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Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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S&L Podcast - #202 - Ready Player Two

January 21st, 2015

Episode 131 of 243 episodes

We wrap up The Sparrow. We loved it and it made us sad. We're also blown away at the quality of books being made into TV shows. Well, only a pilot and a trailer but so far so good. But should you risk reading a book and seeing a movie or TV show too? Maybe not!Download direct here!Watch the Google Hangout! WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Jameson's Select Reserve Black Barrel Veronica: Hendricks Gin QUICK BURNS Yento: New trailer for The Expanse. I'm trying so hard not to get too excited about it because syfy but this looks like it could be pretty good. Louie: First look at The Man in the High Castle adaptation. (Israel also alerted us) Dara: SyFy is really into adapting books. Now they're turning Robert Charles Wilson's Spin into a miniseries. Warren: Screenwriter Zak Penn, who's written the Ready Player One adaptation, has revealed that Ernest Cline is currently working on a second novel. David: "Gollancz have acquired the English translation and publication rights to three further Witcher books by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski." via The Wertzone BARE YOUR SWORD Steve: How to dislodge the movie from the book? Jonathon: Big, Long Series to Fill Gap Left By WoT BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Next month's pick: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (We'll formally kick off next episode) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell TS: Disappointed With The Ending (full spoilers) ADDENDUMSWe have a new producer! Hi Jacob!

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