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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
Hey y'all!

Who would you like to hear on the show? We've had many authors on (http://swordandlaser.wikia.com/wiki/I...) but who have we missed that you'd like to see?


message 2: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 1899 comments K.J. Parker. But I realize that would be ... problematic to arrange.

How about Mazarkis Williams? Or Stephen Hunt?


message 3: by Mel (booksandsundry) (last edited Oct 13, 2014 05:54AM) (new)


message 4: by Jason (new)

Jason (FreeRangers) | 22 comments MaybeMichael J. Sullivan or David Dalglishboth have written some excellent fantasy books (in my opinion)


message 5: by Lindsay (last edited Oct 13, 2014 06:07AM) (new)

Lindsay | 593 comments Mel (booksandsundry) wrote: "These are some authors I'd love to hear interviews from.
Sara Creasy"


Pick Sara and you could probably get her husband who is also an SF&F writer as well (M.C. Planck).


message 6: by Peter (new)

Peter Fulford | 2 comments Glen Cook, especially with a focus on the Garrett series (a personal favorite). Though based on a couple of interviews I seen it may need some work to give it the S&L treatment.


message 7: by Joe Informatico (last edited Oct 13, 2014 06:31AM) (new)

Joe Informatico (joeinformatico) | 871 comments Steven Brust
Jack Campbell
Raymond E. Feist
Tracy Hickman
Nalo Hopkinson
Tanya Huff
Guy Gavriel Kay
Ellen Kushner
Charles de Lint
Tamora Pierce
Margaret Weis
Robert Charles Wilson

Also, consider me another vote for Glen Cook. And if you could actually get K.J. Parker, I'd triple my Patreon contribution. :-)


Mel (booksandsundry) (Booksandsundry) | 136 comments Lindsay wrote: "Mel (booksandsundry) wrote: "These are some authors I'd love to hear interviews from.
Sara Creasy"

Pick Sara and you could probably get her husband who is also an SF&F writer as w..."


I didn't know that, could make for an interesting interview having them both. :)


message 9: by KevBayer (new)

KevBayer (SporadicReviews) | 513 comments Jim C. Hines (again)
E. E. Knight
Rachel Aaron (Rachel Bach)
Myke Cole (again)
Jack McDevitt
seriously, Rachel Aaron - I mean, come on! Sword, and Laser! (Eli Monpress series, excellent, and Paradox series, excellent!)
...more to come as I think of them...


message 10: by Rasnac (new)

Rasnac | 336 comments Neil Gaiman


message 11: by Phil (last edited Oct 13, 2014 07:52AM) (new)

Phil | 1023 comments Spider Robinson
David Brin
Larry Niven
Christopher Moore
Dan Simmons
Guy Gavriel Kay
Jasper Fforde
Orson Scott Card
Harlan Ellison
Piers Anthony
Robert Silverberg
Stephen Donaldson


message 13: by Alex (last edited Oct 13, 2014 09:05AM) (new)

Alex | 72 comments Brandon Sanderson (again)
Rick Riordan
George R R Martin (again)


message 14: by Fiona (last edited Oct 13, 2014 09:36AM) (new)

Fiona | 94 comments I second Jasper Fforde!
Ben Aaronovitch! His Peter Grant series is great! His newest book Foxglove Summer will be coming out in November.


Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2298 comments Catherynne Valente
William Gibson
Jeff VanderMeer
Monica Byrne
Nnedi Okorafor
Karen Lord


message 16: by Joseph (new)

Joseph | 1899 comments Also P.C. Hodgell.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I would love Scott Lynch again because his newest book has left me with a lot of questions.


message 18: by David (last edited Oct 13, 2014 03:56PM) (new)

David | 67 comments There's definitely some repeat names in my list, but I figured I would let that count as extra weight to their names, instead of purging my list of things already suggested. Mainly because that's extra work.

Ilona Andrews
Carol Berg
Patricia Briggs
Kristen Britain
Glen Cook
Steven Erikson
Ian C Esslemont
Jasper Fforde
John Flanagan
C S Friedman
Neil Gaiman
Kim Harrison
J V Jones
Mercedes Lackey
Sharon Lee and/or Steve Miller
Elizabeth Moon
Garth Nix
Michelle Sagara
Matthew Woodring Stover


message 19: by Anna (new)

Anna | 1 comments Rachel Aaron (Bach)... Fortune's Pawn is awesome!


message 20: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
GGK won't do Skype / Hangout interviews, we already tried. Though feel free to ask him on Twitter!


message 21: by Misti (last edited Oct 13, 2014 09:36PM) (new)

Misti (Spookster5) | 337 comments I'd like to toss in extra votes for Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman, Kristen Britain and Mercedes Lackey.


message 24: by Ivi_kiwi (new)

Ivi_kiwi | 82 comments Fiona wrote: "I second Jasper Fforde."

