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Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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S&L Podcast - #213 - Our Thoughts on the Hugos

April 16th, 2015

Episode 155 of 216 episodes

We're excited and fearful about a new chapter from George R.R. Martin's Windsof Winter, we're hopeful about new books from John Scalzi and Ann Leckie and we're just a little wistful and/or angry about the Hugos.Download direct! WHAT ARE WE DRINKING? Tom: Newcastle Brown Ale Veronica: Viognier White Wine QUICK BURNS Sword & Laser Collection Contest Sandra: Behold! A new chapter from Winds of Winter Eleanor (via Steven): BBC Radio 4 have three sets of programs celebrating the work of Ursula Le Guin.Dara: Ann Leckie sold another Ancillary story to Orbit, to be published in 2017. Sandra: Cover Art and Release Schedule for John Scalzi’s The End of All Things NovellasPaul: The Tiptree awards and for 2014 have been announced.People are dropping out of the Hugos Aidan - Two Hugo nominees have been disqualified due to ineligibilityPssst: Aidan's also got a short story collection coming out Ewan: The whole Hugos Thing BARE YOUR SWORDJust a quick heads up that the Discworld Reading Order Guide now has an official Facebook page!We are gearing up toward releasing the final (sad, I know) 3.0 version of the Guide soon and will be taking suggestions for the draft on the /r/Discworld subreddit and on Facebook once the draft is published. Looking forward to hearing from S&L Pratchett fans.- Krzysztof KietzmanWhat COMICS Are You Reading BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett Brendan: Discworld graffiti showing up in London Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett's inspiration Question about selecting out of print booksas our book pick 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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