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May 28th, 2014
Episode 94 of 218 episodes
Veronica is back from China to regale us tales of motorboating pandas, but first we announce our June book pick and wrap-up The Martian by Andy Weir. Is it as scientifically accurate as so many say? We get an aerospace engineer's perspective.Direct download here!Watch the hangout here on YouTube.WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Smithwick's Veronica: Anchor California Lager QUICK BURNSSo what do you think of this year's winners?Nebula Winners Former PC Gamer editor Gary Whitta is writing a Star Wars film LOCKE LAMORA TV series in the works: update FINALISTS: 2014 John W. Campbell Memorial Award H.R. Giger passes away PICKS Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi Dreams of Gods & Monsters Find more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar BARE YOUR SWORD Godzilla (2014) Fan-Made Trailer For Jim Butcher's Next Dresden Files Book BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION June book:Promise of Blood by Brian McClellanWARNING: Hachette and Amazon are having a fight which may affect shipping times for print copies. Might want to buy print copies elsewhere for the time being. Order Promise of Blood from Powell'sOrder Promise of Blood from AmazonBrian McClellan interview on Sword and Laser Wrap-up the Martian Peril overload. think a movie adaption is possible? -- Ridley Scott in talks to direct Matt Damon in The Martian What does NASA think about The Martian?