Apr 26, 2011
Reunited at last, the Scrolls gang bite off more than they can chew
with the titanic topic of World Building in the genres we love so
much. As the rubber-ball of conversation bounces around we
try to get a grip on what makes for a convincing Secondary world -
how atmosphere, character, otherworldly physics and location can be
combined to produce a satisfying and all-encompassing experience
for the reader. Through all of this we touch upon themes of
authorial imagination and self-indulgence, world vs story building
and what a reader's sense of ownership means.
Along the way we also get distracted by trouser disfunctions, podcast power-struggles, what a petard actually is, and trying to figure out just how Frodo could navigate Middle Earth without the handy maps in the front of the book.
Links You May Like -
For an in-depth look at the worlds of HP Lovecraft and JRR Tolkien could could do no better than to check out the following links:
Chad Fifer & Chris Lackey do an incredible job of exploring the literary and wider world of Lovecraft's mythos at http://hppodcraft.com/ and you can download their brilliant and entertaining podcast here.
Likewise, Corey Olsen's fascinating explorations of Middle Earth and beyond can be found at tolkienprofessor.com and you can download his excellent podcast here
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