The Sword and Laser (Audio)

Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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S&L Podcast - #199 - Integrity for Sale

December 17th, 2014

Episode 127 of 243 episodes

This week we almost wrap up The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, discuss the intricacies of eBook DRM and try to decide just how high a price our integrity would fetch. We also wonder the same about Neal Stephenson and Steven Hawking. Join us, won't you?Download direct here!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Forgotten Fire 1871Veronica: Greyhound QUICK BURNS Tamahome: Gotta love the NPR filter tool for the best books of 2014. Hat tip to Jenny. Shad: Interesting ruling on DRM. It might not hold up on appeal, but it would be great if stripping DRM to make a backup of books you bought stopped being illegal Related thread by Eric Daniel: Something I've noticed in my own personal tastes. All the best new books I've been reading have been firmly in the fantasy genre. For my sci-fi fix I've definitly been in comics and manga. Sci-Fi Author Neal Stephenson Joins Mystery Startup Magic Leap as ‘Chief Futurist’ BARE YOUR SWORD Scott: 2014 Book Themes? Alex: Reading in 2015 Andy: If you were able to take Veronica and Tom on an adventure (think RPG), what would their roles be? BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Next Month's Book Pick Poll The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ADDENDUMS Support our show on Patreon You can also support the show by buying books through our links! Find upcoming and past new releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar

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