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November 26th, 2014
Episode 125 of 228 episodes
We sing the praises of Ursula K. Leguin, marvel at the casting of HBO's Westworld, announce our December book pick and wrap up Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Also, Veronica admits she would eat people.Ed. note: I would eat people -VDownload direct link! WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Milk (of human kindness)Veronica: Tullamore Dew QUICK BURNS Sandra: Philip K. Dick's Short Story ‘The Crawlers’ Is Getting A Big Screen Adaptation David: Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014. terpkristin: The follow-up to Brandon Sanderson's first "Legion"novella (novelette? short story? something?) came out 11/24! It will be free from Audible for the first month, based on his blog post. Kvon: Pat Rothfuss' Worldbuilders is once again running an sff lottery and auction to benefit Heifer Intl. David: Wesley Chu re-signs with Angry Robot Books Michele and Rob: Amazon and Hachette have reached an agreement Bookshelf: Next year HBO will have a new series.West world- With Anthony Hopkins- an adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 novel of the same name. PICKS The Secret Root by D.S. Cahr suggested by Ira. Next time we'll discuss The City and the City by China Mieville suggested by Andrew. 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 Marion: What is the one book or series you would give away to someone who is reading SF/Fantasy for the first time? Rob Secundus:Monstrously Long Audiobook Recs BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Next month's pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Wrap up: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick Drew: The Toad Jay: Is everyone a vegetarian or is meat only for the richest people? John: I find it interesting how Dick describes casual lack of empathy.ADDENDUMS Support our show on Patreon