Veronica Belmont

Goodreads Author




Member Since
February 2008


Veronica is a geeky product person based out of San Francisco. Currently, she is working on the Hugo-nominated Sword & Laser podcast, and co-edited the Sword & Laser Anthology. Previously, you may have seen her on Tekzilla, Fact or Fictional, or Game On!

On BBC America, Veronica was the host of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Pre (and Post) Show, and the co-host of Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers! She was also the original host of Qore on the Playstation Network.

Her first published short story appeared in HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects.

Average rating: 3.8 · 767 ratings · 126 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sword & Laser Anthology

3.94 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Help Fund my Robot Army!!! ...

3.65 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.67 avg rating — 51 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.


Hey everyone!

My first published short story, CATASSASSINS! is a part of the Help Fund my Robot Army!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects anthology.

I'm excited (and a little nervous). I also learned someone is turning it into an audio drama, so more on that later when I have the details!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter for the anthology, and I hope you enjoy the stor... Read more of this blog post »
12 likes ·   •  1 comment  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on July 02, 2014 14:10

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Rise of Empire
Rate this book
Clear rating

Uncanny Collateral
Rate this book
Clear rating


Veronica’s Recent Updates

" Brian's most recent book, Uncanny Collateral, is described (on Brian's Twitter) as "Harry Dresden meets Dog the Bounty Hunter in a fast-paced urban fa ...more "
Veronica Belmont is currently reading
Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Veronica Belmont is currently reading
Uncanny Collateral by Brian  McClellan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Veronica Belmont finished reading
Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Veronica Belmont made a comment in the group The Sword and Laser#350 - Rye-Ear-Ah! topic
" Sheila Jean wrote: "Pro Tip: Pretend it's a Marvel movie and listen all the way through the end of the credits."

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss
" Rob wrote: "Am I the only one who thought it was funny when Veronica said "I'm so glad we finally get to read Theft of Swords"?

I mean, she could have
...more "
Veronica Belmont is currently reading
Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Veronica Belmont rated a book really liked it
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Rate this book
Clear rating
This one started out a little slower for me, but I really got into it by the end! Always love more discussions around AI rights.
Veronica Belmont made a comment in the group The Sword and Laser#348 - Book Battle Royale topic
" Iain wrote: "Ian wrote: "This is when I’m really glad I usually listen to audiobooks."

I have only ever found pronunciation to be a problem when readin
...more "
More of Veronica's books…
“You've got to look out for number one. If you're really worried about not being spoiled, just pound on through that book guys. Just read the shit out of it.”
Veronica Belmont

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
All things Fandom: 2014 Authors List 18 91 Sep 07, 2014 09:28PM  
All things Fandom: 2015 Authors List 15 46 Aug 12, 2015 02:49PM  
2019 Reading Chal...: Amy's Place 8 40 Aug 19, 2015 09:10AM  
“So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: “Is this person in between me and what I want to do?” If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

“It is remarkable, Hardin, how the religion of science has grabbed hold. ”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

“Eight, sir; seven, sir;
Six, sir; five, sir;
Four, sir; Three, sir;
Two, sir; one!
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tenser, said the Tensor.
Tension, apprehension,
And dissension have begun.”
Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man

“You've got to look out for number one. If you're really worried about not being spoiled, just pound on through that book guys. Just read the shit out of it.”
Veronica Belmont

4170 The Sword and Laser — 23626 members — last activity 2 hours, 16 min ago
Online discussion forum for the Sword and Laser podcast and monthly book club pick. Subscribe to the audio podcast: ...more
62938 Vaginal Fantasy Book Club — 17543 members — last activity 14 hours, 31 min ago
Forum for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club hosted by Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Kiala Kazebee and Bonnie Burton. From January 2012 to April 2018, the ...more
1 Goodreads Feedback — 28015 members — last activity 16 minutes ago
Welcome to the Feedback Group! We’re glad you’re here. This is a place to find out what’s new at Goodreads and to share your feedback, including shari ...more
46745 The Geek Girls Book Club — 840 members — last activity Nov 01, 2018 01:55PM
The GGBC grew out of NYT TV reviewer Ginina Bellafonte's comments on her review of "A Game of Thrones", saying that: "While I do not doubt that there ...more
390 Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy — 19383 members — last activity 1 hour, 29 min ago
Welcome to Paranormal Romance! This group is for the discussion and recommendation of paranormal romances and paranormal erotic romance, along with ur ...more
35539 All things Fandom — 227 members — last activity Aug 13, 2018 03:58PM
Anything and everything about Fandom, I started this group just for Dragoncon, but now I'm opening it up to other cons. Which conventions are you goin ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 93439 members — last activity 8 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 23149 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
Welcome to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club! Mods: Allison, The Once and Future Mod Yours in circadian heresy: Anna Mods in Absentia: Founder: Nick Hel ...more
168078 XOXO Festival — 59 members — last activity Jul 27, 2015 07:36PM
An experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology.
197416 Storium — 5 members — last activity Aug 26, 2016 12:50PM
Storium is the online creative writing game. It helps anyone unlock their creative energy, build their confidence as a writer, and have fun doing it. ...more
More of Veronica’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-17)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 17: by Tipper

Tipper Dun dun dun....CATASSASSINS! coming soon! :)

message 16: by Jena

Jena Thank you for the friend add Veronica! I look forward to the excellent reading recs! :)

message 15: by Sonic

Sonic Alpha Thank you for the response to my YouTube comment regarding the S&L group on the latest S&L video. I'll start posting in there, I promise.

I guess I better get my shields up, and set my phaser to stun... ;)

message 14: by Patrick

Patrick Veronica, I read this quote from one of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid books and immediately thought of you and Bonnie Burton...but I can't post on Bonnie's wall so perhaps you can share it amongst yaselves if you are so inclined.

"On a Creep Scale from Hello Kitty to Cthulhu, I award it a Freddy Krueger."

Booksaremagic1 Hi Veronica! Been stalking your Sword & Lazer shelf recently. Picked up half of the list already. In the middle of finishing "The Fall of Hyperion" in audio book form :))

message 12: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

message 11: by Robert

Robert jones im curious, what exactly does sword and laser mean?? also i wanted to thank you and sword and laser for allowing me to get back into reading. with the advent of technology and laziness i seemed to have stop reading from the age of 15 on i used to have a very extensive vocabulary and ive noticed its quite lacking lately watching s and l has enflamed my desire to read again thank you both for helping me rediscover my love for reading.

message 10: by Billy

Billy Guile thank you! i hope to learn from your obviously proven expertise :)

Kristen Thanks for being a good reads buddy! I've discovered some awesome books thanks to you and sword and laser. Looking forward to finding more :)

Graeme Stokes Hi Veronica thanks for the friendship

message 7: by Ruben

Ruben Thanks for accepting my friend request :D. Btw, I looked trough the books that you've read, and I can't believe that you haven't read the Terry Goodkind 'sword of truth' books, you should really try them :)

message 6: by Rick

Rick Barnett I am assimilated. Resistance was futile.

Terrea Thanks for the add! Looking forward to sharing book recommendations! =)

Adhameskandrany hi you very good my love

Ashley Hi Veronica,

I just wanted to thank you for accepting my friendship invite; I really appreciate it!

P.S. I love your profile pic!

Nathaniel Hi Veronica. Thanks for friending me.

message 1: by Jalil

Jalil hi tx for add

back to top