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Speculate! Selects their 2013 Interview with Lauren Beukes as an All-time Favourite

The Shining GirlsBroken MonstersIn an interview about their work, Bradley Beaulieu and Gregory Wilson – fantasy authors and co-hosts of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans – mentioned that their 2013 interview with Lauren Beukes was one of their all-time favourites.

Beukes chatted to them about what was then her most recent novel, the award-winning thriller The Shining Girls, and shared more about her books, writing process and the role fantasy plays in her writing. Of the interview Beaulieu and Wilson said: “All in all, this is one of the more intriguing interviews we’ve had the chance to do, and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.”

Listen to the three-part interview to see why Speculate! chose this triptych as one of their favourites of all times:

Read the SCy-Fy interview with Speculate!’s Beaulieu and Wilson:

SCy-Fy: The most popular show you’ve presented? Your personal favourite?

BB: I think the most popular one we’ve had (Greg, correct me if I’m wrong), was Episode 24, our video interview of Pat Rothfuss a few years back. Looking at our guests lists, you might have been able to predict that…

Personal favorite? We’ve had a lot of fun shows, but if forced to pick one, I’d probably say Episode 102, where Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks talk comics. It was a fun show because all four of us are into comics, and it was cool getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of the projects they had cooking.

GW: Yep, I think Episode 24 was the most popular, though there have been a host of others which got lots of attention—our interview with Jim Butcher, or the chats we had with Brent Weeks and Brandon Sanderson were particularly popular. As for my favorite, I think it might be a tie between Episodes 87-88, our interview with Scott Lynch (a really interesting, witty guy), Episode 81, our interview with Lauren Beukes (who had some really fascinating things to say about her identification with her characters and the search for justice in her fiction), and Episode 23.5, our video interview with Ed Greenwood (whose enthusiasm is infectious).

Beukes’ most recent novel is Broken Monsters – where a disturbed killer is trying to remake the world in his own image.


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