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Hi Nathan,

I'm listening to The EU Review #18 right now, and I'm loving it. Your FAQ on Ebooks is really cool and informative.

But I should note that there are indeed more than just "Kindle, Nook, iPad, and a variety of smartphones" for eReading. Sony has a massive line of ebook readers that, to my knowledge, read EPUB-format files as well as the Nook.

Also, I'd like to share the fact that the Nook is unavailable in Canada. Instead, we have the Kobo, which is associated with Indigo Books and Music Company (which owns almost every bookstore in Canada, like Chapters, Coles, Smithbooks, etc.) My mother has one and she loves it. We have the Kindle too, but it uses Amazon.com instead of Amazon.ca. My sister-in-law has one and she loves that.

But yes: Canadian readers have the Kobo instead of the Nook, but I fully recommend it. I don't e-read myself, except for reading some free books off the computer, but that's only because I like owning books, seeing them on the shelf, and holding them in my hands.
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The U.S. has the Kobo too, actually. Over here, it was the e-Reader pushed by Borders. Given that they just went completely out of business, I suppose that's why many here are either unfamiliar with it, or seem to think it is due to die with Borders. I didn't know they were tied to so many other stores, though!


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For what it's worth, I'm aware of the other ereaders on the market, but I needed to narrow down the segment, which was already quite long, so I went with the top three current devices used for ereading. In the follow-up for August, I can get into some of those other options.
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Nathan Butler wrote:
For what it's worth, I'm aware of the other ereaders on the market, but I needed to narrow down the segment, which was already quite long, so I went with the top three current devices used for ereading. In the follow-up for August, I can get into some of those other options.


Good call. Sorry, I didn't mean it as a criticism, but wanted to put the extra info on the table.

Something just occurred to me: a lot of podcasts I listen to (granted, they're technically radio shows turned into podcasts, so are limited by the timeslot) have extra information in the shownotes, in case there was additional information that could not be conveyed. It was almost like a small tie-in blog. And they'd end some segments with "For more information, check out the shownotes."

That way, if there was other relevant information, you could still post it for others to see. Just an idea.

@VileZero: I actually did not know that. Cool. Shame about Borders though. And the Kobo is a great device, especially if you used the PC software to download your books instead of downloading them via wifi right to the device.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Something just occurred to me: a lot of podcasts I listen to (granted, they're technically radio shows turned into podcasts, so are limited by the timeslot) have extra information in the shownotes, in case there was additional information that could not be conveyed. It was almost like a small tie-in blog. And they'd end some segments with "For more information, check out the shownotes."


Unfortunately, my time for doing shownotes with each episode has dwindled down to basically nothing. That's why I planned to discuss it next time, and left the mailbag open next time for questions and concerns about the topic.
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Cool.

At any rate, it was a great show. And I like the new format.

I agree with your points about Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine. I personally didn't get the impression of random-encounters-with-wildlife (I just didn't notice), but I did get other RPG vibes from it. Specifically, how it seemed everything the characters did was like a fetch mission. Those can be annoying even in an RPG, much less a book.

But yes, enjoyed the show. Keep it up!
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FYI: We now have a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/theeureview

It has all of the Visual Showcase, From the Archives, and WARS Primer videos from our Facebook page and the WARS Facebook page. I just a new Visual Showcase episode into it a few minutes ago.
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The EU Review: Episode 19 is now released!

In this episode, you'll find:

Contest: Win a copy of "WARS: The Battle of Phobos: Preludes"
Choices of One (reviewed by Nathan and Kelly)
The Clone Wars Digest (all stories, reviewed by Nathan)
Shadows of the Empire (reviewed by Nathan and Andrew)
Transitional format mailbag: Another view on Choices of One, more on ereaders, etc.

The new episode can be found here: http://www.solosound.net/eu-review/3102/
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The Obscure Side #12 is now available. It covers:

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Star Wars Science Adventures (series)
Star Wars Tech (DVD version)

The new episode is here:

http://www.solosound.net/eu-review/3107/
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The EU Review: Episode 20 is now released!

In this episode, you'll find:

"WARS: The Battle of Phobos: Preludes" Contest Winners
Fate of the Jedi: Ascension
A Long Time Ago Omnibus, Vol. 4
Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-Ray set)
Communication Segment (formerly mailbag)

The new episode can be found here: http://www.solosound.net/eu-review/3112/
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And on this 14th Anniversary of the Star Wars Timeline Project that is now the Star Wars Timeline Gold . . .

The EU Review: Episode 21 is now released!

In this episode, you'll find:

"Star Wars Tales #21, Equals and Opposites, Hasbro Comic Pack" Contest
Heir to the Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition (including Crisis of Faith)
And Leebo Makes Three (from Star Wars Insider)
LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (Blu-Ray release, reviewed with Tom from We Talk Clones)
Jedi: The Dark Side
Communications Segment (formerly mailbag)

The new episode can be found here: http://www.solosound.net/eu-review/3138/
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The EU Review: Episode 22 is now released!

In this episode, you'll find:

"Star Wars Tales #21 Comic Pack" Contest Winners
New Contest: Host an interview episode to put Nathan on the spot.
The Complete Saga Omnibus
Riptide (Nathan and Kelly)
A Fair Trade
The Old Republic: The Lost Suns
The Clone Wars Digest: Strange Allies
The Clone Wars on Blu-Ray (TCW Film, Seasons 1 - 3, with guest William Devereux)
Communication Segment (formerly mailbag)

The new episode can be found here: http://www.solosound.net/eu-review/3178/
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Does the review of Riptide have spoilers?

I ask because I've heard from others that any big problems that people have with the story require major spoilers to explain.

And I haven't read mine yet.

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No. We purposely stayed clear of any major spoilers. We won't even tell you the identity of the Jedi that any of the "mad" clones were cloned from. We made sure this one was safe.
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Nathan Butler wrote:
No. We purposely stayed clear of any major spoilers. We won't even tell you the identity of the Jedi that any of the "mad" clones were cloned from. We made sure this one was safe.


You, sir, are a considerate podcaster Smile
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