S&L Podcast - #130 - So many servers

Today we try to figure out what all those servers in Wool were doing and why Jo Walton is so awesome. Also how to pronounce numbers. It's all in there folks.  Enjoy.  

WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?

Tom: Jumping Cow Amber Ale
Veronica: 2008 Malbec something or other.

QUICK BURNS

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Penguin Bets Big That The 5th Wave Will Be the Next Hunger Games
Cover blurb for THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES (possibly spoilery!)
Brandon Sanderson update on WORDS OF RADIANCE
Iain M. Banks explains he wasn't writing science fiction for the money
Book Trailer: “Love Minus Eighty” by Will McIntosh

CALENDAR

Read down to June 11

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Game of Thrones will end with season 7, according to producer

BOOK CHECK-IN

Wrap-Up of WOOL by Hugh Howey
What are the servers doing?
Slightly spoilery thoughts on gender in the book
Lukas (Full Spoilers)
Kick-Off Among Others by Jo Walton
Wiki Article on Among Others
Wiki article on Jo Walton

BARE YOUR SWORD

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There is an article in the Charlotte paper today about Howey. It has some interesting info on self publishing authors... just thought I would share. 

Loved the book by the way... I just started on Shift. 

brad

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S&L Podcast - #128 - Awards season!

It's awards season!  We have nominees for the Campbell, Sturgeon, and Locus awards and Veronica's heading over to the Nebula Awards. Who is she wearing? Probably whoever got in her way.  She's a Demon Hunter, after all. 

BARE YOUR SWORD
May I Ask a Favor From Those Posting Book Links in Threads?
Renegade read section

ADDENDUMS

Veronica will be at the Nebula Awards this weekend with Josh to interview Kim Stanley Robinson, Gene Wolfe and Joe Haldeman.  Got questions?  Post them in the Goodreads forum!

Tomorrow ends submissions for the Anthology.  NO submissions received after midnight Pacific tomorrow will be considered. We need time to read through everything, so please be patient.  We expect to make our final selections by August 15, 2013. And HUGE thanks to everybody who submitted.

Congratulations to PanamaJack and Misti, winners of our Adam Christopher limited edition books!

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S&L Podcast - #126 - More like Dragon-FIGHT!

Controversy swirls around the Sword and Laser book picks both old and new. It makes being George R. R. Martin look downright easy. And then he goes and buys a movie theater. For real. You must listen.

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If you remember the main trip to get back 400 years to bring the other weyr's forward, show used the tapestry from Ruatha Hold.

The dragons of Pern need an image in the riders mind to travel between to that place. They also use an image to travel between times.

This is why the riders don't go back in time to battle thread when necessary, they need that image to get there. It also drain's both dragon and rider.

I don't know how far you are into all the other books, but Lessa wasn't the first to time travel (chronologically speaking), In ""Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern"", Moreta did some if my memory serves me.

If you haven't read the series before, you must read Dragonsdawn! It's the ""laser"" Dragonriders book. Basically, the first book (chronologically) of the series. I really love that book. If I had to rank the books, I would go Harper Hall trilogy, Dragonsdawn, Dragonflight, Dragonquest then The White Dragon. The others are really good, but those 7 are my absolute favorite books.

Looking forward to Sword & Laser having video shows again (really missing them!),

Dave

BOOK KICK-OFF
Wool by Hugh Howey
Controversy around Howey statements
Wikipedia entry about Wool

ADDENDUMS

Giveaway!

Limited edition Empire State and Limited Edition Age Atomic Hardcover, signed, numbered only 100 copies each. Empire State has a variant cover. Enter at this Goodreads thread.

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