Affiche Sword & Laser
  • 3 saisons
  • 44 épisodes
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    2012
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Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk about upcoming and classical books of the science fiction and fantasy genres, interview authors about their work.

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S01E01 Nocturnal, Scott Sigler, & the Magicians 13/04/2012 On our very first episode, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt welcome author Scott Sigler to the show to discuss his new (too scary for Veronica) book, Nocturnal. We also kick-off this month's book club pick, The Magicians by Lev Grossman, and respond to your audience feedback!
S01E02 Book Sniffing, The Magicians, & Saladin Ahmed 27/04/2012 This week, we're wrapping up "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman (but don't despair if you haven't finished yet!) and we also speak with author Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell awards and author of "Throne fo the Crescent Moon."
S01E03 Scienta-Fiction, Hyperion, and Lev Grossman 11/05/2012 Celebrated author and book critic Lev Grossman answers your questions about The Magicians, and we kick off our brand new "laser" pick, Hyperion by Dan Simmons!
S01E04 Hyperion, Ernest Cline, and... Space Goats? 25/05/2012 Author and screenwriter Ernest Cline joins us today to talk about Ready Player One, and we wrap up our May pick, Hyperion!
S01E05 Dragon Names, Tigana, and James S.A. Corey 08/06/2012 The duo behind Leviathan Wakes, Ty Franck and Danial Abraham (as James S.A. Corey) chat with us, and we kick off our June pick!
S01E06 George R.R. Martin Makes Veronica Faint 22/06/2012 A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin talks with us in our Game of Thrones spectacular!
S01E07 Rob Reid, Music, and Aliens 06/07/2012 New format ahoy! We interview author Rob Reid about music, aliens and TED Talks!
S01E08 Being Sci-Curious, Daniel Suaraez, and Drones 20/07/2012 Author Daniel Suarez joins us to discuss Kill Decision, daemons, and whether he's sent unmanned drones to annihilate us or not!
S01E09 Cereal? Serial? John Scalzi and Alternate Universes 03/08/2012 John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War and Redshirts, joins us to discuss his upcoming e-book serial, The Human Division, and what book he'd take with him if he was about to be sucked into an alternate universe.
S01E10 Superheroes, Sci-Fi Oblivion, and Adam Christopher 17/08/2012 We talk with 'Empire State' author Adam Christopher about his upcoming book 'Seven Wonders,' alternate New Yorks, and what kind of superhero he'd like to be.
S01E11 Forced Love, the Book of Eli, and Gary Whitta 31/08/2012 We sit down with writer and all around great geek Gary Whitta to discuss his upcoming projects, The Book of Eli, and how The Walking Dead video game nearly made his head explode.
S01E12 The Return of Reading Rainbow! With LeVar Burton 14/09/2012 Take a look, he's not in a book, he's on Sword & Laser! LeVar Burton joins us to discuss his favorite novels, the future of Reading Rainbow, and what one line he'd strike from our memory of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
S01E13 Steampunk, Feuding Hillbillies, and Cherie Priest 28/09/2012 We sit down with Cherie Priest, the author of 'Boneshaker' and all around steampunk extraordinaire, to talk the new direction her writing is taking, why she loves steampunk, and learn a little about a family legend passed down from her "feuding hillbilly" ancestors.
S01E14 Tea-Punk, Vampires, and Gail Carriger 12/10/2012 Gail Carriger joins us in the space castle for tea time, a lesson in Victorian vampire name pronunciation, and what's forthcoming from the 'Parasol Protectorate' universe!
S01E15 Trilogy? Nonology? Pen Names? Robin Hobb! 09/11/2012 We sit down with Robin Hobb to discuss her penchant for pen names, what's she currently working on, and her epic trilogies, or are they a nonology? dodecology? We're not sure either, but regardless, enjoy!
S01E16 Pop-Tarts, LARPing, and Jim Butcher 16/11/2012 Jim Butcher joins us to talk about Harry Dresden's latest adventure, his upcoming steampunk series, and how LARP helps shape his world building.
S01E17 Space Castles, Beards, and Patrick Rothfuss 23/11/2012 Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicles, joins us in the space castle to talk world building, beard growing, and how he ripped off Sir Issac Newton.
S01E18 Doctor Who, Dragon Kisses, and Paul Cornell 14/12/2012 We bend space and time to have Paul Cornell, all-around geek writer extraordinaire, join us to talk London Falling, how he bridged the Marvel-DC divide, and the next step in his plans for world domination.
S01E19 Red Country, Revenge, & Joe Abercrombie 21/12/2012 Joe Abercrombie, author of The First Law trilogy, joins us to talk his fantasy western Red Country, letting go of fan favorite characters, and Logen Ninefinger's favorite whiskey.
S01E20 The Hobbit Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 28/12/2012 We've survived the Mayan Apocalypse, which means its time to wrap up our final pick of 2012, JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit, let you know how we enjoyed the movie adaptation, and check in with everyone over on Goodreads. See you in 2013!
S01E21 Old Man's War Kick-Off & Your Feedback! 25/01/2012 We’re making good on one of our S&L New Year Resolutions by kicking off the oft-requested ld Man’s War by John Scalzi! Enjoy, Nick (and everyone else)!
