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The Sword of Shannara
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Start date
February 1, 2016
Finish date
February 29, 2016
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The Sword of Shannara
Why we're reading this
I say so!
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* Help support S&L!
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* Now accepting your book reviews!
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* 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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last updated Feb 04, 2016 05:26AM
Favorite S&L of 2015
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last updated Feb 05, 2016 07:26PM
Kindle (and other ebooks!) Daily Deal
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last updated Feb 04, 2016 11:35AM
Octavia Butler - First Book Recommendation?
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last updated Feb 02, 2016 07:57PM
* SoS: February 2016 Pick: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
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last updated 1 hour, 19 min ago
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SoS: Tolkien-lite and that's okay. Some spoilers
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last updated Feb 06, 2016 04:22AM
SoS: Should Elfstones have been picked instead?
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last updated Feb 05, 2016 06:01PM
SOS: Extruded Fantasy Product
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last updated Feb 03, 2016 12:27PM
SoS: Discussion Space for people reading Sword of Shannara (spoilers)
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last updated Feb 03, 2016 03:47AM
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+ Podcasts
* S&L Podcast - #243 - Hugo Nominations Are Open!
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 4 posts · 101 views
last updated Feb 04, 2016 09:54AM
* Interview suggestions!
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 143 posts · 437 views
last updated 4 hours, 37 min ago
S&L Podcast - #242 - The Animal in Our Collection
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 11 posts · 128 views
last updated Jan 21, 2016 10:13PM
S&L Podcast - #241 - A.I. Animal Flesh Carvers
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 3 posts · 78 views
last updated Jan 14, 2016 10:49AM
S&L Podcast - #240 - Wish We Were There
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 34 posts · 132 views
last updated Jan 13, 2016 03:44AM
S&L Podcast - #239 - King Arthur is a Mary Sue
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 11 posts · 146 views
last updated Jan 03, 2016 03:46PM
S&L Podcast - #238 - W.E.B. Dubois' 1908 GoT Reference
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 6 posts · 102 views
last updated Dec 09, 2015 12:40PM
S&L Podcast - #237 - Charles E. Gannon and Big Idea Books
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 2 posts · 68 views
last updated Dec 01, 2015 04:04PM
* Quick Burns
By Rob , Roberator · 91 posts · 254 views
last updated Feb 05, 2016 04:00PM
It's 2 Feb (again)
By Warren · 24 posts · 129 views
last updated Feb 05, 2016 02:19AM
Sci Fi Romance -- It's a Thing?
By Nokomis.FL · 21 posts · 196 views
last updated Feb 03, 2016 06:49AM
Sector Eight (Perimeter Defense: Book #1) by Michael Atamanov has been released
By Oksana · 2 posts · 36 views
last updated Feb 02, 2016 03:37AM
R.I.P. SF Editor David G.Hartwell, 1941-2016
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last updated Jan 30, 2016 07:53AM
Eye Candy
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last updated Jan 29, 2016 08:47PM
Alien probes used to pick the brain of John Scalzi
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last updated Jan 19, 2016 10:04AM
Happy Birthday Roy Batty
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last updated Jan 13, 2016 12:14PM
Author Spotlight - N. K. Jemisin
By Tamahome · 19 posts · 235 views
last updated Jan 28, 2016 07:14PM
Author Spotlight - Kevin Hearne
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last updated Jun 29, 2014 03:56PM
Author Spotlight - Elizabeth Bear
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last updated May 28, 2014 07:23AM
Author Spotlight - Jim C. Hines
By Veronica , Supreme Sword · 11 posts · 94 views
last updated May 13, 2014 10:49PM
S&L Author Spotlight - Mary Robinette Kowal
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last updated May 06, 2014 08:11AM
Author Spotlight - Alastair Reynolds
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last updated Apr 21, 2014 02:15PM
Author Spotlight - Brent Weeks
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last updated Apr 14, 2014 08:35PM
Author Spotlight - Chuck Wendig
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last updated Apr 04, 2014 06:56PM
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+ Local Group Meetups
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last updated Feb 06, 2016 12:42PM
* Tacoma, WA Meetups
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last updated Dec 26, 2015 05:25PM
* San Francisco - next is Monday, Jan 25
By Jlawrence , S&L Forum Mod · 179 posts · 272 views
last updated Feb 03, 2016 07:58PM
* Orange County, CA
By Christina · 168 posts · 216 views
last updated Dec 27, 2015 07:18PM
* Get Your Meetup Added as an Event (updated)
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last updated Aug 13, 2014 10:16AM
Seattle people?
By Natalie · 45 posts · 130 views
last updated Jan 09, 2016 08:02PM
Anyone else from Ireland?
By Scott · 7 posts · 77 views
last updated Nov 02, 2015 11:36AM
Minneapolis/St Paul
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last updated Oct 30, 2015 08:29PM
* What COMICS Are You Reading?
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last updated Feb 05, 2016 09:51AM
What Else Are You Reading - February 2016
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last updated 50 minutes ago
Looking for elves in space/urban fantasy
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last updated Feb 02, 2016 11:52AM
Recommend me manga
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last updated Feb 02, 2016 07:15AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. What Else Are You Reading? January 2016
By Rob , Roberator · 174 posts · 299 views
last updated Feb 01, 2016 04:49PM
A Pern question (slight spoilers for Skies of Pern)
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last updated Feb 01, 2016 04:16PM
2016 Reading Goals
By terpkristin · 62 posts · 290 views
last updated Jan 24, 2016 08:30PM
150 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books to Look Forward to in 2016 (Part 1)
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last updated Jan 20, 2016 12:28PM
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+ TV, Movies and Games
The Magicians TV Show (Please Mark Spoilers)
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last updated 9 hours, 55 min ago
The Expanse TV show (Please Mark Spoilers)
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The X-Files 2016
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last updated Feb 03, 2016 09:52PM
Quantum Chess: Paul Rudd v. Stephen Hawking
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last updated Jan 29, 2016 11:33AM
Richard Morgan's Cyberpunk Novel Altered Carbon Is Becoming A Netflix Series
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last updated Jan 26, 2016 03:22PM
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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last updated Jan 25, 2016 06:39PM
Shannara Chronicles TV Show (Please Mark Spoilers)
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last updated Jan 22, 2016 12:33PM
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+ NaNoWrimo
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last updated Jan 29, 2016 07:16AM
Scrivener Deal for NanoWriMo winners... any generous souls?
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Nanowrimo 2014
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Scrivener NaNoWriMo Deal
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last updated Nov 02, 2014 03:35PM
NaNoWriMo for kids
By A.J. · 1 post · 26 views
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Winner's Circle!
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The Red Rider - on sale for $0.99
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Dark
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last updated Feb 03, 2016 04:39PM
Research on Genre Fiction!
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last updated Feb 02, 2016 06:23PM
Sector Eight (Perimeter Defense: Book #1)
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last updated Feb 02, 2016 03:35AM
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last updated Feb 01, 2016 10:40AM
LitRPG audio books preorder
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last updated Feb 01, 2016 03:19AM
Asteroid Made of Dragons Prequel Audiobook CONTEST CONTEST THING THING
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last updated Jan 26, 2016 11:04AM
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