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Sword and Laser Kids

For those of you out there with demonspawn and alien hybrid offspring, you know it’s a challenge to find good books for them to read. Now Sword and Laser Kids has come to your rescue. This new Goodreads group, based on the

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Posted in Announcements, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Sword & Laser Kickstarter

In case you missed it, the Sword & Laser Kickstarter for a second season of video shows went live yesterday, and as of this post is already over 80% funded. Thanks to everyone who turned out to support the effort. This

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Through the Lenses of Reality

Through the Lenses of Reality

“All we wanted to do was unshackle the world! No, no, that was a poor choice of openings, wasn’t it? I’m terribly sorry; if I’m going to tell you this story, the least I can do is present it to

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Posted in Renegade Anthology, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

Putting the Argument to Rest

Since I helped create this site in part as a home for leftover stories from The Sword  Laser Anthology submissions, it would be a little hypocritical if I didn’t put one of my own up. I hope you get a

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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Renegade Anthology, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

Congratulations to the winners

In case you hadn’t already heard, the winners of The Sword & Laser anthology have been notified, so check your email to see if you are one of the lucky ones. You can find the official post here, and the

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Writers Resources: S&L Interview Quick Guide

The Sword & Laser Interview Quick Guide on Foil & Phaser, located under the menu heading Writers Resources, now has listings of every interview ever done on Sword & Laser, both in audio and video, sorted by guest. If you’re looking

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Posted in Announcements, Interviews, Writing Resources

Sword & Laser Podcast #134: An Interview with Gene Wolfe

Because Veronica Belmont is on vacation, the wrap-up for Among Others is delayed until next week. Hopefully she took some of our anthology submissions to read in her lounge chair on the beach. However there is still a podcast today

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Posted in Interviews, Writing Resources

Launch Week Wrap-Up and Poll

Our first week is over, and I’m pleased with the response we’ve had to this experiment. We’ve gotten 70 subscribers and over 1500 page views. That’s quite respectable for a blog with zero budget and little in the way of

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Posted in Announcements

Welcome to Foil & Phaser

This is the home of the Foil & Phaser community blog, a spin-off website for fans of the Sword & Laser book club and podcast who want to develop their writing skills. In early 2013, the Sword & Laser announced

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April 2021