14.37: Outlandish Impossibilities
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard
Some science fiction and fantasy stories arise from a premise which, under even just rudimentary examination, appear utterly ridiculous. And some of these stories are hugely successful. In this episode we talk about how we manage our worldbuilding when the goal is less about building a world which works, and more about getting the audience to buy in on something outlandish so we can get on with our story.
Liner Notes: “Went With The Wind” begins about two minutes into this full episode of the Carole Burnett Show
Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Write an outlandish impossibility. First: find a three-year-old, and ask them to tell you a story. Now write that story.
Thing of the week: You Owe Me a Murder, by Eileen Cook.
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