Give Me Elves, or Give Me Death

October 10, 2016

Trigger warning: We briefly discuss a fictional character’s suicide from 42:08 to 43:22. Please skip that as needed, and take care of yourself.

• “Mass Effect.”

• “Dragon Age: Origins.”

Ness’ (not Bell’s) robot boyfriend. (See also: “The Boy Is Mine.”)

• Crunk Crafting.

Morristown Festival of Books.

“Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow.

Naomi Novik.

Organization for Transformative Works.

Episode with Kirstin of OTW.

V.E./Victoria Schwab.  

“Sorcerer to the Crown” by Zen Cho.

“The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers.

• “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Blind Assassin”  by Margaret Atwood.

• “The Dispatcher,” “Lock In” and the Old Man’s War series by John Scalzi. (Here, have a review of “The End of All Things” and an interview with Scalzi by Ness!)

• “Fellside” by M.R. Carey.

• “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff.

• “Gena/Finn” by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgerson.

The Pancake Sex Book Club where we tore apart “Emma: A Modern Retelling” by Alexander McCall Smith.

• “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

The Dragon Age episode of Fan Friction with Sam Maggs, Katey, Meg and Ness.

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