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Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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S&L Podcast - #206 - How Tyrion Could Die

February 18th, 2015

Episode 140 of 243 episodes

We have a whole Wheel of Time pilot mystery to solve and then on top of it George RR Martin says any character in the Game of Thrones series could be killed even if they’re safe in the book. WHAT?! Hands off the Imp! Also we explore the mystery of why Tom didn’t like Annihilation more, even though he wanted to.Download direct link here!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Longboard Lager Veronica: Old Potrero Whisky QUICK BURNS Wheel of Time Pilot weirdness Game of Thrones TV show will start killing chracters independently from the book Sean: Here's something related to GoT/ASoIaF that's not depressing and/or annoying - Martin's original outline/proposal for the series. AndrewP: Milla Jovovich will star in an adaption of GRR Martins 'The Lost lands' stories.Terpkristin: Obviously, everybody is upset that the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series (The Winds of Winter) is not coming in 2015. However, there is some good news as GRRM announced that his Dunk & Egg stories are finally coming to a stand-alone collection on October 6. This edition will be illustrated "on virtually every page" by Gary Gianni. GRRM's announcement can be read at his LJ site. David: They've announced that the first in Butcher's new Cinder Spires series, The Aeronaut's Windlass, is out in September Kevin: Tor.com announces its first line up of novellas to be published later this year from it's new imprint Ben: the Locus Recommended Reading List itself is a worthy quick burn. Each year it comes out in February highlighting what Locus Reviewers collectively regard as the best genre work to come out in a given year. It covers everything from YA to grimdark and from literary SFnal works to action heavy space opera. Its much longer than an award's short list and many people use the list to give them ideas what great works they might have missed from the previous year. BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Sean: The problem of motivation Daniel: This book is not normal narrative John (Taloni): What genre is it actually (expect spoilers) From Annihilation to Acceptance: A Writer’s Surreal Journey Next Month: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison ADDENDUMS Our show is currently entirely funded by our patrons at patreon.com/swordandlaser Thank you to all the folks who back our show, You can also support the show by buying books through our links! Find links to the books we talk about and some of our favorites at swordandlaser.com/picks The Goblin Emperor $8.99 By Katherine Addison

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