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. For more information about the club, and to find out how you can subscribe to the podcast and join the discussion, visit swordandlaser.com.
Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts Daily Tech News Show, covering the most important tech issues of the day with the smartest minds in technology.
Veronica is a TV host, podcaster and writer based out of San Francisco. You can catch her every week on the Sword & Laser sci-fi/fantasy podcast, and monthly on the Vaginal Fantasy hangout (it’s a book club, don’t worry).
On TV, Veronica was the host of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special on BBC America; she has interviewed the cast of Game of Thrones for the Season 5 premiere, and has regularly appeared as a tech expert and commentator.