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Scott Sigler joins us on the show to talk about his new, intense YA novel, ALIVE.

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Sigler is always entertaining, can't wait to watch.
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Today we're interviewing author and musician Peter Orullian!

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS ON GOODREADS OR DURING THE EVENT USING THE Q&A APP!
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/12027387-questions-for-peter-orullian

From his website:

As a writer, Peter tends to write the stories that occur to him and prove compelling, which means he writes in any number of genres. His published fiction is mostly fantasy and science fiction at this point, but he's written a couple of thrillers he hopes to find homes for soon. At least one bestselling fiction writer has seen the outline of one of Peter's unpublished novels—a more mainstream story—and thinks it's bound to be his bestselling work. That book is on hold for now, though, as Peter ramps up a new fantasy series, THE VAULT OF HEAVEN.

Then as a musician, Peter's tastes likewise run the gamut. There are few musical genres he doesn't enjoy. So, while many might find easy stereotypes when they see Peter, those stereotypes are too narrow to accommodate the variety of his musical tastes. Which isn't to say he doesn't love rock music—he absolutely does!

Beyond these consuming interests, he currently works at Microsoft in the Interactive Entertainment Business (Xbox), loves the outdoors (with a fondness for the Rocky Mountains that he'll never lose) and taking his Jeep deep into the back-country, but more than anything enjoys spending time with his family.
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+Anthony St. Clair joins us to discuss Discworld in relation to our April book pick, Wyrd Sisters! Join us live and ask your questions!
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Ep. 214 Live Recording - Wrap-up of Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
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Join us for a live recording of episode 206, where we wrap up Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer.
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Mallory O'Meara is a producer and screenwriter for Dark Dunes Productions, a film production company specializing in horror, sci-fi and fantasy that utilizes practical special effects and puppetry. She is currently producing the fantasy film Yamasong: March of the Hollows and writing Dark Dunes' next horror film. In her free time, she devours scary books and prowls the aisles of Brooklyn bookstores.
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I just saw the trailer and looking at the puppets telling a serious story makes me smile, maybe when I sit down to watch it it'll be different.
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This weekend at DragonCon 2015 in Atlanta, we had the great fortune of chatting with Cherie Priest for an hour in front a live audience of Sword & Laser enthusiasts! Listen in to hear Cherie's rise from goth to glorious, the proper way to distinguish steampunk from goth, and why Lizzie Borden is not who you thought.

http://swordandlaser.com/home/2015/9/9/sl-podcast-227-cherie-priests-caverns-of-inspiration
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We’re happy for the Hugos, sad for the last Terry Pratchett novel, and J.R.R. Tolkien has a new book. Plus, we wrap up Uprooted by Naomi Novik and make our peace with a trope.

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Join us as we interview Rachel Aaron (aka Bach) live! Ask your questions in our Goodreads thread, or live during the show using the Q&A app!

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Where are these other questions being displayed? Google is asking me to vote, but all I can see is what I typed. :/
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The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club, video show and podcast, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of sci-fi / fantasy buffs, and to discuss and enjoy books of both genres.