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

14.42: Alternate History

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

Alternate histories (and historical fantasies) are a staple of genre fiction. In this episode we talk about the worldbuilding process, the tools we use, and the pitfalls we try to avoid when constructing these kinds of stories.

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

Homework: Write an alternate history by changing a cusp point in your own life.

Thing of the week: Yiddish Policeman’s Union, by Michael Chabon.

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