Awhile back I stumbled upon a podcast/sci-fi/fantasy book club called Sword & Laser hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The podcast is centered around the topic of fantasy (Sword) and sci-fi (Laser) books and news and usually includes new release dates for books in these genre, author interviews, and, of course, discussion of the book of the month, which readers can read along. Sword & Laser also has a wildly popular fan forum over on the Goodreads forums, in which the hosts themselves are quite active. As a huge fantasy and sci-fi book fan I was thrilled because if there is one thing I enjoy just as much as reading books it is finding out about new books and discussing books. The show has given me countless hours of ear candy. The hosts are extremely knowledgeable and they have a great dynamic which makes them very entertaining to listen to.
Well, this Friday the 13th, the show is giving listeners yet another treat. A few weeks ago it was announced that Sword & Laser, in addition to its audio podcast, which is usually uploaded every two weeks, was now going to be a new web series hosted on Felicia Day's new YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry. The show will be available every other Friday for viewing and will feature a different book other than the one on the podcast, so it will be twice the fun if you listen/watch both. Or depending on your favorite medium, you can always do either or. Either way it should be fun. Just as in the audio podcast there will be author interviews, reviews of the latest fantasy and sci-fi books to hit the shelves, upcoming release updates and sci-fi/fantasy news. Now we will actually be able to see Veronica and Tom do what they do best.....talk about books! I urge you to check out both the podcast and web series if you are either a fantasy or sci-fi buff or both. But who better to tell you about the web series than the hosts themselves.