Sword and Laser Video
By Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont
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Video episodes of the Sword and Laser book club, republished in all their video podcast glory!
|1||CleanVideoS&L Video: Author Spotlight -N. K. Jemisin||N. K. Jemisin writes fiction that reads like history in the best way. But could it also be romance? We ask N. K. Jemisin that and how she’s able to keep a day job and still write amazing fiction. We also find out what trope she’d like to give||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoS&L Video: Author Spotlight – Jim C. Hines||Haven’t you wondered how orcs and goblins and other monsters see the world? Do they feel unfairly vilified? Jim C. Hines can help you walk a mile in their— scaly misshapen feet. Find out why the author of the Goblin Series finds book-cover poses perso||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoS&L Podcast – #173 – JJ, Destroyer of Canons||We’re very excited to have Bryan Benson on the show today, who backed our Kickstarter for season 2 of video, and got to pick this month’s book. He’s a game designer, author and all around great guy. Plus, he helped us to realize that JJ||4/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoS&L Video: Author Spotlight – Elizabeth Bear||What kind of mind can write about a faerie war in Shakespearian England and Lovecraftian Nightmares in depression-era Maine? The kind of mind that can also win a Campbell award for best new writer and then go on to notch a couple Hugos. That’s the k||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoS&L Podcast – #172 – The Invention of BeerPunk||Travel fantasy writer Anthony St. Clair (Home Sweet Road, Martini Destiny) is on the forefront of a new genre involving beer and travel, plus he reveals the secret for planning a book with one word. Download the episode here.||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoS&L Video: Author Spotlight – Kevin Hearne||Kevin Hearne was an English teacher who put up with rejection from twenty three agents and five publishers before he finally prevailed. Thank goodness he did! We would have never been able to meet Oberon! Oh, and Atticus too, of course. We ask Kevin many||4/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoS&L Video REWIND: Downbelow Station Wrap-Up & Your Feedback||In the final episode of season one on Geek & Sundry, we wrapped up our March pick, C.J.Cherryh’s Downbelow Station, saw what everyone was talking about over on GoodReads, and ventured into Whiteboard Land one last time. Download the episode here||4/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoS&L Video: Author Spotlight – Brent Weeks||How did Brent Weeks get from Montana to writing novels on napkins to becoming the bestselling author of the Lightbringer Series? We’ll ask him about that, find out his favorite word and whether he still has the napkins. Download the episode here.||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoS&L Podcast – #170 – The Lives of Wesley Chu||Wes Chu has had many interesting (and varied) careers, but we’re happy that he’s focused on the fascinating tales of Tao. In this Google hangout, we talk about the upcoming finale to the series, where he’s taking the story next, and answ||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoS&L REWIND: Author Guide: Peter F. Hamilton!||On March 22, 2013, Peter F. Hamilton beamed into the space castle to talk about his latest novel, Great North Road, why the Commonwealth still has trains, and which of his universes he might be returning to in his upcoming works. Enjoy! Download the episo||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
It's nice to see Veronica Belmont is back to her normal self...and Tom has a new respectable look...and the production value is on par...
Glad you're here!
I loved this show on Geek and Sundry and was sad to see it gone in the lineup. I'm glad that you guys are still making episodes! :)
Necessary in your life
Tom and Veronica are smart, funny and cool. You pretty much just want to be and date them at the same time. Weird? Yes. Should you still listen to this podcast? Yes. They break down books, bring you news of the literary world and make you want to buy all the books. And I love them for that.