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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!

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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!

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By Yogikai - May 16 2020
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Though I’m often late to discussions I enjoy the Goodreads group and the book picks.

Nice!

By rick mode - Nov 08 2017
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I’ve found quite a few great books and series listening to the Sword and Laser. Recommended.

iTunes Ratings

373 Ratings
Average Ratings
343
18
4
3
5

Great Content

By Yogikai - May 16 2020
Read more
Though I’m often late to discussions I enjoy the Goodreads group and the book picks.

Nice!

By rick mode - Nov 08 2017
Read more
I’ve found quite a few great books and series listening to the Sword and Laser. Recommended.
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The Sword and Laser

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

All 253 episodes from oldest to newest

#390 - Interview with Dennis E. Taylor

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We chat with Dennis E. Taylor about the Bobiverse, and what we can expect when we return to it in the new book Heaven's River.

Aug 06 2020

36mins

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#389 - Embracing the Challenge

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In this episode, it's tricky to put the World in WorldCon, alternate history first contact, and Tom is really excited about next month's pick. Plus, we wrap up our ultimately satisfying read of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Jul 30 2020

43mins

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#388 - Interview with Sam Maggs

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We talk with Sam Maggs about her new novel Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope, and about writing different stories in different platforms, from video games to comics to novels.

Jul 23 2020

22mins

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#387 - The Nanobots Are Coming?

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The first rule of Short Story Club, SFF with a smile, and how to get the most out of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Jul 16 2020

30mins

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#386 - Interview with L.E. Modesitt Jr

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We talk with L. E. Modesitt Jr, the bestselling author of two science fiction series and four fantasy series, who has published more than seventy novels. His latest book, Quantum Shadows is described as blending science fiction, myth, and legend in an adventure that pits old gods and new against one another in a far-future world.

Jul 09 2020

21mins

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#385 - What do you mean HORROR?

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We address the harassment accusations against authors, discover that the July pick could be classified as horror (to Veronica's horror), and have a whole lot of good TV coming based on a whole lot of good books.

Jul 02 2020

39mins

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#384 - Teenaged Wiccan

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Tom starts throwing money at Becky Chambers and Veronica defends her rose quartz. Plus, new Star Wars short stories coming and lots of great tie-in novels up for Scribe awards! Also our first impressions of A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.

Jun 18 2020

30mins

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#383 - TerpTalk

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Congrats to the Locus Nominees and Nebula winners! We’ve read a bunch of those but there are some great new picks to be discovered too. Everybody wins! Plus long-time Sword and Laser listener TerpKristin joins us to wrap up Magician: Apprentice.

Jun 04 2020

45mins

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#382 - Great Movie, I Hate It

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We're beefing up our reading lists with Japanese and British award lists. Also it's fun to see what critically-acclaimed movies are hated by the authors whose books they are based on. Plus, we preview our June pick and have a few thoughts on the May pick!

May 28 2020

28mins

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#381 - Happ-E-Anding?

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We're going to get some good Discworld TV! We talk about why sometimes you don't want to read old stuff, and whether you're someone who likes depressing consequences or happily ever after stories. All that and our first non-spoiler impressions of Magician: Apprentice.

May 07 2020

37mins

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