Last week I participated in the Speculate Podcast, episode 144, hosted by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, and I was joined by Ellen Datlow, who I co-host Fantastic Fiction at KGB with. We speak about the origin of the series, what it takes to run a successful one, and what some of the benefits to the community are. We also speak about our respective projects: Ellen on her anthologies, and I speak of my debut novel King of Shards. Here’s the intro:
Welcome to Episode 144 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we talk about reading series and short stories with the legendary editor Ellen Datlow and author/editor Matthew Kressel, who co-host the KGB Fantastic Fiction series in New York City, looking at how each of our guests got involved in hosting KGB, how reading series have changed over the years, and what the live experience offers which other more canned or isolated experiences don’t. We also talk about the process of constructing an anthology, and the difference between short and long fiction from a writing perspective. We really enjoyed this conversation with two very interesting and active people in the genre, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
You can listen to the podcast here.