Episode 61 of Speculate! – Pyr Roundtable with Lou Anders, Brenda Cooper, Gabrielle Harbowy and E.C. Myers

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Welcome to Episode 61 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  We set a new record for single episode participation in this show with four distinguished guests: Brenda Cooper and E.C. Myers (authors of The Creative Fire and Quantum Coin, respectively), freelance editor Gabrielle Harbowy, and Pyr Books‘ editorial and art director Lou Anders speak for an hour on what has made Pyr such a successful speculative fiction imprint, where it’s been and where it’s going in the future.  This wide ranging discussion also looks at the finer points of how good editors work with good authors, how important a good cover is to an equally good book, and what makes Dragon Con such a scary (and amazing!) event every year.  Our shows normally don’t run this long, but we hope you’ll agree the extra discussion we got with all of these fine people was worth the extra time.  If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll start a new series of shows on the work of Joe Abercrombie.  Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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5 Responses to “Episode 61 of Speculate! – Pyr Roundtable with Lou Anders, Brenda Cooper, Gabrielle Harbowy and E.C. Myers”

  1. Paul Weimer November 29, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    The episode was longer than usual, true, but you did have a quartet of guests. I don’t think you’d want to do this all the time (I value the time and focus you guys put into a guest) but this was an excellent one-off. And I learned quite a bit. And need to readjust my to-read piles…

    • bradbeaulieu November 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      Yes, it was a touch unwieldy, but it was a lot of fun. I’m glad it came out ok.

  2. Traci Loudin January 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    This episode ROCKED. It’s always hard having so many people trying to talk at once, but you guys did a great job avoiding talking over one another. And after hearing how supportive Pyr is of their authors, I want to be published by them! Sadly it doesn’t look like they do much science fiction or slipstream… Maybe my next novel will be fantasy. :D

    • Greg January 18, 2013 at 2:06 am #

      Glad you liked it, Traci! And Pyr is fairly wide-ranging in its interests, I’d say…the key is to write something of high quality and let Lou and the fine people at Pyr do the rest.

    • Brad January 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Thanks so much, Traci. This was a really fun show for us as well. Sometimes (actually, quite often) our guests make it very easy on us.

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