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!