Are we excited for The Witcher? Probably? Are we excited for the Hitchhiker's Guide Hulu TV series? Maybe? Are we excited for Vessel? In some ways? Is Tom excited for The Poppy War? YES!
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Hudson Four-Grain Bourbon
Veronica: Old Potrero
Joanna: One of the many news from Comic-Con: The Witcher teaser is here
Dara: The British Fantasy Award nominees were announced.
Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award):
The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Man’s Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizard’s Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)
Dara: The World Fantasy Award Finalists were announced.
- In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
- The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)
- Witchmark by C. L. Polk (Tor.com)
- Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga Press)
The winners will be announced at the convention October 31st to November 3rd and will be held in Los Angeles.
Dara: BookRiot compiled a list of 50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women. There are quite a few S&L picks, including August's pick, The Poppy War. As always, no list is definitive but I always appreciate them because I end up with more books on my never-ending TBR list."
Trike: Amazon has renewed The Expanse for a fifth season: Season 4 debuts Dec 13.
Sean Lookielook: HBO Max is ready to explore Greek mythology.
The forthcoming streaming service has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Circe, a modern take on the world of Greek mythology based on Madeline Miller's best-seller of the same name."
BARE YOUR SWORD
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Next Month: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
Aooogha! Whoo whoo! Bad science alert!
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