S01E22 Troubled Angels, Talking Cats, & Tad Williams! 11/01/2013 Author of our November pick, The Dirty Streets of Heaven, Tad Williams, joins us in the space castle to give us a little insight on the future of Bobby Dollar, why cats haunt his dreams, and what advice Present Tad would give to Young Adult Tad.
S01E23 Books, Brooks…And More Books: Our Interview with Terry Brooks! 18/01/2013 Terry Brooks, the mastermind behind the world of Shannara, joins us to discuss what's coming up in the Dark Legacy of Shannara, his ventures into standalone e-books, and the advice he'd give to new fantasy authors.
S01E24 Old Man's War Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 25/01/2013 Thanks to an overwhelming response to one of Aaron's recent Whiteboard Review, we're kicking off our February pick, Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart! Plus, we check in over on GoodReads to talk Gaiman, refreshing Science Fiction, and libraries that don't have any books.
S01E25 Bridge of Birds Kick Off & Your Feedback! 01/02/2012 Thanks to an overwhelming response to one of Aaron's recent Whiteboard Review, we're kicking off our February pick, Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart! Plus, we check in over on GoodReads to talk Gaiman, refreshing Science Fiction, and libraries that don't have any books.
S01E26 Stormlight, Steelheart, Sanderson, and more! 08/02/2013 Brandon Sanderson joins us to talk his upcoming Rithmatist, the Legion film adaptation, and why he was the right guy for the job when it came to finishing Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series. Cheers!
S01E27 Treacherous Spies, Trilogies, and Trudi Canavan! 15/02/2013 Author of "The Black Magician" trilogy, Trudi Canavan, joins us to talk her Millennium's Rule trilogy, upcoming stand alone works, and her appreciation of fan works. Cheers!
S01E28 Bridge of Birds Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 22/02/2013 It's time to find out what everyone thought of Number Ten Ox, and check in on Goodreads for suggestions on good old-fashioned popcorn sci-fi and amateur cartography for our favorite fantasy realms. Enjoy!
S01E29 Downbelow Station Kick Off & Your Feedback! 01/03/2013 We dive into CJ Cherryh's classic Downbelow Station, try to settle the age old question of "which was better: the book or the movie?" and give you the inside scoop on how to become a part of the first ever Sword & Laser anthology! Enjoy!
S01E30 Kushiel's Legacy, Jacqueline Carey, and More! 08/03/2013 Author of the Kushiel's Legacy series, Jacqueline Carey, joins us to talk the inspirations behind her immensely popular series, the power of writing in the first person, and Veronica tries not to butcher anyone's name.
S01E31 Self-Publishing, Synergy, and R.A. Salvatore! 15/03/2013
S01E32 Author Guide: Peter F. Hamilton 22/03/2013
S01E33 Thanks for All The Fish! 29/03/2013 We've reached the end of our run here on Geek & Sundry, but before we go, its time to wrap up our March pick, C.J.Cherryh's Downbelow Station, see what everyone is talking about over on GoodReads, and venture into Whiteboard Land one last time.
S02E01 Author Spotlight: Hugh Howey 20/02/2014
S02E03 Author Spotlight: Anne Leonard 06/03/2014
S02E04 Author Spotlight: Mary Robinette Kowal 13/03/2014
S02E05 Author Spotlight: Rachel Swirsky 20/03/2014
S02E06 Episode 6 27/03/2014
S02E07 Episode 7 03/04/2014
S02E08 Episode 8 10/04/2014
S02E09 Episode 9 17/04/2014
S02E10 Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Bear 24/04/2014
S02E11 Author Spotlight: Jim C. Hines 01/05/2014
S02E12 Episode 12 08/05/2014
S00E01 Veronica Belmont & Tom Merritt's Sci-Fi Fantasy "Sword & Laser" Teaser Intro by Felicia Day 19/03/2012 Popular book club podcast, Sword & Laser, comes to life with an irreverent show hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The show features interviews with top authors, reviews of the hottest science fiction and fantasy books, discussion of the essential news of the week, and lots of participation from the vibrant Sword and Laser community.
S00E02 Veronica Belmont & Tom Merritt's Sword and Laser Trailer 29/03/2012 Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt give you the scoop on the Sword and Laser show including a sneak peek at the first episode and their pet dragon!
S00E03 Scott Sigler Extended Bonus Interview 19/04/2012 We ask author Scott Sigler more questions than could fit in the main episode. Plus he tries to guess the name of the dragon.
S00E04 Saladin Ahmed Bonus Interview 03/05/2012 We ask author Saladin Ahmed more viewer questions. Plus he describes his new book and how he became a DM for Joe Abercrombie
S00E05 Neal Stephenson & The Mongoliad Authors 17/05/2012 Tom and Veronica sat down with 6 of the 7 authors of the Mongoliad, including Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, E.D deBirmingham, Cooper Moo, Neal Stephenson, and Mark Teppo.
S00E06 Lev Grossman (The Magicians) Bonus Interview 17/05/2012 We've used our remedial magic to convince The Magicians author to stick around for a few more questions!
