We're excited for a trip to the Hunger Games' past and to hear Tatiana Maslany show us her Orphan Black chops again. Plus, Veronica takes on a Jim Butcher challenge and our final thoughts on The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: The Force
Veronica: Golden State Cider
Hopefully this means we get the book sometime next year...
Dara: Suzanne Collins is releasing a prequel novel to the Hunger Games series. The untitled Panem book will be set 64 years before the events of the original trilogy and will be about a failed rebellion. You can read more about it on US News.
Rob: Tatiana Maslany is going to narrate a 10 part book series of Orphan Black that picks up after the show end
Tamahome: Quentin Tarantino to make a Star Trek, probably with piles of blood. Get these motherfucken tribbles off my ship!
Dara: Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is set to be adapted into an animated film. According to Variety: They hope to release the film in early 2022.
Dara: George R.R. Martin has written a video game called Elden Ring with Hidetaka Miyazaki. The game is from the same studio that made Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The game is an RPG and Martin created the mythos. From the Polygon article:
BARE YOUR SWORD
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, Ray Bradbury. I read this #book when I was young and loved the powerful evocation of place and loss. Reading it again decades later is like revisiting my childhood by meeting myself on the desolate hills of lost Mars. Hey, Mars needs women. @swordandlaser
From JP: My wife and I were shopping at a used bookstore today, and this was outside the store. Thought of you and @swordandlaser.
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
TLU: Reads Like a Parable
TLU: Poor Mr. Beagle!
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