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."

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!