Michael and Michael discuss "The Technologist" column from the Feb 18th issue of Newsweek. Stackpole pitches a fit about the lack of tech savvy by this supposed expert pundit on this column, with very good reason. You have to wonder if the technology pundit knows enough about Google to use it and search for terms related to digitizing books.
Summer wishes she'd been in the studio for this, since she's geeked over the fact that Tor is now having a free ebook a week special that just started this week... their first free book is "Mistborn: The Final Empire" by Brandon Sanderson, and the next free book will be "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi.
Interview: Michael and Michael talk with Nina Munteanu about Darwin's Paradox, a near-future eco-thriller that Brian enjoyed, and he had a list of burning questions.
Nina is a scientist working as an environmental consultant, and she approaches environmental conservation with a scientific perspective. The story explores a path of "where we are" and "where we're going", and a number of intertwining concepts that could place a fast-paced thriller in a dense, rich world.
Nina also talks about the differences between technical writing and fiction writing, and how she's managed to make both types of writing help her write better in both realms.
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The Library: New this week: Goblin War by Jim C. Hines; The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez; Something Magic This Way Comes edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Sarah A. Hoyt; Singularity's Ring by Paul Melko.
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Promo: The Babylon Podcast: Exploring Every Detail about Babylon 5