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message 301: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5771 comments Mod
I think that pretty much makes me done reading the books. Assuming he actually finishes them.


message 302: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5771 comments Mod
James Marsters fans rejoice! They are releasing a new audio version of Ghost Story read by Marsters.

I for one am quite happy about this. Nothing against John Glover. He would be a fine narrator otherwise, but he's not Marsters. And it's strange/jarring to have one book out of 15 to be a different narrator.

http://www.jim-butcher.com/posts/2015...


message 303: by Serendi (new)

Serendi | 757 comments Very cool!


message 304: by David(LA,CA) (new)

David(LA,CA) (DavidScharf) | 327 comments Steven Spielberg to Direct Ready Player One.

http://deadline.com/2015/03/ready-pla...

That's probably going to help in getting all the different properties mentioned in the book together for the film. Who wouldn't want free advertising in a Steven Spielberg film?


message 305: by Mark (new)

Mark (markmtz) | 1233 comments Clean Reader, a profanity-free ereader, best explained by Chuck Wendig

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/...


message 306: by Brendan (last edited Mar 25, 2015 02:28PM) (new)

Brendan (mistershine) | 928 comments BRB, writing an app that adds profanity to previously clean books.


message 307: by Trike (last edited Mar 25, 2015 02:32PM) (new)

Trike | 5454 comments Mark wrote: "Clean Reader, a profanity-free ereader, best explained by Chuck Wendig

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/..."


I can't wait for the next iteration, Clean Reader 2.0, which will remove mention of menses, minorities and Muslims from ebooks. And GM vehicles, because ____ Chevy.


message 308: by Kevin (new)

Kevin | 700 comments Just the basic idea of that app is fucking horrible. That they decide which words are profanity and which aren't from their puritanical Christian American viewpoint and present that as the "acceptable for kids" version makes it a lot worse.


message 309: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5454 comments Game Of Thrones May Circle Back To Characters And Plots That Were Skipped

"There are a lot of characters from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that have not made their way onto the small screen. Chief among these are characters like Lady Stoneheart and Victarian Greyjoy. While Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have traditionally stayed mum about characters like Lady Stoneheart, they recently shared some information about characters we haven’t seen yet, noting that the show could still return to characters that have been skipped."


message 310: by Aaron (last edited Mar 26, 2015 01:52PM) (new)

Aaron Nagy | 379 comments Kevin wrote: "Just the basic idea of that app is fucking horrible. That they decide which words are profanity and which aren't from their puritanical Christian American viewpoint and present that as the "accepta..."

I find it kind of silly because you can pull out the bad words but it's the context that matters. But come on guys lets be real they aren't running around burning the books or censoring copies that are out it's a filter you can get if you want it. It's silly but relatively harmless and all it really does is give the parents a safe frame of mind...and prevents their kids from dropping the F bomb in church because they didn't know it was a swear word.

I'm too lazy to check but I really hope they used the SA censoring style fuck=gently caress and shit=poo poo.


message 311: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 2947 comments I would call it "the Flanders."

Why bother railing against it when mocking works so much better? I suggest some readings of "Fifty Shades of Gray" through that app.


message 312: by AndrewP (new)

AndrewP (andrewca) | 2234 comments Kevin wrote: "Just the basic idea of that app is fucking horrible. That they decide which words are profanity and which aren't from their puritanical Christian American viewpoint and present that as the "accepta..."

If they do it right it should be fun to see what comes out when they run the Holy Bible through it :)


message 313: by Nick (last edited Apr 01, 2015 06:08AM) (new)

Nick (whyzen) | 1295 comments The "Expanse" producers are looking into making the Google GPS capture the flag game "Ingress" into a TV series. I just started playing this. Go Enlightened!!
http://deadline.com/2015/03/ingress-t...


message 316: by R.D. (new)

R.D. Williams (rdwilliams) | 4 comments Kevin wrote: "Just the basic idea of that app is fucking horrible. That they decide which words are profanity and which aren't from their puritanical Christian American viewpoint and present that as the "accepta..."

Well here's the thing, no one is saying you MUST use this app, it's just an option out there for those who WANT to use it. So why is it such a big deal????


message 317: by Pris (new)

Pris (pnasrat) The Tiptree awards and for 2014 have been announced. The Tiptree award is an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender.

