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May 28th, 2015
Episode 160 of 218 episodes
We congratulate John Scalzi on his book deal (while Veronica teases about his Lock In Sequel’s title), applaud Ernest Cline’s choice of audiobook narrator and have polar opposite opinions about Leigh Brackett’s “Sword of Rhiannon.”Download direct here!QUICK BURNS AndrewP - Just read on the Tor.com website that Tanith Lee passed away :( Joanna: Holy crap, John Scalzi just signed a $3.4 million deal with Tor for his next 13 books.Well, if he still thought that he hadn't "made it", he has no excuse for that, now. Given his blog, though, I don't think imposter syndrome was something he suffers much anymore, if at all. More details, including the plan of books. James (Observant Raven) The first trailer for The Magicians TV series has been released. Louie: Wil Wheaton to narrate the audiobook of Ernest Cline's Armada. James (Observant Raven) The trailer for Arthur C Clarkes Childhood's End tv series has been released. Astronaut reads 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' in space See a first look at Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Finalists: 2015 Aurora Award BARE YOUR SWORD Are some stories just too old? Forgotten or unreadable by today's standards? Adding "Lemmed" as a shelf Just for fun - reviews of self-pubbed "bad" ebooks BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Next month: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett WRAP UP Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett ADDENDUMS Inkshares promo! If you've heard about Inkshares on the show, and want to try it out, use the link: inkshares.com/secrets/swordandlaserYou'll get $10 in credits to back a book you'd like to read! If you've already created an account and have backed one of the S&L contest entrants, you've already received an additional $5 to keep the momentum going! So head over to the S&L Collection contest and back your favorites!" 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 .