Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

13.44: Alien Characters

Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard

As writers of speculative fiction we are frequently tasked with writing a species or race of alien people. In this episode we talk about some of the tricks we use to create non-human characters in ways that make them both comprehensible and compelling, and the pitfalls we seek to avoid in the process.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson and mastered by Alex Jackson.

Look up doge-speak. Take those grammar rules and apply them to dialog from one of your characters.

Homework: The Blood Rose Rebellion, by Rosalind Eaves

Thing of the week:Love is Never Still,” by Rachel Swirsky.

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