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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Next Topic: Steampunk, and the Avatar Bad Movie Bingo sheet

Had a couple of great e-mails and twitters today, with some good ideas.

First, someone suggested that if I'm going to be reading books in the future, I might consider putting an Amazon affiliate link to them here on the site. With two weeks between episodes, if I put a follow up on the site the next day, it should be plenty of time for someone who wanted to follow along / support the cast / etc. to order and get the book I'd be talking about. Of course, doing that is totally up to you. If you don't order with an affiliate link, or if you support your local Bricks & Mortar Bookseller, or even your Local Library, I'm totally okay with that. Heck, how will I know?

So, with that in mind, the next episode will be on surviving particular Steampunk scenarios. Good resources for that include Girl Genius, (available at the affiliate link, or to read for free at Phil and Kaja Foglio's site -, I read the whole thing over the last couple of months, and Queso is reading it now - really enjoying it). Also, a book I just finished - Cherie Priest's Boneshaker (a fun adventure novel, including rebellious teenagers, struggling mothers, dirigibles, mad science, and - of course - zombies).

And once I get down with what I'm currently reading, (hey, maybe you'll want to follow me on Goodreads) I'll probably see if I can get my hands on and get through Scott Westerfield's Leviathan before that ep drops.

And because there was a request for it, here's the PDF of the Avatar Bad Movie Bingo sheet I put together.


DK said...

Thank you Zack. For your greatness, story telling, voice acting, all round tallness and allowing us to go on the ride with you.

Also like muffins. Muffins in the morning with a podcast are nice. Better if you also have coffee.

The last two lines was my attempt at humour and as you can read I am not funny. Which is why I need GSG not for the tips on hostess snack cakes. Or the inventive ways to get out of unlikely situations. But so I can repeat what you have said on the podcast at parties and seem funny to others.

Thanks for keeping going we, your audiance, are behind you all the way.

Thanks, Darren

PS. We not actually behind you thats a metaphor.

Zach said...

Don't Turn Around... the blog comments are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!

(insert screechy violin music HERE!)

Thanks, Darren. I appreciate the feedback, and the encouragement.

Also, muffins. Muffins are GOOD

RichM said...

I admire your intestinal fortitude in what you mapped out by way of quest over the next several months and wish you continued good luck on all fronts.

If you need any inspiration on the steampunk frontier then check out the various bits of madness at Steampunk Empire. One thing that steampunk has going for it is a keen sense of fashion not always present in other branches of spec fic.

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