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Episode 22 of Speculate! – Hugo Nominees Discussion

Welcome to Episode 22 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we talk about some of the nominees for the Hugo, to be awarded this coming weekend at Worldcon in Reno, focusing in particular on short stories and graphic novels.  We hardly have a crystal ball, but (as usual) we have some thoughts about the competitors up for the award.  If you like what you hear, please check back next week for a series of short interviews recently conducted at Gen Con; until then, thanks in advance for your support and willingness to spread the word about the show!

P.S. We’ll both be at Worldcon; if you’re going to be there as well, please make sure to stop by a panel or reading we’re doing and say hello!

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Episode 12 of Speculate! – Eclipse Four Anthology Review

Hi all,

Welcome back for Episode 12 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we start a new sequence of discussion/interview/discussion shows on the new anthology from publisher Night Shade Books and editor Jonathan Strahan, Eclipse Four, concentrating in particular on stories by Michael Swanwick, James Patrick Kelly, Andy Duncan and Kij Johnson.  If you enjoy the discussion, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll interview Mr. Strahan himself to get his take on the anthology.  And as always, thanks for spreading the word about the show!

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Congratulations to Nebula nominees!

We wanted to make sure we noted the nominations of former and future Speculate! guests Amal El-Mohtar (for “The Green Book,” which we discussed in Episodes 1, 2 and 3), Kij Johnson (for “Ponies,” which we discussed in Episodes 4, 5 and 6), and N.K. Jemisin (for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, which we’ll be discussing in Episodes 8, 9 and 10) for the 2010 Nebula Awards!  We think the message is clear: show up on Speculate!, and award nominations are sure to follow…or maybe these people’s work is just really good (how about a combination of both factors? :) ).  Either way, many congratulations to all the nominees–the awards ceremony itself will take place on May 21, 2011.

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Episode 6 of Speculate! – Kij Johnson Writing Discussion

Welcome to Episode 6 of Speculate!  The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we examine some of the specific writing techniques in Kij Johnson‘s short fiction, focusing on the three stories discussed in the previous two shows.  If you enjoy the episode, please let us know by leaving feedback or getting in touch with us directly–and don’t forget to come back for Episode 7, where we interview our first artist.  Until then, thanks for tuning in, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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Episode 5 of Speculate!

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Welcome to Episode 5 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we continue our exploration of Kij Johnson‘s short fiction with an interview of the author, discussing art, craft, and the intersection between the two in her work.  If you enjoy the discussion, please remember to come back next week for Episode 6, where we talk about some of the writing techniques demonstrated in her stories.  As always, let us know what you think, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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Episode 4 of Speculate!

Hey everyone,

Welcome back for Episode 4 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we start a new sequence of discussion/interview/discussion shows concerning the work of Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning author Kij Johnson, in particular focusing on three stories: 26 monkeys, also the abyss, Ponies, and Spar.  If you enjoy the discussion, don’t miss next week’s show in which we interview the author herself.  And as usual, thanks for spreading the word about the show!

Note from Greg:  It occurs to me that I haven’t mentioned the details about our musical intro and outro for the show yet–the song is called “Yellow Wood,” from my band The Road‘s debut album Drift, released about four years ago.  Our second album, Monomyth, was just officially released in December (a concept album dealing with a fantastic journey, of course!)–so if you like the song and progressive rock in general, please check the band out at www.thebandtheroad.com.  /shameless plug off.  :)

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