We delve into horror with Stewart Horn who read his story about a zombie invasion with a difference. We talk about why we love horror, why horror for children is important, how it has changed over time to embrace the complexities of modern life, and how it can help you as an LGBT+ person.
Cat Hellisen is a South African SFF author living in Scotland who came along to chat with me about writing magic, selkies, agents, found family, and growing up in SA.
We chat with fantasy and sci-fi author Neil Williamson about genre blurring. He reads us a short story that evokes the spirit of Glasgow and we discuss the pros and cons of indy publishing vs mainstream. And we get a tease of his upcoming novel.
Hal Duncan – author of Vellum, Ink, Testament, and the Scruffians series – reads from some of his latest work! We talk about his early days writing SF in Glasgow, the importance of writing circles, anarcho-socialist influences from the Borribles, his upcoming work, and the worst (and best) ever critique he’s received.
What is Speculative Spaces the podcast all about? Get the skinny in under 3 minutes with our teaser trailer! Beth, your host, lays out the mission – hear snippets of guests sharing their love of speculative fiction, what it’s like to write it, and the fun we’ll have. A twinkling constellation of guests and fiction readings for your ears!