S&L Podcast - #254 - Wheel of Boobies?

Wheel of Time is getting a TV series and Veronica has one thing (well, more than one thing) that she expects to see. Would that make it the "boob tube?" (Ed. note -- Jesus, Tom... c'mon) Meanwhile we discuss how Aurora masterfully balances hard science and literary storytelling.

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Tom: Jameson's    
Veronica: Old Potrero    
Mark: SFSignal says goodbye
Sandra: The Wheel of Time Is Going to Be a TV Series After All
Serendi: George R. R. Martin commissioned a trompe l'oeil mural for his Jean Cocteau Cinema. It's finished, and it's gorgeous!
Terpkristin: Cheapass Games is doing a Kickstarter for the game Tak, the game that they played in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles books.
Anne: Bookriot has compiled a list with 100 must-read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
Tamahome: George R. R. Martin rap battles J. R. R. Tolkien on Youtube. Who's to say who won?
Sandra: Locus Award Finalists
Afternoon, Tom and Veronica!

I know you've already mentioned on the podcast about the first -ever- Dragon Awards from Dragon*Con, but would you mind mentioning that all of the published books from the first Inkshares contest are eligible for that award?

An Unattractive Vampire - Jim McDoniel
Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory - Nick Scott & Noa Gavin
Ageless - Paul Inman
The Life Engineered - JF Dubeau
Asteroid Made of Dragons - by me

You don't need to buy a D*Con badge to nominate or vote, and it would be exceptionally cool to see any of us be nominated, let alone win. With horror I heard your announcement that you would be skipping Atlanta this year as i was looking forward to finally seeing your human faces, but if one of your books makes the cut - maaaaaybe reconsider?

If any S&L listeners have read the books and think they're worthy of nomination, here's a quick link: http://awards.dragoncon.org/

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Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Stormlight, Steelheart, Sanderson, and more!

Brandon Sanderson joins us to talk his upcoming Rithmatist, the Legion film adaptation, and why he was the right guy for the job when it came to finishing Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series. Cheers!

More about our guest, Brandon Sanderson:

On the Web: http://www.brandonsanderson.com/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandSanderson
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandSanderson
On Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
His Blog: http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog

More on Brandon's Works:

The Stormlight Archive series:http://www.goodreads.com/series/49075...
Elantris series: http://www.goodreads.com/series/87970...
Alcatraz series: http://www.goodreads.com/series/45320...
Mistborn series: http://www.goodreads.com/series/40910...
Steelheart series: http://www.goodreads.com/series/93010...

Legion: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...
Warbreaker: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...
The Rithmatist: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...

Wheel of Time novels: 
The Gathering Storm: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...
Towers of Midnight: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/82...
A Memory of Light: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77...

"2300 MIles, Zero Complaints" by Aaron:http://youtu.be/seoavNIDbuc

#017 - The S&L Podcast: Let's talk about ...er... sex?

Really, most of the episode is about The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan: UPDATE: Hopefully the file will work now in iTunes! [display_podcast] We disucssed the paralells to other fantasy worlds like Lord of the Rings and even World of Warcraft. We also passed along Randy's post from the Ning site about the Robert Jordan convention which you can find out more about by visiting www.AgeofLegends.net. But then we got to talking about Watchmen near the end and one thing led to another. It all came back around to Robert Jordan though as we discussed Sean O'Hara's Ning thread called Sexbots and dragons. Speaking of the Ning group, we called out a couple of user-created groups that aren't related to official book club selections. Take a gander at the Alternate History group if you like to pretend things are different than they way they really are. And a really cool group that crosses TV fandom with literature, The Lost literary references group. Finally we settled on Frank Herbert's Dune as the next book. We'll kick it off in the April episode, so if you have any questions, or non-spoiler thoughts for newbies to the book, let us know here in the comments
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