Monday, March 4, 2013

What I listen to - Speculate!

Speculate! is one of my newly-discovered podcasts--another gem in the rough for anyone wanting to know more about the fantasy/science fiction publishing industry.

The hosts are Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, successful bestselling authors of the genre, and they bring a whole new level of industry and publishing knowledge to each episode that you don't find anywhere else.

Greg and Brad have interviewed fantasy/science fiction authors or editors such as Myke Cole, Saladin Ahmed, Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Howard Andrew Jones, Lou Anders, Brent Weeks, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin J. Anderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and many more.

Here's something unique Speculate! brings to the podcast table: they will occasionally do a series of three podcasts centered around a single author and their work.  On the first one, they will review an author's book, the second one they will interview the author themselves, and the third one they will discuss and dissect the book, educating the writers out there what worked and what didn't.  This is extremely valuable to both beginning and veteran writers as they give a unique perspective on a specific book.

Make sure you add Speculate! to your podcast list.

No comments:

Post a Comment