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August 20th, 2014
Episode 110 of 222 episodes
We congratulate all the winners of the Hugos and chat with Aidan Moher about how he took home the best fanzine Hugo for A Dribble of Ink. Veronica milks him for info on how to win, and then we learn a way you can help more people become better writers and win more Hugos!Download direct link here!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?Tom: Third Shift Amber LagerVeronica: Hell or High WatermelonQUICK BURNSLouie: Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice (Orbit) took the top prize of Best Novel. No surprise there. I believe Veronica called this result, months ago.What do you think about the other winners? How many of the nominees have you read?Best Related Work: We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative by Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink) and Best Fanzine: A Dribble of Ink edited by Aidan MoherAlain: The class of 2012 Clarion writers work shop is raising money for the non-profit Clarion Foundation. The Clarion workshop is a six week course/session where aspiring writers who want to write Science Fiction and Fantasy can hone and improve their craft. Many now famous writers in the field have attended here is a far from exhaustive list.Anyway the class of 2012 have put together an anthology to raise funds. It's a name your price kinda of thing for .99 cents upwards. Luke R. Pebler who appears in the S&L anthology has a story in here as well as 16 other writers. A very cheap way to check out some up and coming writers.Paul: July is biggest comic month in history making $53 million and the number one selling comic?Rocket Racoon #1. Rack up another one for the "Unknown Property" of Guardians of the Galaxy. P.S. Groot debuted in November 1960 in Tales to Astonish #13. Years Before Spider-Man, The X-Men or every one of the Avengers except for the original Captain America series (March 1941).Just For Posterity Ronan The Accuser (August 1967).The Original far future Guardians of the Galaxy which was a completely different team (January 1969).Adam Warlock (The already announced GotG 2? :) (April 1972) Drax (1973) Gamora (1975) Star Lord and Rocket Racoon both (1976)terpkristin: Jennifer Lee, who co-wrote Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen, has been tapped to work on the screenplay for a live-action version of A Wrinkle in Time. I loved loved loved loved this book when I was a kid and am cautiously optimistic about this project...George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Readers Have Already Predicted the Series EndingSyfy's Childhood's End Adaptation Gets Closer and Closer to HappeningPICKSLindsay writes: Prior to reading The Name of the Wind, I read:Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis: Picked it up after listening to an interview with the author on the Skiffy and Fanty show and it was excellent YA Fantasy. Every time the main character blinks his perspective switches to a girl in a secondary fantasy world.August 26 - The Broken Eye (Lightbringer) by Brent Weeks and Echopraxia by Peter watts (continuing on from Blindsight) Lock in by John ScalziSeptember 2 - Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (Bobby Dollar) by Tad WilliamsFind more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendarBARE YOUR SWORDSFF Art for framing?Finally got my @swordandlaser Anthology! Love the dedication. #swordandlaser #book #anthology #scifi #fantasy http://t.co/9rOcCHVKVNSword and Laser do #LonCon3 ! @swordandlaser http:[email protected] Just got this. Looks like a fantastic lineup. http://t.co/V2Bg71q3qJBOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSIONNext Month's book pick! Stories of Your Life and others by Ted ChiangThis month's Pick:The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe always important casting threadTheories from:The Re-Readers' Thread posted by JackADDENDUMSSign up for the newsletter to enter to win a copy of Half a King by Joe Abercrombie! See form on the right-hand nav on the website here!