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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new) - rated it 4 stars

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1500 comments Mod
George R. R. Martin has even more money coming his way, public domain books clean up nice, we love the Locus Award winners, and why Veronica is not allowed to let a bear eat her.

http://swordandlaser.com/home/2017/7/...
https://www.patreon.com/posts/12564657


message 2: by Jen (new) - rated it 1 star

Jen | 118 comments You guys made me blush.

Glad you liked the Baby Lem costume. I'm sorry we didn't get a picture with you Tom, but the toddler was getting tired of being a dragon and had to turn back into a real boy.

Also, Veronica's "That's a weird URL" in reference to Tom's new podcast made me do a spit-take.

Also, DON'T GET EATEN BY A BEAR!


Sean Lookielook Sandulak (SeanSandulak) | 395 comments Wouldn't it be weird if Veronica was reading Bear when she was eaten by a bear after talking about being eaten by bears?


Brendan (mistershine) | 892 comments So glad you mentioned the Introduction! I was thinking of making a post about it myself. It was funny, extremely quotable and presents a terrific argument for the worth of sci-fi and fiction generally.


message 5: by Mark (last edited Jul 07, 2017 08:00AM) (new) - added it

Mark (mmtz) | 841 comments

With apologies to cartoonist Doug Pike for usurping his oenophile bear cartoon to belabor this podcast's meme.

Gone with the Wine: The Wine Cartoons of Doug Pike

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restau...


Silvana (silvaubrey) | 853 comments Please make Ninefox Gambit and/or The Fireman as S&L pick! When's the last time we read horror?


message 7: by Rob, Roberator (new) - rated it 2 stars

Rob (robzak) | 5076 comments Mod
We don't generally read horror. Just Sci-Fi and Fantasy.


message 8: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 1826 comments I can't hear the phrase "DON'T GET EATEN BY A BEAR" without getting this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_xi...

stuck in my head.

Also: DON'T GET EATEN BY A BEAR!


Silvana (silvaubrey) | 853 comments Rob wrote: "We don't generally read horror. Just Sci-Fi and Fantasy."

The Fireman is often shelved as SF/Fantasy as well.
Anyway, I do sometimes get confused with the classification, like whether The Graveyard Book is horror only or can be classified as fantasy.


message 10: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim | 477 comments The Graveyard Book is horror? I thought it straight fantasy.


Keith (keithvolson) | 5 comments DGEBAB should be the official sword and laser signout salutation.


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Mark (mmtz) | 841 comments If you aren't going to heed the advice given in Sean's t-shirt you may need to read HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! by Mykle Hansen


message 14: by Mark (last edited Jul 07, 2017 05:28PM) (new) - added it

Mark (mmtz) | 841 comments Another helpful book: Don't Get Eaten: The Dangers of Animals That Charge and Attack by Dave Smith

From black bears to bison, cougars to wolves, this book is perfect for anyone who spends time in the outdoors or lives in rural areas. Don't Get Eaten: The Dangers of Animals that Charge or Attack will teach you how to avoid confrontations, and will help you understand the warning signs of potentially dangerous animals, and characteristics like their strength and speed. Learn the symptoms of rabies and, most importantly, what to do if something goes wrong.

And it looks like Dave is the man for bear issues because Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters


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Mark (mmtz) | 841 comments Another book titled Bear by Van Allen.

To see this bear is to know death.

Following up on the t-shirt, we could add an ampersand and change the name of the book club to Sword & Laser & Bear.

Who knew there were so many bear books?


Trike | 4552 comments Mark wrote: "Who knew there were so many bear books?"

You have no idea -a story told through S&L books:

Veronica by Nicholas Christopher Veronica

The Four Day Weekend by George Henry Smith The Four Day Weekend

Bear by Marian Engel Bear

Bear Meets Girl (Pride, #7) by Shelly Laurenston Bear Meets Girl

Bear's Touch (Clan Healer, #1) by Emma Alisyn Bear's Touch

Bear to Have and Hold by Amy Lamont Bear to Have and Hold

The Woman Who Married a Bear (Cecil Younger, #1) by John Straley The Woman Who Married a Bear


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Mark (mmtz) | 841 comments Trike wrote: "You have no idea -a story told through S&L books:"




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Mark (mmtz) | 841 comments Yet another threat to the lifeblood of S&L!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...


Silvana (silvaubrey) | 853 comments Kim wrote: "The Graveyard Book is horror? I thought it straight fantasy."

That's what I thought at first before the book was disqualified from a fantasy group read discussion because it is considered as "horror" only.

Anyway, still hoping for Ninefox Gambit as a future SF pick!


Trike | 4552 comments Watch out for clever ones.




message 22: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (last edited Jul 09, 2017 01:48PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tassie Dave | 2209 comments Mod
More 'great advice to live by' ;-)

Don't put spiders on your head. Check
Don't get eaten by a bear. Check


Trike | 4552 comments Why are bear attack stories at the top of my Google feed all of a sudden?

http://nypost.com/2017/07/09/bear-tak...


terpkristin | 3610 comments Hahaha I was coming to post the same thing as Trike. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/te...


message 25: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 1826 comments To the list of things I never, ever want to wake up to, I'll add "The sound of a bear's teeth crunching against my literal skull."


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Matt (lewismd) | 1 comments I think the confusion about Kindle Unlimited was that Prime comes with the Prime Lending Library, which is basically reading one KU book a month for free.

Relatedly, I've been enjoying Lindsey Buroker's Fallen Empire series via the kindle lending library. And I think Marko Kloos' Frontlines series is on there, too.


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