S&L Podcast – #98 – Stop Saying Lady Cave!

If you thought the audio podcast would get shorter because of our video show, you were not right. We have almost a full hour of discussion about why we like dark fantasy, what makes C.S. Lewis so cool, and the ups, downs, ins, and outs of Quentin Coldwater and The Magicians. Also Veronica keeps saying “lady cave” because she thinks it’s funny.  It’s funny.


What We’re Drinking” segment needs an S&L name 

Tom: Racer 5 IPA 

Veronica: 2009 Mandolin Cabernet Sauvignon 


New cover art: Abercrombie, Sanderson, Banks, Sapkowski 

Publisher hails CS Lewis ‘space trilogy’ e-book debut

Writing advice from C.S. Lewis was both adorable and concise 

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for Libertarians 

Over 2/3 of U.S. libraries offer e-books; 28% lend e-readers 

Cover art and blurb for Peter F. Hamilton’s GREAT NORTH ROAD



FAQ – A Sword and Laser Primer for New Members 

Lev Grossman says what fantasy is about 

Send us videos! 


Full episode list for Season 2 of GAME OF THRONES 

GAME OF THRONES renewed for a third season 


The Magicians by Lev Grossman 

Meta-mockery of the fantasy genre? 

Courage of your convictions when referencing other books? 

A Case of Loose Ends? 


Hello Tom & Veronica,

i’ve just watched the first video version of Sword & Laser on Youtube, and i totally loved it!

I have a small question you guys can hopefully help me out with.

I’ve recently sold my tablet (the poor thing was collection dust on the shelf), but now i’m finding myself getting back into e-books.

I could read them on my smartphone, but the small screen makes me want to turn it off after a few minutes.

Reading them on the computer works sometimes, but my concentration levels aren’t as high as i hoped, i usually find myself surfing the web withint 10-15 minutes.

Audiobooks may be a solution, and i am currently listening to one, narrated by your first guest Scott Sigler. However, i was hoping to somehow combine this with reading e-books.

Any tips on how to make it easier to read e)books for an hour at a time without reinvesting in a tablet or any other devices would be appreciated!

Love the show, your dragon definitely needs some patting 🙂




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