S&L Podcast – #146 – Are you there zombie? It’s me, Veronica

Are ebooks killing reading? Why do zombies exist? What is Veronica drinking? All of these– SOME of these questions, and more are answered on another thrilling edition of Sword and Laser.  


Tom: Sutter Home Chardonnay

Veronica: Wine!


WINNERS: 2013 Aurora Award

R. Scott Bakker completes THE UNHOLY CONSULT

Talking to Jo Fletcher About the British Invasion of U.S. Publishing

Video interview with Scott Lynch

Learn a New Language with this Animated Video Explanation of Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi

How L.A.’s “Last Bookstore” evolved from post-apocalyptic to magical

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading



Sleepy Hollow on Fox


Boneshaker (Clockwork Century) by Cherie Priest

Boneshaker a Visual Guide (Spoiler-free Goodreads thread link)


You lost me at “zombies”

Did You Suffer Eighth Grade Syndrome?

Urban Fantasy Where to Start?


So I was just looking for a particular book that was recommended on the S&L video show a while ago. It’s actually out of print and there are no e-book or audio versions available. The only copies on ebay were expensive first editions. Since there are no viable options to give money to the author (in this case his estate) or the publisher/rights holder, what are your thoughts on pirating such hard-to-find works (i.e., searching for an unauthorized epub version)? – Eric


Veronica Tuckerizations for Robot Army! A Tuckerization is when an author writes the name of a person into their story. Only 2 Veronica Tuckerizations are available. They’re priced at $100 a pop, but that gets you the Tuckerization as well as a copy of the anthology ebook. Back the Kickstarter!

Tom has a new book

[GUEST POST] Tom Merritt on His Science Fiction Retelling of King Arthur

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