Welcome to Episode 176 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans. In this episode we continue our triptych of shows on the work of Malka Older, looking at her novel Infomocracy. We chat about dystopia (and whether it’s an overused term), idea-driven fiction, narrative disorder, and more–and how all of it is tied together in this fascinating book. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check back next week for our final show of the triptych as we look at some of the writing techniques used in the novel–and if you’d like access to that show, please head to our Patreon page (the Patreon now moving back to live status) and support us at the $5 or higher level. Thanks for supporting us here and via our Patreon, and thanks as always for listening to and spreading the word about the show!