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Episode 85 of Speculate!–David B. Coe / D.B. Jackson Author Discussion

Welcome to Episode 85 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we talk to D.B. Jackson (the urban fantasy pen name of epic fantasist David B. Coe) about his Thieftaker Chronicles series and his latest book Thieves’ Quarry, setting the new standard for “tricorn punk” (a term which we think needs to be copyrighted stat!).  We talk about pen names, subgenres, conventions, and how an academic background can be valuable for a speculative fiction author–a subject which Greg particularly enjoys!  David has an interesting perspective on a long and varied career, and we were glad to get the chance to speak to him here; if you enjoyed the interview too, remember to check back in two weeks when we’ll begin our next triptych on the work of Scott Lynch.  Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

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Episode 82 of Speculate! — Lauren Beukes Writing Discussion

TheShiningGirlsWelcome to Episode 82 of Speculate! In this episode, Greg and Brad complete their triptych of shows on Lauren Beukes by discussing writing technique, using The Shining Girls as our inspiration. We talk about specificity, of “going with your gut,” of the balance between protagonist and antagonist, and the promises books make. Don’t forget to tune in in the coming weeks when we talk to author D.B. Jackson about the latest installment in his Thieftaker Chronicles.

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