Congratulations to winners Monica Byrne with The Girl in the Road: A Novel and Jo Walton with My Real Children

The award also has an honor list of mentions that interested readers might want to check out http://tiptree.org/


message 318: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (whatlovelybooks) | 179 comments Cover Art and Release Schedule for John Scalzi’s The End of All Things Novellas

"The End of All Things" will be published in four ebook-only episodes throughout the month of June:

Episode 1: The Life of the Mind publishes June 9th
Episode 2: This Hollow Union publishes June 16th
Episode 3: Can Long Endure publishes June 23rd
Episode 4: To Stand or Fall publishes June 30th

The complete hardcover edition will be available August 11th.


message 319: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2612 comments Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will return for Tron 3: http://www.avclub.com/article/olivia-...

I think I'm in the minority here - I didn't hate Tron Legacy.


message 320: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5771 comments Mod
I just hope for another Daft Punk score.


message 321: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5454 comments Dara wrote: "Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will return for Tron 3: http://www.avclub.com/article/olivia-...

I think I'm in the minority here - I didn't hate Tron Legacy."


I actually liked it quite a bit. Of course, it probably helps if you get the in-jokes and references. (For instance, Michael Sheen's character wasn't named "Zeus" after the god, but rather "Zuse", after the inventor of the programmable computer. Which plays into the reason Sheen's character behaves the way he does.


message 322: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2612 comments Sheen was excellent in Legacy. One of my favorite parts.

SyFy loses wresting rights in 2016: http://io9.com/huzzah-syfy-just-lost-...

Maybe they'll go back to more scifi programming? Maaaaaybe. Perchance.


message 323: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 2947 comments Dara wrote: "SyFy loses wresting rights in 2016: http://io9.com/huzzah-syfy-just-lost-...

Maybe they'll go back to more scifi programming? Maaaaaybe. Perchance. "


Mmmmm...you know, there's so much filler in The Expanse, they could do a mashup. Detective Miller versus the Protomolecule. In a cage match. For the championship of the solar system!


message 324: by Louie (new)

Louie (rmutt1914) | 705 comments Rob wrote: "I just hope for another Daft Punk score."

Pretty sure Daft Punk announced they are not involved in the making of Tron 3


message 325: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5454 comments The Nerdist (Chris Hardwick) will have a show on SyFy. I'm guessing the same one he tried on BBCA.


message 326: by Louie (last edited Apr 08, 2015 12:05AM) (new)

Louie (rmutt1914) | 705 comments Trike wrote: "The Nerdist (Chris Hardwick) will have a show on SyFy. I'm guessing the same one he tried on BBCA."

Actually it's going to be Nerdist News, like their YouTube show. Hardwick will be producing. Now, weather Chobot will host, that is the question.


message 327: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5771 comments Mod
Louie wrote: "Rob wrote: "I just hope for another Daft Punk score."

Pretty sure Daft Punk announced they are not involved in the making of Tron 3"


Booo


message 328: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 1987 comments Dara wrote: "Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will return for Tron 3: http://www.avclub.com/article/olivia-...

I think I'm in the minority here - I didn't hate Tron L..."


I didn't hate it, I just thought it was an odd sequel -- the video game Tron 2.0 was actually much closer in spirit to being a sequel to the first film. But I loved the visuals and the soundtrack.


message 329: by Myf (new)

Myf (myfanwyreads) | 94 comments It would be great if you guys could discuss the "Puppygate", Hugo nominee scandal situation. I know it would be awkward for you guys to take sides or express personal opinions on this but I don't think I can overstate how valuable and useful an objective breakdown of the situation would be to fans of the genre.

A few links from both sides of the divide in case you need a starting point.

Slate's overview: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2...

Tor's Nominee announcement:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/04/2015...

Torgersen's Blog (The guy who organises Sad Puppies)
https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/...

Comics Alliance Overview:
http://comicsalliance.com/hugo-awards...

