S&L Podcast - #356 - Greetings from Tom Merritt, Illinois

We’re cautiously pessimistic about Winds of Winter, but hey wouldn’t that be cool? Also we discover what famous authors we live in (yes, you read that right, live in) and our initial thoughts on The Last Unicorn. PLUS an astonishing announcement about next month’s pick!

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Tom: Strawberry Ramune

Veronica: Glory Juice Company #19


Air New Zealand offered to give George R. R. Martin a free vacation to help him find peace and quiet to finish the Winds of Winter. In reply Martin wrote "As for finishing my book… I fear that New Zealand would distract me entirely too much. Best leave me here in Westeros for the nonce. But I tell you this — if I don’t have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done. Just so long as the acrid fumes do not screw up my old DOS word processor, I’ll be fine."

Rob: Things are looking up for The Thorn of Emberlain.
Scott Lynch just posted a photograph of what I appears to be the finished draft on his tumbler.

Mark: Eight science fiction stories to read now before seeing them on TV & Film

Dara: Marvel is adapting a bunch of their comics in to audiobook format. They'll be in a "read-to-me" style (I'm not entirely sure what that means) and will be available in September. The Verge has the list of books being adapted.

Tassie Dave "Read-to-me" means there will be also be a book for children to read along with while they listen to the story.


Do you live in a SF or F author?

I've Done It !! I'm the greatest un-Lemmer in the history of the world!
That's hardback people, thats 800 pounds of Murakami gg


NEXT MONTH'S PICK - We're not announcing it yet but next month will be our first ever GUEST PICK! Something we'd like to do from time to time to help vary up our picks even more. We're very happy that Brea Grant, writer filmmaker actor and host of the Reading Glasses podcast will be choosing our July book! Stay tuned for more

JUNE: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Book Briefing


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