We team up with Mallory and Brea from Reading Glasses for a supercollaboration with reading advice, emails, and discussion of Mortal Engines.
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WHAT ARE WE READING/DRINKING?
Tom: Templeton Rye "The Good Stuff"
Veronica: THE MACALLAN RARE CASK
How to Change your Mind
What we will be drinking in October thanks to a tip-off from Mark
Nokomis.FL, Phil, Tassie Dave, Trike, Richard and Ed: Harlan Ellison dies at 84
He was a multiple award winner SF writer best known for his short stories.
Mark: 2018 Locus Award winners have been announced. Here's a list posted at Tor.com
Mark: Author Richard Kadrey has a demented and entertaining new project going called Pulp Sabotage: Ruining your memories, one book at a time. He's modifying and repurposing old book covers, because why not?
Terpkristin: More on Cockygate, including this gem of a court exchange.
THE COURT: You present in your papers about a dozen instances of prior use of ""Cocky"" in a title: Bite Me Cocky; A Little Bit Cocky; The Cocky Cowboy; Cocky Balls Boa, described as an erotic parody; Cocky Cowboys; Cocky SWATS; Cocky: A Stepbrother Romance; Cocky: A Cowboy Stepbrother Romance; and so on.
MR. REUBER: Your Honor, if I may?
THE COURT: No. You are out of the case.
MR. REUBER: I understand, your Honor. But I penned the brief, and there is an error that my client alerted me to this morning in the brief. Specifically, it is first one you just read, Bite Me Cocky, published in 2012. He has learned that that title may have changed as a result of the Cockygate sort of disputes. It might have been originally published as Bite Me and not Bite Me Cocky. I just wanted to point that out.
THE COURT: Originally Bite Me, then it became Bite Me Cocky?
MR. REUBER: Yes, your Honor. That was our understanding.
THE COURT: What is the explanation for the change?
MR. REUBER: As a protest, effectively. That is our best guess.
THE COURT: In response to the protest, he added the word ""Cocky""?
MR. REUBER: In response to Cockygate registrations, yes, we believe the author added the word ""Cocky"" as a protest. That is pure supposition on our part, your Honor. We have only been doing this for about 48 hours. "l
Reading Glasses READER ADVICE
So now it's time to solve a bookish problem from one of our listeners....
This afternoon I was looking back through my Goodreads and while a small handful of books I've enjoyed in the past few years really jumped out at me, there were so many I barely remember at all.
I do give star ratings on Goodreads but don't write reviews. Can you think of ways to better remember the books you've read, other than writing a review?
BARE YOUR SWORD/Reading Glasses Email
From Stev BSwitch: For the first time, I'll actually be reading along with @swordandlaser for their book of the month. I've never once read along with them - usually listening along for industry news and ideas for what/who to read next. This is the first time I'll be right there with them!
I wanted to let you know you weren't alone in loving the Danny Dunn books as a kid. They helped reinforce my love of science and math. A series that took it's place when I got a little older was the Rick Brant Science Adventure series, kind of Hardy boys but with science.
I was looking at my pile of Dunn books and noticed I have some duplicates. If you are interested, I would be happy to pass them on to you.
Thank you both for this show and others that you do.
I'm a patron of S&L and DTNS.
I listen to podcasts at 1.5 speed, going any faster would require me to pay too much attention.
Irina on S&L Podcast - #327 - Real Housewives of the Aegean:
Have you guys read Lavinia by Ursula LeGuin which re imagines the Aenied from the perspective of Lavinia the daughter? A short and smooth read that draws on the imagination. Your conversation about the gods in "Circe" resonated with some similarities on their standing in this book.
Colleen wrote in about nerdy injuries! Hey ladies - loved this week’s episode. Had to write in for two reasons.
Brea - I’ve had distance glasses since I was 8 and needed reading glasses since 25. So no shame in needing reading glasses at 36!
Mallory - I may have you beat on nerdy injuries. In high school, I was on our Reach for the Top team (I think they call it Academic Bowl or Quiz Bowl or something in the US?) We were out at a tournament and I started getting pain in the hand I used to ring the buzzer - I had developed tendonitis in my wrist from the buzzing movement. When we got back to the school after the tournament, I got sent to the gym to get my wrist wrapped and I went down in school history as the first academic injury.
Keep up the awesome work ladies, it’s always a pleasure to listen to you (on 1.4 speed!)
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
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