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Episode 118 of Speculate! — Roundtable Discussion with Brenda Cooper and Martha Wells

                        Welcome to Episode 118 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode, we delve more into the world of short speculative fiction as we chat with authors (and former guests) Brenda Cooper and Martha Wells about their particular approaches to writing […]

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Episode 117 of Speculate! — Roundtable Discussion with Patrick Hester and Anton Strout

                       Welcome to Episode 117 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode, simultaneously run on two other podcasts, we talk about the medium and message as we chat with authors and podcasters Patrick Hester (of the Hugo award-winning SF Signal […]

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Episode 115 of Speculate! — Writing Technique Discussion Based on Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice

Episode 115 is the last in our triptych of shows based on Ann Leckie’s incredible debut novel, Ancillary Justice. This episode is for our Patreon supporters at the $5 level. In the episode we discuss building your technique before tackling a major project, how to convey emotion, tension and pacing, the use of parallel timelines, alternatives in choices of […]

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Episode 113 of Speculate! — Ann Leckie Novel Review (Ancillary Justice)

Welcome to Episode 113 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we begin a new triptych of shows on the work of Ann Leckie, focusing on her debut novel Ancillary Justice–the first novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula and Clarke awards in a single year.  Ancillary Justice plays with […]

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Jim Butcher is now live at our Patreon!

The latest of Speculate Sf’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is now up on our Patreon, this one with our recent guest, Jim Butcher, who talks about his first time meeting his agent, Jennifer Jackson, and perseverance even in the face of busted knuckles. Subscribers at the $3 or more level get access to these […]

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