Yeah! He would be awesome.


message 25: by Jlawrence, S&L Moderator (last edited Oct 13, 2014 10:07PM) (new)

Jlawrence | 940 comments Mod
All these people would be great, but an extra vote for Catherynne Valente!


message 28: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Ashley Roberts  | 64 comments I'd love to see an interview with Terry Pratchett, but unfortunately I believe he has stopped doing interviews due to his health


Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2298 comments I'd also be interested in reviews with anthologists like John Joseph Adams, Jonathan Strahan, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, but I might be weird.


message 30: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5267 comments Mod
People you haven't had on that I'd like:

Stephen King
Steven Erikson
William Gibson
Django Wexler
Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples
Joe Hill

I'd also love if you did some interviews with audio book readers:

Luke Daniels
Simon Vance
Michael Kramer/Kate Reading (they are married)
Wil Wheaton (whose also an author)
Amber Benson (again also an author)

And of course, there are several past guests I'd love to hear from again too like Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson and Robin Hobb (among many others).


Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2298 comments Oh yeah readers
Great idea!


message 32: by Mark (new)

Mark (mmtz) | 1027 comments Fiona wrote: "I second Jasper Fforde!
Ben Aaronovitch! His Peter Grant series is great! His newest book Foxglove Summer will be coming out in November."


I second Ben Aaronovitch

I'd also add Charles Stross and Richard Kadrey to the wish list


message 33: by Kaleb (new)

Kaleb Richard Kadrey
Django Wexler
Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staple
Scott Lynch
Sam Sykes (again)
Luke Scull
Mark Lawrence
Brian Stavely


message 34: by Louie (new)

Louie (RMutt1914) | 671 comments I didn't know comic book authors were also up for grabs!
I second Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. And would add Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, and Robert Kirkman.

Also, James S.A. Corey (again). Cause there's been quite a few developments since their last time on the show.


message 35: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 5267 comments Mod
I'm not sure they are, but Saga is great SFF, so it can't hurt to ask.


message 36: by Thane (new)

Thane | 476 comments Larry Correia. Yeah. I said it...cause he rocks.
Larry Correia


message 37: by KevBayer (new)

KevBayer (SporadicReviews) | 513 comments Yay! More peeps recommending Rachel Aaron!
Also: agree with more James S.A. Corey.
And John Joseph Adams would be neat too!


message 38: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 5101 comments Brian K. Vaughan was hilarious on a DC podcast I heard once. (I don't think it's online anymore unfortunately.) He's not big on social media though. He's written for Lost and Under the Dome (showrunner for a while) by the way.


message 39: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 587 comments Rachel Aaron -The Eli Monpress books are really fun, and I though I only read one of her sci-fi books-it was also really enjoyable and I intend to read more of them.


message 40: by Tamahome (last edited Oct 14, 2014 02:56PM) (new)

Tamahome | 5101 comments I would also say Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics and editor of The Best American Comics 2014. But maybe it's better to wait for his graphic novel next February The Sculptor (496 pages??).


message 45: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2253 comments Louise wrote: "And
Ramez Naam"


Yes! I just read Nexus and it was fantastic.


message 46: by Louise (new)

Louise (Lowies) | 44 comments Ok, I should probably have sat down and written a list before i started posting names here...
Anyway, here are a few more

Mur Lafferty
Jaye Wells
Amal El-Mohtar
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Adrian Faulkner
Charles Stross
Gareth L. Powell
Diana Rowland
Edward Cox
Hannu Rajaniemi


message 47: by Louise (new)

Louise (Lowies) | 44 comments Dara wrote: "Louise wrote: "And
Ramez Naam"

Yes! I just read Nexus and it was fantastic."


Yes, it is. :)


message 49: by kvon (new)

kvon | 558 comments Bruce Coville
Jane Yolen
Katherine Addison/Sarah Monette
Tim Powers


message 50: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (new)

Tassie Dave | 2338 comments Mod
Randolph wrote: "Edgar Allan Poe"

I suggest Oct 31st for that one ;-) and have H.P. Lovecraft as well.


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