Welcome to Episode 174 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we start by explaining a bit of what’s been going on with our schedule, and what’s on tap for the future, before moving on to our chat with author Jason M. Hough. Jason has been on the show before, but in this episode we focus on his (and co-author K.C. Alexander‘s) Mass Effect: Andromeda–Nexus Uprising novel, looking at the difference between original and tie-in work, working in the Mass Effect world, collaboration, and why Thane is obviously the best companion character in the ME series (okay, this might have been Greg’s suggestion, but still). If you like what you hear, remember to check back soon for our next show, and please head to our Patreon page and support us at the $5 or higher level to get access to even more content. Thanks for supporting us here and via our Patreon, and thanks as always for listening to and spreading the word about the show!