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Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcasts

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!

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!

Location:

United States

Description:

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!

Language:

English

Contact:

(415) 779-6736


Episodes

405: Above the Fold

2/25/2021
The hosts of the SMR Podcast join Tom to discuss The Fold by Peter Clines. Is the main character overpowered? Can they convince Christ to read the book? Plus why kids these days get to tour potato chip factories AND the beginning of March madness!

Duration:00:43:42

#404 - A Page Turner in the Best Sense

2/11/2021
So many new reading list suggestions from Locus to the ALA to TheMarySue. Plus George RR Martin updates on his progress. And Rod Simmons from SMR Podcast is here to disucss this month's pick The Fold by Peter Clines.

Duration:00:44:59

#403 - Like a Santa Hat on Ursula K. Leguin

1/28/2021
Mallory O'Meara from Reading Glasses is back and she's very skeptical about adapting the Sparrow for television. The hands alone! Also new Game of Thrones universe TV options and our final thoughts on The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

Duration:00:52:27

#402 - A tripod has three legs....

1/14/2021
#402 - A tripod has three legs.... by swordandlaser

Duration:00:41:54

401 - More Like Dys-HOPE-ia, right?

12/24/2020
We learn the mysteries of the fig newton and Fangtasia. PLUS we kickoff our January book with a SUPRISE GUEST and how Parable of the Sower ended making Brea and Tom more hopeful.

Duration:00:52:31

#400 - Boxing Day Experts

12/17/2020
Lots of great books are turning into TV shows and movies and lots of great book recommendation lists are coming out! We also become experts on Boxing Day and are BLOWN AWAY by Trike's Sword and laser word search. And Brea and Tom make recommendations of when NOT to read Parable of the Sower.

Duration:00:44:32

#399 - Sneaky Alternate Pick?

12/3/2020
Veronica is off on maternity leave but Brea Grant from the Reading Glasses podcast is here. yay! Brea gets to know pigeons, our legion of Richards and kicks off her pick for December, Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. We also need your help uncovering the mystery of Boxing Day.

Duration:00:33:08

#398 - Stand for the Strain at the Strand

11/19/2020
It's Veronica's last episode before her maternity leave! OH MY. And we have some fun, including wrapping up our thoughts on Howl's Moving Castle.

Duration:00:34:44

#397 - Squeeherent

11/6/2020
Tom and Veronica draw the lines on whether they favor Alix E. Harrow or Tamsyn Muir (because they are both awesome). Tom has some new new writing coming out, and we have our first impressions of Howl's Moving Castle and why we missed out on it in our own childhoods.

Duration:00:29:44

#396 - Antsy with Mars

10/22/2020
How to make The Watch series not feel so bad maybe? Also, some great lists of top fantasy and sci-fi and a few more award winners. Plus, we kick off the November pick and wrap up Finder By Suzanne Palmer.

Duration:00:47:43

#395 - Spider Belmont

10/8/2020
Sandman and Lord of the Rings go back intro production, why publishers shouldn't fear library eBooks, and a call for Sword and Laser book remembering help!

Duration:00:27:31

#394 - Speaking of Books

9/25/2020
A couple of great series becoming books and video games. A couple of great folks sadly passed away. And our final thoughts on Ten Thousand Doors of January, and our FIRST thoughts on the October Pick, Finder.

Duration:00:38:47

#393 - Three-Body No Problem

9/10/2020
Dune! Dune looks so good! Yay Dune! Save us! Help us escape! Actually, we’re pretty good on that front as Ten Thousand Doors of January is helping us all escape. And we’re also pretty bulllish on the team putting together a TV adaptation of Three-Body problem for Netflix. EVERYTHING IS GREAT!

Duration:00:31:12

#392 - Audible Minus?

8/28/2020
We try to explain Audible's new plans, decide if Pinocchio is fantasy (especially if Mussolini is involved), and wrap-up our thoughts on Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett.

Duration:00:34:36

#391 - Audiobook Drama

8/15/2020
The Hugos are here! And we’ve read a bunch of them. Also, some thoughts on what should or should not be in the genre canon. Should there even be a canon? Or should we shoot it out of a cannon? Also our early, non-spoilery thoughts on Elysium.

Duration:00:32:58

#390 - Interview with Dennis E. Taylor

8/6/2020
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.

Duration:00:36:19

#389 - Embracing the Challenge

7/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:43:55

#388 - Interview with Sam Maggs

7/23/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:37

#387 - The Nanobots Are Coming?

7/16/2020
The first rule of Short Story Club, SFF with a smile, and how to get the most out of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Duration:00:30:25

#386 - Interview with L.E. Modesitt Jr

7/9/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:01