We get the message and beef up the book discusiion. But the news is full of trailers and the feedback is full of awesome. But will Veronica Hughart the book? And if she did, what would that mean?
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The Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
Hi Tom & Veronica.
I love your show(s) and the GoodReads group. On the podcast I listened to today, Tom said that he would like to pick a science fiction novel by a female author. Ursula K. LeGuin was mentioned, but I'd like to see something more contemporary. May I suggest God's War by Kameron Hurley? I've started reading it and it's something really different. It's kind of like Joe Abercrombie writing SF taking place on a planet with a female dominated society. The primary SF elements are genetic engineering and colonization of other planets. It's not an easy read and it's very dark, but it seems pretty good. I've paused it because it's so intense, so I need an incentive to finish.
Keep up the great work!
I saw this and immediately thought it would make a great news piece for your show!
I am behind on my youtube episodes so if you have already covered this, please FORGIVE ME! I just saw it (I think Brandon Sanderson linked to it on his twitter) and thought it was AWESOME! Anyway, love your show and the podcast,
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Thanks to an overwhelming response to one of Aaron's recent Whiteboard Review, we're kicking off our February pick, Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart! Plus, we check in over on GoodReads to talk Gaiman, refreshing Science Fiction, and libraries that don't have any books.
More on our February pick, Bridge of Birds:
Hughart Fan Site: http://www.barryhughart.org/books.htm
"Reconsidering Goblins" by Aaron:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-dJ-BKgTgA
It's time to wrap up our January pick, John Scalzi's Old Man's War, check in with everyone over on GoodReads, and get momentarily excited for a new excerpt from GRRM...before remembering that its still going to be a long wait for Winds of Winter. Enjoy!
More on our January pick, Old Man's War:
From John Scalzi's Blog: http://whatever.scalzi.com/about/books-by-john-scalzi/
"A Once Crowded Sky" Review by Aaron:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuSKLG61lbk