S00E07 Ernie Cline Bonus Interview! 31/05/2012 Author and screenwriter Ernie Cline (Ready Player One) sticks around for a few more questions from the audience in our bonus video!
S00E08 James S.A. Corey Extended Interview! 14/06/2012 Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (a.k.a. James S.A. Corey) chat with us about Leviathan Wakes!
S00E09 George R.R. Martin Bonus Interview! 28/06/2012 George R.R. Martin stopped writing the next book for a bit to answer a few more of your questions! Just kidding. We also chat more with Henry Jacoby!
S00E10 S&L July Book Club: Leviathan Wakes Kick-Off & Your Feedback! 06/07/2012 We discuss our brand new "laser" pick for July, Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey!
S00E11 S&L July Book Club: Leviathan Wakes Wrap-up & Your Feedback! 26/07/2012 We wrap-up our July pick, Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey!
S00E12 S&L August Book Club - Assassin's Apprentice Kick-Off & Your Feedback! 03/08/2012 We kick-off our latest Sword pick, Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice!
S00E13 S&L August Book Club: Assassin's Apprentice Wrap-Up & Your Feedback 31/08/2012 We wrap-up our August pick, Assassin's Apprentice, and Veronica uses the Skill* to check in with everyone over on GoodReads. *Tom's pretty sure she just used the internet.
S00E14 S&L September Book Club: Foundation Kick-off & Your Feedback! 07/09/2012 We kick-off this month's pick, Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation, and check with everyone over on GoodReads!
S00E15 S&L September Book Club: Foundation Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 28/09/2012 September is drawing to a close, and that means its time to wrap up this month's Laser pick, Foundation by Issac Asimov! We wonder if Hari Seldon could have predicted it was this month's pick...
S00E16 S&L Book Club: Cloud Atlas Kick-off & Your Feedback! 05/10/2012 With a movie adaptation coming to theatres on October 26th, we kick-off David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, check in with the folks over on Goodreads, and giggle like schoolboys at the titles of a few of Tom's favorite pieces of pulp fiction!
S00E17 Interview w/ John Scalzi - ComicCon 2012 19/10/2012 It's our first LIVE Sword & Laser video show, filmed this summer at the San Diego Comic-Con! Like our live audio specials from Dragon*Con and Bay Con, we sat down with one of the best authors in the biz to talk their canon of works and upcoming projects and then turned the mics on the audience for a live Q&A. This year, John Scalzi, author of Old Man's War and Redshirts, joined us at the YouTube Fan Lounge to talk his take on the ever ill-fated Starfleet ensigns and his next project, The Human Division. Enjoy!
S00E18 S&L Book Club: Cloud Atlas Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 26/10/2012 Before you head to the theatres to see the film adaptation of Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, join us in the space pub as we wrap-up our October pick and check in with everyone on GoodReads!
S00E19 S&L November Book Club 'The Dirty Streets of Heaven' Kick-Off and Your Feedback! 02/11/2012 It's November, and while its not quite time for turkey, it is time for us to kick-off our book for the month, Tad Williams' The Dirty Streets of Heaven! Enjoy!
S00E20 Sword & Laser Book Club: 'The Dirty Streets of Heaven' Wrap-Up & Your Feedback 30/11/2012
S00E21 Sword & Laser December Book Club - 'The Hobbit' Kick-Off 07/12/2012 We kick-off a Classic Sword pick, J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit, find out what THE Cloud Atlas is all about, and reassure Lem that he's still our favorite dragon.
S00E22 December Book Club: The Hobbit Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 28/12/2012 We've survived the Mayan Apocalypse, which means its time to wrap up our final pick of 2012, JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit, let you know how we enjoyed the movie adaptation, and check in with everyone over on Goodreads. See you in 2013!
S00E23 Sword & Laser January Book Club - 'Old Man's War' Kick-off 04/01/2013
S00E24 January Book Club: Old Man's War Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 25/01/2013 Its time to wrap up our January pick, John Scalzi's Old Man's War, check in with everyone over on GoodReads, and get momentarily excited for a new excerpt from GRRM...before remembering that its still going to be a long wait for Winds of Winter. Enjoy!
S00E25 February Book Club: Bridge of Birds Kick-Off & Your Feedback! 01/02/2013 Thanks to an overwhelming response to one of Aaron's recent Whiteboard Review, we're kicking off our February pick, Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart! Plus, we check in over on GoodReads to talk Gaiman, refreshing Science Fiction, and libraries that don't have any books.
S00E26 February Book Club: Bridge of Birds Wrap-Up & Your Feedback! 22/02/2013 It's time to find out what everyone thought of Number Ten Ox, and check in on Goodreads for suggestions on good old-fashioned popcorn sci-fi and amateur cartography for our favorite fantasy realms. Enjoy!
S00E27 Downbelow Station - March Book Club Kick-Off & Your Feedback! 01/03/2013 We dive into CJ Cherryh's classic Downbelow Station, try to settle the age old question of "which was better: the book or the movie?" and give you the inside scoop on how to become a part of the first ever Sword & Laser anthology! Enjoy!

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