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March 5th, 2015
Episode 145 of 239 episodes
So much good news! Some of our favorite stories are becoming movies and TV shows and we even have good news of a popularindie author getting picked up by Tor. And we even make a stab at predicting the Nebula winner.Yet controversy rages in the Untheileneisecourt. Especially about how to pronounced Untheileneise.Download direct link here!WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Nothing. I'm tired. Veronica: Nothing, I have to go to a dance class after this! QUICK BURNS "Mark Nebula nominees are up atincluding S&L March pick The Goblin Emperor and the current pick AnnihilationWill the Supreme S&L go out on a limb and predict a winner? " Rob: Amazon picked up a full season of Man in the High Castle David: The City & the City may be coming to TV! Allister: This sounds great. Kazuo Ishiguro is writing a novel with elves and ogres. The Buried Giant is set after the departure of the Romans from Britain and draws on Arthurian themes whilst being influenced by samurai movies/films and westerns. Stephen: Becky Chamber's well reviewed self published The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet has been picked up by TOR for wider distribution. Louie: Blade Runner sequel gets its director and star. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is in negotiations to direct Harrison Ford. Warren: Harrison Ford to reprise role as Deckard in 'Blade Runner' sequel Dara: Paramount is trying to acquire the rights to The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. David: Bryan Singer looking to adapt The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. HeinleinApparently they're going to rename it Uprising. Maybe they're just using it to mine it for elements instead of really adapting it? Is the original (famous!) title that movie-unfriendly? " BARE YOUR SWORD I also wanted to comment on the topic of alternative sexuality in SciFi. It's funny because it seems like the last few books I have read in the genre are in fact exploring the idea that in the future sexuality isn't your standard hetero relationship. The "Commonwealth Saga" by Peter F. Hamilton had many different types of partnering, as a standard course throughout. Which also continued in his "The Dreaming Void" series. Also "Hollow World" by Michael J. Sullivan had a very experimental play on sexuality (can't go into it since... Spoilers) and was really the whole point of the book. I know these are just a few books, but it just feels like many of the newer books coming out have mixed things up. Or at least not taken a hetero relationship as a standard assumption.- Travis E BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison Sarah Monette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Goblin Emperor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia SarahMonette.com:Who am I? Katherine Addison || FAQ SFF In Conversation: Katherine Addison on The Goblin Emperor and Grimdark | The Book Smugglers The Book Plank: Author interview with Sarah Monette // 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 and if you would like to support the show that way head to patreon.com/swordandlaser. 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