Vote for the next book!

We're still well into The Golden Compass, but we still need to choose the next novel! Based on submissions in the forums and and choices by me and Tom, we've created a poll. It will be open for the next 4 days, so make your choice!

UPDATE: Oops. I'm my rushed state, I wrote "iRobot" instead of the correct "I, Robot." Someone has gadgets on the brain, huh? ;)



Get in on the discussion!

We've begun reading The Golden Compass, so if you haven't already make sure you join the group for the discussion in the forums! There will be a new group for every book we read, so we can keep everything organized.

If you haven't seen the new FAQ that we've added as well, check it out!

Happy reading!

S&L Book 1: The Golden Compass

golden compassThe inaugural book of The Sword and Laser has been chosen, and it's The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Not only is this a personal favorite of mine, but Tom Merritt and I thought it would be nice to read now considering the movie is coming out in December!

The Golden Compass is the first in the trilogy His Dark Materials, but we'll only ask you to read this first book. It may be easier for you to buy all three books at the same time (and you'll probably want to read the others!), but you're in no way required to do this. Most libraries should have it, and there are also new and used versions available on Amazon.

Hopefully we can all acquire the book by next Wednesday, and then we can plan on talking about the first chapter! The next book will be decided by a vote, and it'll probably be a "classic" of some kind. Enjoy!