to start a book festival.
Silvana: Kameron Hurley offered to write the now-dead reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess. While I don't see any need to reboot this classic series, I'd love to see Kameron Hurley's take on it.
Veronica: Super-interesting article about buying your way onto the NYT best seller list.
Shad: The Oathbringer prologue is up on tor.com. Wasn't expecting the prologue to be that POV. Answers a few questions and poses quite a few more.
Genesee: Another trilogy in the Shades of Magic world by VE Schwab.
BARE YOUR SWORD
On book reviews: Is Goodreads that bad?
Sword & Laser's 100 Books: The Stats
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
September Pick: Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss
David: Adam Whitehead (of Wertzone) just posted an article about Helliconia, comparing it a bit to Game of Thrones
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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