Apply John Scalzi Directly to Forehead
Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt congratulate John Scalzi on his epic book deal
Veronica, however, teases him about his Lock In Sequel’s title. Todays Sword and Laser podcast also applauds Ernest Cline’s choice of audiobook narrator, and sees the presenters offer polar-opposite opinions about Leigh Brackett’s “Sword of Rhiannon.”
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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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