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The Sparrow
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Start date
January 1, 2015
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January 31, 2015
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The Sparrow
Why we're reading this
It won the book poll.
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* Help support S&L!
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last updated Jan 14, 2015 12:25PM
* Now accepting your book reviews!
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last updated Jun 22, 2014 03:56AM
* Calendar
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* FAQ - A Sword and Laser Primer for New Members
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* Introduction and welcome thread!
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Recommendations for books with immortal character(s)
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Am I misinterpreting something in the Harry Potter ebook terms?
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Kindle (and other ebooks!) Daily Deal
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+ Annihilation
* Ann: February 2015 Pick: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
By Rob , S&L Forum Mod · 68 posts · 298 views
last updated 19 hours, 20 min ago
The New Weird
By Serendi · 16 posts · 169 views
last updated 13 hours, 2 min ago
Ann: First impression: this book is short
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last updated 16 hours, 5 min ago
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+ The Sparrow
* TS: January 2015 Pick: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
By Rob , S&L Forum Mod · 108 posts · 526 views
last updated Dec 30, 2014 07:36PM
TS: Happy to read The Sparrow!
By Joanna · 33 posts · 239 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 08:42PM
TS: The Inevitable Comparison to Job
By Barak · 20 posts · 74 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 12:50PM
TS: Disappointed With The Ending (full spoilers)
By Barak · 32 posts · 219 views
last updated Jan 26, 2015 08:03PM
TS: On Jesuits
By Barak · 37 posts · 169 views
last updated Jan 23, 2015 02:18PM
TS: The Religious Theses (Full Spoilers)
By Rob Secundus · 12 posts · 74 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 10:47PM
TS: My personal reaction to The Sparrow (Full Spoilers)
By Steve · 21 posts · 183 views
last updated Jan 18, 2015 05:14PM
TS: [Spoilers] Chapter 11 controversy
By Daniel · 66 posts · 256 views
last updated Jan 12, 2015 04:41AM
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+ Podcasts
* S&L Podcast - #203 - Myke Cole's Secret Unicorn
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 19 posts · 85 views
last updated 10 hours, 41 min ago
* Interview suggestions!
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 86 posts · 229 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 10:07AM
S&L Podcast - #202 - Ready Player Two
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 29 posts · 171 views
last updated 20 hours, 39 min ago
S&L Podcast - #201 - Don't Fear the Roomba?
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 14 posts · 120 views
last updated Jan 19, 2015 03:41AM
S&L Podcast - #200 - Best Books of 2014
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 23 posts · 211 views
last updated Jan 11, 2015 04:43PM
S&L Podcast - #199 - Integrity for Sale
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 12 posts · 178 views
last updated Dec 24, 2014 07:16PM
S&L Podcast - #198 - The Most Hated Phrases in SciFi
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 46 posts · 172 views
last updated Dec 15, 2014 08:58AM
S&L Podcast - #197 - Veronica is a Cannibal
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last updated Dec 09, 2014 02:09AM
* Quick Burns
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 202 posts · 729 views
last updated Jan 26, 2015 04:07PM
The Expanse Syfy TV series trailer
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last updated 18 hours, 24 min ago
Hugo Nominations Are Now Open
By Sean · 18 posts · 113 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 02:54PM
possible 2015 Hugo novel nominations
By Ulmer Ian · 77 posts · 410 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 01:44PM
Possible 2015 Hugo nominees -- short stories
By Stephanie · 36 posts · 152 views
last updated Jan 26, 2015 08:57PM
possible 2015 Hugo nominations for TV+Movies
By Ulmer Ian · 15 posts · 43 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 06:52AM
Ernest Cline
By Nokomis.FL · 2 posts · 54 views
last updated Jan 20, 2015 05:34PM
Queers Destroy Science Fiction!
By Ben · 4 posts · 153 views
last updated Jan 17, 2015 01:08PM
Showing 8 of 40 topics — 1,006 comments total
+ Local Group Meetups
* MD/DC/NoVa - Next meeting: Saturday January 31st
By Rob , S&L Forum Mod · 256 posts · 200 views
last updated Jan 28, 2015 04:31AM
* San Francisco - next is Jan 26
By Jlawrence , S&L Forum Mod · 27 posts · 94 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 07:35PM
* Tacoma, WA Area Members?
By Dorene · 37 posts · 131 views
last updated Dec 21, 2014 01:01PM
* Orange County, CA
By Christina · 117 posts · 141 views
last updated Jan 27, 2015 12:17PM
* Portland, OR
By Will · 35 posts · 76 views
last updated Jan 20, 2015 09:00PM
* Get Your Meetup Added as an Event (updated)
By Jlawrence , S&L Forum Mod · 7 posts · 130 views
last updated Aug 13, 2014 10:16AM
Near Abington Pa?
By Joe · 31 posts · 80 views
last updated Jan 28, 2015 06:58AM
Edmonton, AB Canada
By Jared · 1 post · 13 views
last updated Jan 25, 2015 10:29PM
* What Are You Reading - January 2015
By Rob , S&L Forum Mod · 242 posts · 366 views
last updated 34 minutes ago
what is rocking your socks? 2015 edition
By Kdawg91 · 44 posts · 192 views
last updated Jan 26, 2015 10:37AM
Big, Long Series to Fill Gap Left By WoT
By Jonathon · 56 posts · 203 views
last updated Jan 25, 2015 07:09PM
What COMICS Are You Reading - January 2015
By Louie · 56 posts · 122 views
last updated Jan 24, 2015 03:32PM
Fantasy books that deal with electoral politics/bureaucracy/democracy
By Ethan · 13 posts · 84 views
last updated Jan 23, 2015 01:05PM
Any other podcasts?
By Joanna · 24 posts · 110 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 11:33AM
Why No Audiobook?
By itrooper · 48 posts · 1337 views
last updated Jan 13, 2015 11:01AM
Your best of 2014
By Kristina · 33 posts · 363 views
last updated Jan 05, 2015 06:27AM
Showing 8 of 68 topics — 966 comments total
+ Author Questions
Questions for Myke Cole
By Tom , Supreme Laser · 12 posts · 69 views
last updated Jan 22, 2015 07:14PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Questions for Daniel H. Wilson
By Tom , Supreme Laser · 2 posts · 43 views
last updated Jan 12, 2015 04:38PM
Questions for Delilah Dawson
By Tom , Supreme Laser · 12 posts · 69 views
last updated Oct 14, 2014 04:08PM
Questions for Timothy Zahn
By Tom , Supreme Laser · 11 posts · 55 views
last updated Sep 17, 2014 04:42AM
Questions for Robert Jackson Bennett
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 13 posts · 63 views
last updated Sep 16, 2014 06:50PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Questions for Naomi Novik!
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 7 posts · 72 views
last updated Aug 30, 2014 06:15PM
Finding your target audience for cross-genre novel
By G.R. · 17 posts · 90 views
last updated Jul 05, 2014 08:24AM
Need advice on Fantasy book description
By Jo · 19 posts · 119 views
last updated May 30, 2014 09:14AM
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+ TV, Movies and Games
Fantastic Four 2015
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12 Monkeys
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Aliens
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Ascension: Did anybody watch it?
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Predestination (Heinlein's "All You Zombies")
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last updated Jan 21, 2015 01:49AM
The history of scifi in film
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last updated Jan 20, 2015 09:08PM
Guardians - 8 Bit
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last updated Jan 18, 2015 05:42PM
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