Tom had fun at the Nebulas, and we’re excited about the winners. We also kick off a new book, wrap up the last one and give our thoughts about the Game of Thrones finale.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Les Portes de Bordeaux 2017
Veronica: Nothing, still hungover from last weekend
Novel: The Calculating Stars
Novella: The Tea Master and the Detective
Novelette: The Only Harmless Great Thing
Dramatic: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Dara: The Folio Society is releasing a beautiful edition of A Game of Thrones in July. The book will come with original artwork by artist Jonathan Burton and an introduction by Joe Abercrombie. It will be in two volumes and it won't be cheap - $195 for the set. You can read more at The Verge.
Tamahome: Incomparable podcast read all the nebula nominees and have an episode about them. They'll do the Hugo noms too.
BARE YOUR SWORD
Buzz says: Great time at the Los Angeles Sword and Laser (@swordandlaser) meetup in North Hollywood with Kelly, Lisa and Ali. Next one on Jun 15 or Jun 29. We put the LA in Sword and Laser! See you soon! #swordandlaser #SandLLA
Benedict says I haven't read many sci-fi books BUT I am thoroughly enjoying 'the long way to a small angry planet' by Becky Chambers. I believe it was mentioned on @swordandlaser not that long ago, possibly a monthly read? Anyway, sorry you two, I've only just got round to it.
Nancy says: Today I switched things up on my blog by posting about my favorite podcasts. Includes @BlastBurnRadio @thecreativepenn @deletethispod @swordandlaser @todayexplained and @writingexcuses (among others!)
Sword and Laser is the podcast that I’ve been listening to the longest. Honest by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, The Sword and Laser is a fantastic resource for news related to science fiction and fantasy books and authors. They also run a monthly book club with some wonderful choices. If it hadn’t been for The Sword and Laser, I surely would have missed out on some fantastic books."
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Book Briefing May 2019 - The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
How we felt about Game of Thrones TV show
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