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Podcast Episode: Reading for World-Building

Podcast Episode: Reading for World-Building

IFRAME “To retain puzzle pieces that don’t connect, dropped without context, is a skill that not all have.” This is the start of an incredible reflection on reading for world-building, as presented by author Ada Palmer on the …

Podcast Episode: Utopias vs Dystopias

Podcast Episode: Utopias vs Dystopias

Episode 8: Utopias, Dystopias & their Believability “It seemed that even in paradise, men would find reasons to squabble and fight.” This is an interesting take on utopian fiction, that poignantly highlights a common opinion—that utopias …

Herald's Narration!!

Herald's Narration!!

When I wrote Herald and its gentlecat protogonist, Meowise, I always imagined him with a very specific voice… which, to no one’s suprise, is the voice I imagine my own cat has. That ended up biasing how I wrote the protagonist and how I …

Podcast Episode: Human Connections in Death Stranding

Podcast Episode: Human Connections in Death Stranding

Episode 7: Human Connection in Death Stranding | RSS.com “[We] grew stronger through interpersonal connections. By creating what came to be called ‘society’.” This is a thoughtful consideration of human connections as …

Podcast Episode: Knights Radiants & Stoicism

Podcast Episode: Knights Radiants & Stoicism

Episode 6: Knights Radiants & Stoicism | RSS.com “Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination.” That is the First Ideal of the Immortal Words for all ten orders of the Knight Radiants present in the Stormlight …

Elusive Pathways in Unearthed Stories

Elusive Pathways in Unearthed Stories

Why write? Why fantasy or sci-fi at all? To me, at least, the gist is speculative fiction which was defined as “an encompassing genre that freely explores possibility and impossibility alike”1. That definition captures what writing means …