14.51: A Farewell to Worldbuilding

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

We’ve spent all year focusing on worldbuilding, and it’s time to move on.


In this episode we try to cover some points we may have missed, we talk about what we’ve learned, and discuss some of our favorite recent examples of worldbuilding.

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


No homework!

Sakura: Intellectual Property, by Zachary Hill, with Patrick Tracy and Paul Genesse

3 thoughts on “14.51: A Farewell to Worldbuilding”

  1. I never comment on the episodes, just wanted to give everyone that works on Writing Excuses a big thank you for all your years of putting this podcast together! I have thoroughly enjoyed all the seasons, and am interested to see the change in format for next season!

  2. The original quartet, Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, said a fond farewell to worldbuilding, with some good examples, pet peeves, and a couple of big mistakes. From the Spider-Verse through role-playing games into known space? Teleporting across the universe just to get there? Remember the bicycles, and… Count your characters’ names. Go ahead, read all about it in the transcript, available now in the archives.

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