On this week’s podcast: Dive into the science fiction genre with an in-depth look at world building with tutor Ian Nettleton. We discuss alternate realities, imagined futures and how world building relates to plot, character and story.

Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing.

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Show notes

Mentioned events:

Amazing Tales: An Introduction to Science Fiction: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/whats-on/amazing-tales-an-introduction-to-writing-science-fiction-with-ian-nettleton/
Online courses: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/online-courses/
Courses at Dragon Hall: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/courses/
Workshops: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/workshops/
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/noirwich/
Dragon Hall Debates: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/dragon-hall-debates/

Referenced works & writers:

Neuromancer, William Gibson
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Watchmen, Alan Moore
A Game of Unchance, Philip K Dick
Brian Aldiss
The Expanse series, James SA Corey
Culture series, Iain M Banks
Star Wars, George Lucas
Solaris, Stanislaw Lem
Chris Foss art: https://www.chrisfossart.com/
Black Panther (film), directed by Ryan Coogler
Kim Stanley Robinson
Isaac Asimov
Dune, Frank Herbert
Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K LeGuin
2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clarke (film directed by Stanley Kubrick)
The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson
Star Trek
Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K Dick)
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Alien, directed by Ridley Scott
The Time Machine, HG Wells
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Music by Bennet Maples: sonicfruit.co.uk/