The Sword and Laser (Audio)

Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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S&L Podcast - #193 - Kiss from a Queen (on the Face)

October 15th, 2014

Episode 120 of 243 episodes

In Neil Gaiman’s new book, The Sleeper and the Spindle, Sleeping Beauty gets woken by a Queen’s kiss. And there’s pictures so it did happen. Fictionally speaking. We also discuss The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan, and find out people are pleasantly surprised by the techno-thrilling coming of age fantasy that is Alif the Unseen.Download podcast direct here!QUICK BURNS Neil Gaiman's upcoming children's book, The Sleeper and the SpindleWinners of the 2014 Aurora Awards for best Canadian SciFi Mark wrote: "In partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series in 2015, helping to prove the interconnectedness of all things, the precept by which Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams’ beloved fictional “holistic detective” lives. Written by Chris Ryall with art by Tony Akins. A cover for issue #1 is by Chew co-creator Rob Guillory."PICKS Book Discussion: The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan suggested by Vaughn. Next time we'll discuss The Many-Coloured Land by Julian May suggested by Ralff Windwalker. Post your thoughts to the thread and we'll discuss more about them next time! Find more upcoming releases at swordandlaser.com/calendar BARE YOUR SWORDBest use of Time Travel in a novel? It's the end of the world as we know it BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson AtU: Religion in AtU - Net Positive or Negative by Hack AtU: The character of Vikram (spoilers) by Joanna AtU: Finished and Pleasantly Surprised? by Buzz ADDENDUMS Support our show on Patreon

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