Good Omens looks good, Annihilation looks great, our last thoughts on Helliconia Spring, and why we’re reading about monsters in October.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: The Dalmore
Veronica: Some kind of Rosé (She doesn't know she tossed the bottle)
TRP: Neil Gaiman posted a picture from the TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
It features David Tennant and Michael Sheen as Crowley (the demon) and Aziraphale (the angel) respectively.
David Tennant seems to be channelling Bill Nighy(not the Science Guy)'s ageing rockstar character from the movie Still Crazy.
Silvana: just wait for the Expanse Origins Graphic Novel, published next year.
Tassie Dave: 4 of the 5 issues from the Expanse Origins graphic novel are available now. (Holden's, Naomi's, Alex's and Amos's origin stories) Only Detective Miller's story is new for the Book released in February 2018.
David: George R.R. Martin wins one of the inaugural PastWords awards from the Historical Writers of America:
The Historical Writers of America will recognize seven artists whose work illuminates the past. The awardees include novelist Larry McMurtry; Larry’s son, songwriter James McMurtry; fantasy writer George R.R. Martin; nonfiction author Hampton Sides; and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, writer Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell, the creative team behind the three-volume graphic novel, March.
Brendan: Teaser trailer for #Annihilation starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. In theatres 2.23.18.
BARE YOUR SWORD
I'm on holiday with my family in Canada at the moment. As I was browsing the fantasy/science fiction section of a bookstore in Prince George, BC, I noticed Tom's book on one of the shelves!
Here's a pic. Well done, Tom!
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
October Book Pick: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Hardcover
by Theodora Goss
September Pick: Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss
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