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S&L Podcast - #210 - Are You the Goblin Emperor?

March 19th, 2015

Episode 148 of 243 episodes

We bid adieu to Terry Pratchett and commemorate him with one more book pick next month. We cheer for Chuck Wendig being picked for the next Star Wars novel. And we wonder if we are too much like the Goblin Emperor. Are you?Download direct link here!QUICK BURNS Paul: Terry Pratchett has passed away Sandra: There will be one more DiscWorld novel Dara: Gollancz plans to publish The Thorn of Emberlain by the end of 2015. They also revealed the cover. Alpha Young Writers scholarship drive Dara: HBO wants 10 seasons of Game of ThronesMark: George RR Martin is sad but cancels WorldCon Saratoga and ComicCon "(Should I complete and deliver WINDS OF WINTER before these cons roll round, I reserve the right to change my mind)."Joanna: Lois McMaster Bujold just announced that she has sold a book about Cordelia Vorkosigan to Baen, titled "Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen" and tentatively scheduled for February 2016. Sky:20 new books will be released in the new Star Wars universe in a series dubbed "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens", that span multiple publishers and age groups and fills in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and the upcoming The Force Awakens. Including Chuck Wendig!--- Details on the first standalone Star Wars movie including the title "Rogue One" and director and release date for episode VIII: Rian Johnson / May 26, 2017 Tamahome : Station Eleven a finalist to be nominated for the Faulkner BARE YOUR SWORDHey guys, just heard your podcast for the first time and really enjoyed it.I'm a designer and concept artist that works in film and games and just thought I'd share the fact that I just finished working with Denis (Den-ee) on his upcoming sci fi film The Story of Your Life which will star Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.I can't say anything about the movie i just worked on, but I wanted to voice my support for Denis as the choice to direct the new Bladerunner. People may not be super familiar with him, but if they watch his films, they'll see that he's could do a great job with it. He's got a kind of dark, gritty style and , fingers crossed, could be what this new Bladerunner film needs. I really like the idea of a less "Hollywood"type of director tackling this story.Anyway, thanks! And if you'd like to see what kind of fantasy and scifi design work I do, please check out my site:www.theartofpeterkonig.com-Peter---March Madness SF/Fantasy Style BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison Next time we'll kick off a Terry Pratchett book. Watch the goodreads group for the announcement of which one 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

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