Jan 15, 2018
Reader's Room ponders the best speculative fiction and and
science for the month. This edition we look at how and why authors
create specilatve worlds, and their impact on storytelling.
- We talk about Andy Weir's latest book, Artemis.
- If you have an hour, Weir did an interview about the process of
creating Artemis on Conversations with Tyler on
Medium. (Both audio and transcript.)
- If you only have five minutes, he also did an interview on
NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday in November. (Audio and text
- Charlie Jane Anders wrote the excellent, The Seven Deadly Sins of
Worldbuilding, on her site, io9. It’s a few years old, but it
all remains true. A good read for writers, but it'll also give
readers some tools to figure out why they love or hate a story
- Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast
all about world building. It explores everything from author’s
creation to fandom. I've mentioned it before, but it's a great
resource for getting behind the scenes of your favorite creations,
and learning to appreciate entirely new things.
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