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!