Welcome to Episode 142 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we continue our triptych of shows on the work of Helene Wecker, focusing on her novel The Golem and the Jinni. Helene talks about the reasons she eventually decided to write The Golem and the Jinni as a fantasy, what aspects of cultural interaction she found most interesting in writing the book, her methods of research and much more. This was an interesting discussion about a really great book, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 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 remember, both our writing technique shows and the Good, Bad and Ugly segments (including a new one from Helene!) are only available to our Patreon supporters, so please head over there to hear more about Helene and her work. Thanks to all who have supported us, and thanks as always for listening to and spreading the word about the show!