Welcome to Episode 14 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we talk to two luminaries of speculative fiction, James Patrick Kelly and Michael Swanwick, about their stories for Night Shade Books‘ new anthology Eclipse Four, their careers in science fiction and fantasy and what they’re working on for the near future. We even get them to dole out some advice to aspiring writers (the much too quick summary: learn and be confident in what you’ve learned). If you enjoy the discussion, don’t forget to check in again next week when we’ll wrap up the Eclipse Four series by talking about some of the writing techniques involved in the some of the anthology’s finest stories. As always, thanks for continuing to spread the word about the show!