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!