S&L Podcast – #197 – Veronica is a Cannibal

We sing the praises of Ursula K. Leguin, marvel at the casting of HBO’s Westworld, announce our December book pick and wrap up Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Also, Veronica admits she would eat people. 

Ed. note: I would eat people -V

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Tom: Milk (of human kindness)
Veronica: Tullamore Dew   
Sandra: Philip K. Dick’s Short Story ‘The Crawlers’ Is Getting A Big Screen Adaptation     
David: Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014.    
terpkristin: The follow-up to Brandon Sanderson’s first “Legion” novella (novelette? short story? something?) came out 11/24! It will be free from Audible for the first month, based on his blog post.   
Kvon: Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders is once again running an sff lottery and auction to benefit Heifer Intl. 
David: Wesley Chu re-signs with Angry Robot Books  
Michele and Rob: Amazon and Hachette have reached an agreement  
Bookshelf: Next year HBO will have a new series.West world- With Anthony Hopkins- an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 novel of the same name.   
The Secret Root by D.S. Cahr suggested by Ira.      
Next time we’ll discuss The City and the City by China Mieville suggested by Andrew.  Post your thoughts to the thread and we’ll discuss more about them next time!     
Find more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar    
Marion: What is the one book or series you would give away to someone who is reading SF/Fantasy for the first time?   
Rob Secundus: Monstrously Long Audiobook Recs    
Next month’s pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern    
Wrap up:  Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick    
Drew: The Toad
Jay: Is everyone a vegetarian or is meat only for the richest people?     
John: I find it interesting how Dick describes casual lack of empathy. 

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