Welcome to Episode 97 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we chat with martial artist, stuntman, mild mannered IT professional and (of course) speculative fiction author Wesley Chu, author of The Lives of Tao, The Deaths of Tao, and three upcoming books. Among other things, we talk about Wes’s action scene choreography, why Lives of Tao is actually classified as a romance on Amazon, his upcoming set of books from TOR and his ability to bring Myke Cole and Justin Landon to their knees (literally) in a handstand competition! If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check back for our next episode when we’ll begin a triptych of shows on Troubletwisters, the middle grade fantasy novel from Australian superstar authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams. Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!
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