Playlist - Writing Speculative Fiction

Claire Holroyde — THE EFFORT author | Fictitious author interview on YouTube and podcast

Claire Holroyde — THE EFFORT author

THE EFFORT author Claire Holroyde discusses her present-day sci-fi novel about an extinction level event, and the people trying to save Earth. We talk about balancing a large cast, using real science without bogging down the reader, and tackling real world problems in a fictional narrative.

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Eugen Bacon — THE ROAD TO WOOP WOOP author

THE ROAD TO WOOP WOOP: AND OTHER STORIES author Eugen Bacon talks about her speculative fiction collection and why she loves writing short stories. We discuss how these lyrical tales weave sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, and horror elements to explore empathy and disconnection, identity and longing.

Peng Shepherd — THE BOOK OF M author

THE BOOK OF M author Peng Shepherd discusses her award-winning debut novel. We talk about her discovery writing process, and how this dystopian fantasy reflects our own pandemic-afflicted reality.



FICTITIOUS is a YouTube show and podcast that delves into the craft of Science Fiction & Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. Hosted & produced by Adron Buske.

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