S&L Podcast - #365 - But Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Targaryen TV show possible? Check. Clifford Simak movie on Netflix? Check. Far Side back? Check. Showtime turns down The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show? WHAT?! BUT LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

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Tom: St. Francis Old Vine Zinfandel

Veronica: McKenzie Bourbon


Dara: HBO is close to ordering a Targaryen-centric prequel to Game of Thrones. It is reportedly set "300 years before the events in Game of Thrones and tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen."

Tamahome: Io9: Clifford Simak's Way Station to be adapted for Netflix

TRP - This has been mentioned elsewhere in the Sword and Laser group but not here so ...

Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones) has been announced as Sam Vines in the tv series The Watch based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.

Sam Vines is the commander of the Ankh Morpork City Watch...

The TV series is based on characters from the City Watch rather than any individual book"

Dara: Unfortunately Showtime has passed on the Kingkiller adaptation from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show will be shopped to other networks but as for now, the project isn’t happening.

Mark: S&L Murderbot fans can enjoy the cover reveal and read a much too brief excerpt of the forthcoming full-length novel, Network Effect by Martha Wells, over at io9

Mark: Brian McClellan is Kickstarting his next urban fantasy novel, Blood Tally
He has finished writing the book, a followup to Uncanny Collateral. The Kickstarter will fund production costs for self-publishing the book"

Dara: V.E. Schwab's The Archived is being adapted for the CW by the team that made Jane the Virgin. From Variety:
In the series, the eldest child in a family of ghost hunters, Bex has trained her entire life for the day she’ll take up the mantle of “the chosen one.” But when her dad dies and her local-weather-girl sister wakes up with the familial powers instead, these night-and-day sisters will have to figure out how to work together and save the world"


HT to @swordandlaser for the recommendation of volume 1 - Theft of Swords. My first read along with one of their picks and it was a home run. - Chris Beverwyk

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