Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Reading Envy 013: The Secret Central Force

Josh and terpkristin joined Jenny to discuss the second most popular book group on Goodreads - the Sword and Laser Book Club, with over 20,000 members. Both of them were members from the beginning - before it moved to GoodReads from Ning, before a podcast was associated with it. We talk about what it's like to be in an online book club, our favorite books we read because of it, and more.

This is the first of three episodes we will have about book clubs in 2014.

First a bit more about our guests!

terpkristin can be found in Goodreads or Twitter.  Josh can be followed in Twitter or Goodreads, but really would love a visit to his website: Nom a Song.

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Books mentioned:
Dawn by Octavia Butler
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish
Memoirs Found in a Bathtub by Stanislaw Lem
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Orphan's Tales by Catherynne M. Valente
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner
Stand On Zanzibar by John Brunner
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Blindsight by Peter Watts
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Other mentions:
Tom Merritt
Veronica Belmont
Sword and Laser Book Club on Goodreads (open to anyone)
Sword and Laser Book List
Sword and Laser Podcast
Borderlands Books
The Sword & The Laser - song collaboration between The Clive Royal Project (aldenoneil / Barry O'Neil) and The New Old Men (Josh and his friend Karl Eifrig):

Sword & Laser Theme song

Sword & Laser Theme song future variation

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