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December 24th, 2013
Episode 24 of 216 episodes
It’s a no-holds barred episode where Tom and Veronica reveal their most horrible secrets. Happy Christmas! Also good news from Scott Lynch, slightly bad news from Charles Stross, and the book character you want on your side in a bar fight. Direct download link to show!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Talisker 18 Veronica: 2010 Pali Wine Co. Tower 15 The Jetty QUICK BURNS New writer hired to continue 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' book series PSA: Why there won't be a third book in the Halting State trilogy Scott Lynch on THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN New Yorker on Kim Stanley Robinson: "Our Greatest Political Novelist" CALENDAR TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES First Tantalizing Footage from Game of Thrones Season 4! BOOK WRAP-UP A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (but actually by Marie Brennan) Alt: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik Next Book: Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delany (Damon Knight Grand Master Recipient) BARE YOUR SWORD Reading Goals for 2014 Improved version of Reading Goals thread Favorite Series? When in trouble, who'd you want watching your back? EMAIL I just wanted to send along a thank you to you guys and the whole sword and laser community. Thanks to the sword and laser hive-mind I was able to pull together the resources I needed to complete my Masters Thesis in History. I defended my thesis today and passed! Sword and laser's book club also provided a much needed respite from the demands of grad school. If anyone's interested I wrote my thesis on the perception of the atomic bomb in American media in the postwar period. And so many people from this group helped me find the works I needed to bolster my research. Thanks again!-Bethany ADDENDUMS Borderlands Meetup Jan. 20 Try these other fine Boing Boing podcasts This podcast is brought to you by Audible.com the internet’s leading provider of audiobooks with more than 150,000 downloadable titles across all types of literature and featuring audio versions of many New York Times Best Sellers.For listeners of this podcast, Audible is offering a free audiobook, to give you a chance to try out their service.For a free audiobook of your choice go to audiblepodcast.com/sword.