S&L Podcast - #361 - My Little Space Brain Friends

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!

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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.

TRP: Hulu are planning a HitchHikers' Guide To The Galaxy series.

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."


How many S&L books had you read this year before they were announced as picks so far?

My library has fallen victim to ransomware

Astronaut Pee Pee


Next Month: The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

Book briefing


Vessel by Lisa Nichols

Book briefing

Aooogha! Whoo whoo! Bad science alert!

VSL: (Spoilers) was anyone else underwhelmed by the

VSL: Characterization


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