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Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!

The Sword and Laser Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 397 Ratings

Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!

    #439 - And the Rest is History

    #439 - And the Rest is History

    So many awards! We learn about a novelization of an unpublished Alien 3 script by William Gibson. We take a brief trip back to episode 1. And we share the books we picked to read this month in honor of Jenny.

    • 36 min
    #438 - New Ruth Rising

    #438 - New Ruth Rising

    It's award season! We have Nebulas, we have Mythopoeics, we have Nommos. We also have some nice reviews of the show, and we wrap up our thoughts on Machinehood by S.B. Divya. It made us think!

    • 48 min
    #437 - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine

    #437 - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine

    The hope of science fiction spurred by a science museum, Dracula by email, why it's called a tetralogy and our non-spoilery thoughts on Machinehood, and our goodbyes to friend of the show, Jenny Colvin.

    • 52 min
    #436 - It's About the Howdunnit

    #436 - It's About the Howdunnit

    Is a mystery ruined if you guess the perpetrator too early? We say maybe not! Plus good news from Peter V. Brett and more radical transparency from Veronica.

    • 37 min
    #435 - Cultural Appreciation

    #435 - Cultural Appreciation

    The Hugo finalists are out? Already? Already! A banned beer. And our initial non-spoiler impressions of Master of Djinn.

    • 38 min
    #434 - Are Sequel Prequels Equal?

    #434 - Are Sequel Prequels Equal?

    A whole bundle of good stories, telling tales from the point of view of villains, and we kick off our reading of A Master of Djinn by P. Djèli Clark.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Veronica and Tom, hosts of the Sword and Laser podcast, highlight great books through discussion and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

dajaaj ,

8 year Break!

So I haven’t listened to an episode in like 8 years...since before they had the intro music and sound effects. Love this show and feels just like catching up with an old friend. Like a fine wine just better with age!!

amzimme ,

Great Books!

Great book pics—some I would never have picked up on my own but I loved them! I love their analysis of the texts, banter, and info! This podcast has enhanced my reading life immensely!

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