From excitement about a new book in the Old Man’s War series, to a rising demand for SciFi, things are looking up on the laser side. We also find out that Tom doesn’t use a Kindle and Veronica’s opinion on spiders.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Yorkshire Gold Tea
Veronica: Hendricks Gin and Tonic
Joanna: Next Old Man’s War book from John Scalzi announced.
The End of All Things
SporadicReviews: Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy optioned for TV!
Joe Informatico: FOX has committed to a put pilot* for a TV series based on the DC Comics (former Vertigo imprint) version of Lucifer, Lord of Hell. Lucifer first appeared in the Neil Gaiman-written Sandman comics before later featuring in his own Vertigo series.
*I had to look this up. Apparently a “”put pilot”” means the network/channel agrees to air the pilot with substantial financial penalties to the development studio if they back out. This is generally a sure sign the network will pick up the pilot.
SporadicReviews pointed out Pyr books in a blog post wrote: “We’ve recently heard from independent booksellers that their customers are hungry for science fiction again, despite the predominance of fantasy over these last several years.
Paul: New Kindle Voyage looks cool.
ShadowShow by Brad Strickland
Next time we’ll discuss The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan Post your thoughts to the thread and we’ll discuss more about them next time!
Find more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar
BARE YOUR SWORD
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What’s with the giant spiders?
Peter V. Brett Calls Out DC Comics on Sexism
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
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