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Tom and Roger (with special guest correspondent Josh Lawrence) go long with their election special. They even call the election two days in advance. Plus solve the energy crisis thanks to Sean.

#013 – The S&L Podcast: Holy crap! We finished Anathem!

Long show tonight, so I’ll keep the blog post short! In case you haven’t finished the book yet, there are SPOILERS in this podcast for Neal Stephenson’s Anathem, so beware! Don’t forget to take a look at the ever-growing Wikia page for Anathem.

We also want to congratulate Michael M., who won the last contest (and wins a Logitech headset!). Here is his winning closing sentence:

“With palpable relief Schuman slumped over the rail waiting for the pool of magma to close over the briefcase and reflected to himself that he still hadn’t had a cup of coffee.”

That’s a book I’d like to read! We also want to remind you of our special offer from Audible for the first story in the original audiobook, METAtropolis!

We’ll be going back to a regular weekly or bi-weekly format now, so look for Tom’s pick for the next book soon!

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No new episode this week?

Between a sick dog, family visits, crazy work schedules, adn more, we may be skipping the episode this week. Assume we wont ave one and maybe we’ll surprise you later on. We should be back next week though!

Free METAtropolis story from Audible

While they aren’t a sponsor, Audible.com has been kind enough to treat Sword and Laser fans to a free download of the first story from their new Metatropolis series. So we said, why not?! METAtropolis is an interesting project. It’s an original audiobook, meaning there’s no print version. The stories are published directly to audio. The first story is entitled “In the Forest of the Night” written by Jay Lake (author of “Mindspring“) and features the voice of Michael Hogan better known to many of you as Colonel Tigh from Battlestar Galatica. The complete audio book, featuring five unabridged novellas will be released on Oct. 21, 2008.

Go here to download the first story of the audio book. No credit card required, though you will have to create an account. Hey they wanna get something out of you for free.

Don’t feel like registering for an account? No problem. Audible’s also throwing in a free sample of another story from METAtropolis called “To Hie From Far Cienia” by Karl Schroder (read by Stefan Rudnicki). This isn’t the whole story, but there’s nothing required except to click to download.

Download sample of “To Hie from far Ciena”

Let us know what you think of the series, and the idea of free stuff like this in the comments!