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Episode 10 of Speculate! – N.K. Jemisin Writing Discussion

Welcome to Episode 10 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we look at some of the writing techniques in N.K. Jemisin‘s Nebula-nominated novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms…and how aspiring writers can learn from those techniques to improve their own work.  If you like what you hear, please check back in two weeks for Episode 11, where we’ll begin a new sequence of shows on a prominent short story anthology.  Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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Episode 9 of Speculate! – N.K. Jemisin Author Interview

Welcome to Episode 9 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode, the second of our sequence on The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, we interview the book’s author N.K. Jemisin about both process and product.  We cover a good deal of ground during the interview, talking about psychology, politics and magic within a fantasy setting–and how speculative fiction books have the coolest covers ever, of course!  If you like the conversation, don’t forget to check back next week for our final show on Jemisin’s work, looking in particular at some writing techniques used in The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.  Thanks for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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Episode 8 of Speculate! – N.K. Jemisin Novel Review (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)

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Welcome back for Episode 8 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we begin a sequence of shows on the work of N.K. Jemisin, focusing specifically on her Nebula-nominated book The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.  If you like what you hear, don’t miss next week’s show where we talk to the author directly about her work.  As always, thanks for spreading the word about the show!

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Congratulations to Nebula nominees!

We wanted to make sure we noted the nominations of former and future Speculate! guests Amal El-Mohtar (for “The Green Book,” which we discussed in Episodes 1, 2 and 3), Kij Johnson (for “Ponies,” which we discussed in Episodes 4, 5 and 6), and N.K. Jemisin (for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, which we’ll be discussing in Episodes 8, 9 and 10) for the 2010 Nebula Awards!  We think the message is clear: show up on Speculate!, and award nominations are sure to follow…or maybe these people’s work is just really good (how about a combination of both factors? :) ).  Either way, many congratulations to all the nominees–the awards ceremony itself will take place on May 21, 2011.

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