We have a whole lot of award finalists to tell you about and Veronica bravely tries to pronounce their names. We also wonder how much said is too much said.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Car Men Air Camenere, Chile
Veronica: Something red
TOC: ‘The Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy’ Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Harper/Voyager UK to Release SF/F Classics with Beautiful Minimalist Covers
Tad Williams completes latest novel
Great science fiction authors tell us which novels they wish they’d written themselves
FINALISTS: 2012 BSFA Award
FINALISTS: The 2012 Kitschies
BARE YOUR SWORD
Veronica's Reddit AMA
The battle against 'sexist' sci-fi and fantasy book covers
Jim Hines Group Cover Pose
Living in a Fantasy world
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
New GAME OF THRONES video
Use of "said"
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Terry Brooks, the mastermind behind the world of Shannara, joins us to discuss what's coming up in the Dark Legacy of Shannara, his ventures into standalone e-books, and the advice he'd give to new fantasy authors.
More about our guest, Terry Brooks:
On the Web: http://www.terrybrooks.net/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialbrooks
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialterrybrooks
More on Terry's Works:
Original Shannara Trilogy: http://www.goodreads.com/series/49525-the-original-shannara-trilogy
Heritage of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/40325-heritage-of-shannara
Voyage of Jerle Shannara:http://www.goodreads.com/series/42961-voyage-of-the-jerle-shannara
Word & Void: http://www.goodreads.com/series/44330-word-the-void
Genesis of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/40860-genesis-of-shannara
Legends of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/49107-legends-of-shannara
High Druid of Shannara: http://www.goodreads.com/series/44034-high-druid-of-shannara
Dark Legacy of Shannara:http://www.goodreads.com/series/74801-the-dark-legacy-of-shannara
Paladins of Shannara:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15743635-paladins-of-shannara
"Exactly What You Wanted" by Aaron:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fDcSqVAUxo
We're running a little late, but we're here! We have lots of awards to discuss and one to even beg for a little. Plus we chat about what makes a sellout and what makes an addictive series!
FINALISTS: 2012 Philip K. Dick Award
Yep, there's now a 'seal of approval' for the scientific accuracy of novels
Christopher Tolkien speaks out for the first time, says Peter Jackson 'eviscerated' his father's work
Gollancz to publish three ELITE novels
A brave new world: science fiction predictions for 2013
WINNER: A.E. Van Vogt Award
Hugo Award Nomination Period Is Now Open
The Offer on Old Man’s War: A Ten-Year Retrospective
Great Quotes about Writing from Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
Clever Film Trailer for “John Dies At The End” Aimed at Pirates
77 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2013
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Thought I'd check in and tell you guys that you are AWESOME. I dearly love the podcast and Youtube show at Geek and Sundry. I listen to the podcasts on the way to/from work when I'm not listening to my audiobooks and I always have a lot of fun with the books! Really enjoyed Nocturnal by Scott Sigler recently (which freaked me out on a level I'm not entirely comfortable discussing), and am currently having a blast with Old Man's War. Keep up the great job and I can't wait to see what's next!
Hey Tom and Veronica,
I know this is a little late but I did want to thank you for all your amazing work on the Sword & Laser podcasts in 2012 & with the introduction of the video show as well :D Thank you for continuing to inspire me to get back to reading & making sure I always have a long list of books to read. Hope that 2013 is going to be a wonderful year for you both as well as for Sword & Laser itself :D
P.S. Tom I know you mentioned you wouldn't mind suggestions for things to do in LA yourself so I figured I'd include the suggestions I received for my trip to LA just in case they might be helpful for you.
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