Veronica REALLY wanted to make the title of this episode “Tom Merritt is a sexist pig.” But Tom doesn’t need that kind of grief. And besides he has promised to read even more female SciFi/Fantasy authors going forward. But if you want to hear Veronica giggle at the notion– as well as defend our book pick, Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, and wax eloquent about the need for varied perspectives in literature– then fire up this episode!
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Boddington’s Pub Ale
Veronica: Some kind of white wine
Nominate Your Favorite Works And People For The 2015 Hugo Awards
Nokomis.FL noted “George RR Martin’s The Winds of Winter: no plans for publication in 2015 ” Trike wasn’t sure this was really news and Robert wrote: “given that ‘Winds of Winter’ won’t be published in 2015, it’s almost certain that the TV show will finish before the books are published. “
Michele and Dara:
“J. Michael Straczynski Will Adapt Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars for Spike TV“”
Dara: More books into tv series! Endemol studios has acquired the rights to Lauren Beuke’s Broken Monsters
“Ben: After their popular special issues and Kickstarter campaign last year Women destroy Science Fiction (and fantasy and horror too) – Lightspeed are doing a similar thing with Queers Destroy…. Which can be backed on Kickstarter at the moment.
Robyn: I’m late to the game (and apologies if this has been mentioned before), but I just realised that The Guardian is doing a monthly round-up of SFF – January’s is here. Fun way to find out about new books.
Also take a look at John DeNardo’s SF Signal’s 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy and Horror Books to Look Forward to in 2015 (Part 2)
BARE YOUR SWORD
Louie: Who are your top 5 most read authors?
1-Philip K. Dick 30
2-William Shakespeare 18
3-Stephen King 14
4-Evelyn Waugh 11
4-Douglas Adams 11
4-Neal Stephenson 11
7-Hunter S. Thompson 10
8-Frank Herbert 9
8-Douglas Coupland 9
1-Charlaine Harris 14
2- Laurie R. King 13
2-Robin Hobb 13
4-Tad Williams 12
4-Jim Butcher 12
6-Orson Scott Card 9
7-Jacqueline Carey 7
7-Gail Carriger 7
7-Kevin Hearne 7
7-J.K. Rowling 7″
A Rant about a Particular Aspect of eBooks
BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Annihilation review – ‘You’ll find yourself afraid to turn the page’ | Books | The Guardian
Finally, a novel about weird science that’s genuinely weird