The Sword and Laser (Audio)

Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

Arts, Literature

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S&L Podcast - #196 - Would Vegetarians Eat Electric Meat?

November 12th, 2014

Episode 124 of 243 episodes

We have some awesome World Fantasy winners to talk about, some exciting casting news for The Magicians and The Expanse, but it really gets interesting when our “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” check-in turns into an ethics of meat-eating discussion.Download episode here!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Talisker Veronica: Glenmorangie QUICK BURNS Dara: Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar) will adapt Asimov's Foundation trilogy for HBO. Terpkristin: The 2014 World Fantasy Award winners were announced, you can read the list here. Best novel went to A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar. I think we should think about reading it sometime soon as a sword pick. :) Saladin Ahmed agrees.Sandra: Syfy's adaptation of the 'The Magicians' series has cast Eliot, Penny and Julia's roles Rob: Scribd is adding audio books to it's monthly subscription service. Louie: Deadline reports more ""The Expanse"" castingPICKS Book Discussion: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Leguin suggested by Carrie Smith. Next time we'll discuss The Secret Root by D.S. Cahr suggested by Ira. Post your thoughts to the thread and we'll discuss more about them next time!Find more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar BARE YOUR SWORD What hard science fiction do you like? Looking For Psychological Horror Recommendations LOCAL MEETUPS Terpkristin: MD/DC/NoVa: Looking for more members Stephen: Orange County: Nov. 24th 6:30 pm or so, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Josh: The next San Francisco S&L meetup is Monday, Nov 24 from 6pm - 8pm at Borderlands Books! BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Check in on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Bookshelf: The one thing missing in both the book and movie is the coffee.They got the cigarettes but no coffee. (There should be at least one Night Hawks at the Diner kind of scene).Jay: So... Why can't empathy be programmed? ADDENDUMS Support our show atPatreon.com/swordandlaser

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