If you have any interest in talking about this I would be very interested in helping make this as impartial and informing as possible so don't hesitate to message me.


message 330: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5771 comments Mod
Trailer for another new SyFy show, Dark Matter: http://io9.com/syfys-dark-matter-is-l...


message 331: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2612 comments Ann Leckie sold another Ancillary story to Orbit, to be published in 2017. http://io9.com/were-getting-more-fant...


message 332: by Kevin (new)

Kevin | 700 comments Dara wrote: "Ann Leckie sold another Ancillary story to Orbit, to be published in 2017. http://io9.com/were-getting-more-fant..."

Whoop!


message 333: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (stephenoflongbeach) | 1077 comments I remember Tom & Veronica talking about the Hugos in another broadcast on how difficult it was to determine who & what was eligible for what section. Who knew there was a handy guide for all that?


message 334: by Eleanor (new)

Eleanor | 190 comments BBC Radio 4 have three sets of programs celebrating the work of Ursula Le Guin. This includes an adaptation of the Left Hand of Darkness airing now and later this month Earthsea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pk...

Credit for finding this should go to Steven who posted a thread about it in the forums.


message 335: by Clyde (new)

Clyde (wishamc) | 338 comments There is a spirited Great Filter discussion going on over at Charlie Stross's place. Those interested in such things might want to take a look.
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-...


message 336: by Aidan (new)

Aidan (adribbleofink) | 53 comments Is it too forward to suggest the announcement of my short story collection, Tide of Shadows and Other Stories, which includes a story that was originally printed in the Sword & Laser Anthology? aidanmoher.com/blog/2015/04/news/anno...

If so, how about news that two Hugo nominees have been disqualified due to ineligibility: http://file770.com/?p=21886


message 337: by Pris (new)

Pris (pnasrat) Jeff Vandermeer posted on Facebook http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trai... where Alex Garland reveals a little bit on the adaptation of Annihilation as a screen play. From 17:05 in video


message 338: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 2947 comments Wow. I would think Annihilation would be next to impossible to film. Best of luck to him!


message 339: by David (new)

David (farrakut) | 842 comments John (Taloni) wrote: "Wow. I would think Annihilation would be next to impossible to film. Best of luck to him!"

It was actually optioned to film before the books were even published, kinda crazy.


message 340: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2612 comments Annihilation will make a great movie. I pictured Jessica Chastain as the biologist the whole time so they should definitely cast her.


message 341: by Sky (last edited Apr 15, 2015 02:30PM) (new)

Sky | 662 comments Mark Lawrence (Empire of Thorns, Red Queen's War) has a new 3 book deal from Harper Collins for "Red Sister", this one featuring a female protagonist

http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2...

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/hc-...

Also...When is S&L going to interview him :)


message 342: by Louie (new)

Louie (rmutt1914) | 705 comments David wrote: "It was actually optioned to film before the books were even published, kinda crazy."

Happens more often than you'd think, actually.


message 343: by Dara (last edited Apr 16, 2015 06:30AM) (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2612 comments Cover reveal for Charlie Jane Anders's debut novel All the Birds in the Sky was posted on Tor. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/04/cove...

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message 344: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2612 comments "Gollancz acquires sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s A Meeting with Medusa, written by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter"

http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2015/04/gol...


message 345: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 2947 comments ^That definitely looks cool.


message 346: by Pris (new)

Pris (pnasrat) New Star Wars Episode VII trailer

http://io9.com/luke-skywalker-is-back...


message 347: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 5213 comments Don't know if you covered the Arthur C. Clarke award nominees. It's a juried award, different from the Hugo's, and different from Arthur C. Clarke novels as well.

http://www.clarkeaward.com/previous-a...


message 348: by Clyde (new)

Clyde (wishamc) | 338 comments A passage which was cut from A Wrinkle in Time has been found by Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter and published by the Wall Street Journal.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-wri...


message 349: by AndTheRest (new)

AndTheRest The Hugo-nominated short fiction works of John C. Wright are available as a free ebook from the publisher:

www.castaliahouse.com/downloads/the-n...


message 350: by Alex (new)

Alex (alexcpierce) | 47 comments The first ever Nerdcon:Stories has been announced.
It takes place Oct 9-10 in Minneapolis, MN.
It's run by the same folks who run Vidcon and has a fantastic slate of authors.

I've posted about it here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
The official site is here: http://www.nerdcon.com


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