Why genres don't matter on the Internet
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk to Rachel Aaron about why she doesn't worry about genre anymore—and how she had to fight the siren song of Warcraft to become a professional writer.
The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club podcast hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of science fiction / fantasy buffs, and to discuss and enjoy books of both genres. For show notes and previous episodes, head here. You can also help support us on Patreon!
We’re happy for the Hugos, sad for the last Terry Pratchett novel, and J.R.R. Tolkien has a new book. Plus, we wrap up Uprooted by Naomi Novik and make our peace with a trope. The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club podcast hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. […]
Tom and Veronica talk to J-F Dubeau, author of ‘The Life Engineered,’ about why we should build more robots.
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