Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans is now live

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Behind the scenes, I've been working on a new project with fellow writer, Gregory Wilson. We've named it Speculate – The Podcast for Writers, Reader and Fans. Speculate will be sharing podcasts of several different types, including:

  • Fiction Reviews – discussions of novels or short fiction.
  • Author Interviews – interviews or roundtables with some of the great and new voices in speculative fiction.
  • Writing Technique – nuts and bolts discussions of writing technique that stem from the works we've reviewed.
  • Artist Interviews – just to shake things up, we thought we'd include some interviews with various artists in the speculative fiction arena.


In general, though we may not always stick to this formula, we'll be discussing a particular set of short stories or a novel, then we'll interview the author(s) in the following episode, and will finish up with a show where we get into the more nitty gritty details of writing technique. This allows us to dig deeper into the fiction we're discussing, and it hopefully allows you, the listener, to be both entertained and informed. We're always looking for suggestions for improvement, though, so if you have any thoughts on new topics or even authors we might interview, please feel free to discuss in our posts or send us an email through the contact page.

Our first discussion, available now, is about the fiction that appeared in the Apex Issue #18, which features stories and poems by Arab/Muslim writers. Please stop by and let us know what you think, and if you like it, spread the news!


  1. Terry

    January 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

    What a great idea! I can't wait to hear what you've got lined up. The only thing is – is there a way for me to download the podcasts into my iTunes so I can further download them onto my iPod Shuffle? I love having good podcasts to listen to when I'm doing the boring, tedious part of my job…

  2. Terry

    January 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Ah – er, never mind. I see what I did. I followed the link to your own blog. NOW I get it. *blush*  Pay no attention to the woman slinking off the stage.

  3. Brad

    January 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Were you able to find out what you needed? You should be able to use the download link (right-click –> save as) to save the MP3. Let me know if you have any trouble with it.