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Episode 85 of Speculate!–David B. Coe / D.B. Jackson Author Discussion

Welcome to Episode 85 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we talk to D.B. Jackson (the urban fantasy pen name of epic fantasist David B. Coe) about his Thieftaker Chronicles series and his latest book Thieves’ Quarry, setting the new standard for “tricorn punk” (a term which we think needs to be copyrighted stat!).  We talk about pen names, subgenres, conventions, and how an academic background can be valuable for a speculative fiction author–a subject which Greg particularly enjoys!  David has an interesting perspective on a long and varied career, and we were glad to get the chance to speak to him here; if you enjoyed the interview too, remember to check back in two weeks when we’ll begin our next triptych on the work of Scott Lynch.  Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

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Episode 84 of Speculate!–Chuck Wendig Author Discussion

Welcome to Episode 84 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode, the second of two taped live at LoneStarCon, we talk to Campbell nominee and speculative fiction author Chuck Wendig about his new book Under The Empyrean Sky (the world’s first “cornpunk” novel), his writing process, and the best ways to establish and maintain an online persona, along with what drives him to help others in the science fiction and fantasy community.  Chuck is always entertaining and fun to talk to, and we’re fairly confident that our analysis of his “hobo armies” is the most in depth of its kind (if not, we’d like to see where else it’s shown up!).  If you like what you hear, please check back next week for one more interview, this one with David B. Coe / D.B. Jackson.  Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

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Episode 83 of Speculate!–Martha Wells Author Discussion

Welcome to Episode 83 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode, the first of two taped live at LoneStarCon, we talk to veteran speculative fiction author Martha Wells about her experience in workshopping at Worldcon (Greg and Martha have been paired for the past three years as pro writers in the Worldcon Writers’ Workshops), her new book with Angry Robot‘s YA imprint Strange Chemistry, Emilie and the Hollow World, and her perspective on the changing fortunes of Night Shade Books.  We also touch on her new Star Wars book Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge, and the differences between writing an original series and one set in another iconic world.  If you like what you hear, please check back next week for our second Worldcon interview, this one with Angry Robot author Chuck Wendig.  Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

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