Welcome back for Episode 46 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we begin a new triptych of shows on the work of BSFA-winning author Ian McDonald, discussing our reaction to his Hugo-nominated book The Dervish House–a book about near-future Istanbul which is as dense, and fascinating, as the city in which it is set. If you enjoy the discussion, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll interview Ian about his book and his process for researching and writing it. Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!