The Sword and Laser (Audio) show

The Sword and Laser (Audio)

Summary: 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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 #319 - An Unkindness of Blurbs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:55

More Pratchett TV coming, and more Rothfuss books?  Plus more deep discussion about an Unkindness of Ghosts, including why blurbs may lead you astray.

 #318 - I Wanna Know What Love Is | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:59

Tom tries to convince Veronica to fight hate, but A Wrinkle In Time has her questioning love's power.

 #317 - Crew Goals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:03

Hey the Hugo nominations are open and you can vote for us! Also Firefly is coming back as books. And the Hugo nominations are open and you can vote for us. Plus StoryBundle has an awesome set of books called Black Narratives! And the Hugo nominations are open and you can vote for us. Oh and the Locus Awards are open for voting. That one... you can't vote for us. But you can vote for us in the Hugos.

 #316 - Why'd Ya Do It, Ernie? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:04

We share our memories and thoughts on the passing of Ursula K. Leguin. We also talk about how silly it is to think anybody but George R. R. Martin truly knows the release date for Winds of Winter, and discover the true villain of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

 #315 - Philip K Dick Move | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:16

Goodbye Shannara, hello The Blade Itself TV show? Also Moby Dick and Philip K Dick have different problems, and what the monster in Frankenstein might truly represent.

 #314 - Not-So-Young Frankenstein | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:25

It's a whole new year of books, and we have some suggestions! Plus the science behind Westeros and the amazing 200-year-old Mary Shelley.

 #313 - No Bones to Pick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:52

Ready Player One may have a sequel, The Witcher TV show has a show runner, and we have no bones to pick with California Bones.

 #312 - Eating Bones for Fun and Magic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:27

#312 - Eating Bones for Fun and Magic by swordandlaser

 #311 - Science Fiction Triggers Clickbait Headline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:11

This week we have a lot to say about wine, some to say about Amazon's Lord of the Rings series and loads to say as we wrap up Connie Willis' Doomsday Book. Plus we kind of sort of kick off December's Book, California Bones.

 #310 - Apocalypse 1870 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:17

OMG. Patrick Rothfuss is best buds with Lin-Manuel Miranda and they're doing a TV prequel to Kingkiller Chronicles, while Felicia Day plays Poppy the Dragonologist AND Amazon wants to do a Tolkien series. And that doesn't even begin to shed light on how good our book pick Doomsday Book is. But the piece de resistance of the show is one man's story of losing power and trying to read.

 #309 - League of Extraordinary Ladies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:16

We’re happy for Chuck Wendig and sad for the passing of Roy Dotrice and Julian May. And we’re also debating whether side conversations are a good literary device.

 #308 - A Decade of Us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:48

That’s right, Sword and Laser has been picking and reading books for 10 years and we’re not even close to stopping. This week we discuss why you don’t need to travel to London to read Theodora Goss but it doesn’t hurt. And why we’re extra excited for Andy Weir’s Artemis.

 #307 - Annihilation is the new Arrival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:46

Good Omens looks good, Annihilation looks great, our last thoughts on Helliconia Spring, and why we’re reading about monsters in October.

 #306 - Indentured Robotude w/ Annalee Newitz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:13

Annalee Newitz joins us on the show to talk about her new novel Autonomous. We discuss indentured robot servitude, the archaeological digs she's digging right now, and what the future of our economy could look like!

 #305 - Major in Martin Studies! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:29

The Martin Studies International Network will help you study Westeros better, Scott Lynch gives hope for the next Locke Lamora book and sadly, we lose a great one in Jerry Pournelle,


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