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Join us for a live recording of Sword & Laser! We'll be interviewing author and Kickstarter backer Bryan Benson, and we'll also have our wrap-up of this month's pick, A Dance of Cloaks by David Daglish!
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Tue, April 29, 7:00 PM
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S&L Episode 171
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Can't wait to hear the final product! If Veronica wants to fiddle with the white balance of her camera; a control white board is very useful for that, they're pretty cheap at a photography supply shop.
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This week you’ll learn how Alastair Reynolds went from Cornwall to a doctorate in astronomy, to pushing ice across the vastness of space. How much do current scientific advances influence him? Does he feel a kinship with Mass Effect? What order should you read his darn books in? All these questions and more will be answered. 

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Tue, March 25, 7:00 PM
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She cohosts a great podcast called "Writing Excuses" too. 
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We're very excited that James S. A. Corey's 'The Expanse' is being made into a TV series! PLUS we sat down to chat with Andy Weir and +Daniel Suarez. We learn you shouldn't go for a publisher, but go for an audience, and why you should NOT tell your friends your stories but make them read what you write instead. 
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+William Brine I'll take it any way you slice it!
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How did +Brent Weeks get from Montana to writing novels on napkins to becoming the bestselling author of the Lightbringer Series? We'll ask him about that, find out his favorite word and whether he still has those napkins.

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+Chuck Wendig has a reputation for cursing. He also has a reputation for being a badass writer of amazing characters in inventive situations, across novels, comics and movies. He also invented cornpunk. Oh wait, he ALSO writes one of the best guides for writers ever made. But what is his favorite word? Well, now you'll just have to watch for that, and to see how many times our editor has to use the bleep button. Spoiler: he uses it more on the hosts than the guest.
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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.