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80 – A Legal Review of Speculative Fiction

The Mythcreant Podcast

What’s that, two wild guest hosts appeared? That’s right, this week Oren is joined by Mythcreants’ top legal buffs, Elise and Jim. That means it’s time to look at some of the most famous and/or challenging legal situations in speculative fiction and see how they … read more »

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79 – Scifi Roleplaying Systems

The Mythcreant Podcast

Do you like dice? Do you like science fiction? Then what could be better than mixing them together? This week, our hosts talk about science fiction roleplaying games, which turn out to be a little thinner on the ground than their fantasy counterparts. Listen for … read more »

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78 – Does Authorial Intent Matter?

The Mythcreant Podcast

Is the author dead or have reports of their demise been greatly exaggerated? This week, join Chris, Oren, and special-bonus host Dash as they discuss how much an author’s intent actually matters. Is your favorite ship still legitimate after the author nay-says it? Should you … read more »

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77 – Time Travel

The Mythcreant Podcast

Technically we’re all time travelers, moving forward at a rate of one second per second. That’s boring time travel though; let’s talk about the interesting stuff where doctors with bow ties hang out with medieval knights. This week we discuss good and bad uses of … read more »

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74 – Religion in Spec Fic

The Mythcreant Podcast

What could make for light listening better than a discussion of religion? This week, the hosts discuss how gods, faith, and worship are portrayed in various spec fic stories. They delve into deep and introspective topics such as Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s concept of belief-driven deities and argue over why … read more »

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Five More Illogical Design Choices in Spaceships

The Outlaw Star, a ship with close combat arms.

Last time, we looked at some of the illogical designs of various ships in our favorite science fiction franchises. This week, we’re doing it again! Science fiction churns out illogical designs faster than a Rube Goldberg factory, so we have plenty to choose from. Keep … read more »

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72 – Escalation

The Mythcreant Podcast

It’s a basic rule of storytelling: the stakes get higher as the story goes forward. But how do you do that? How do you know what’s good escalation and what’s just skipping all the necessary build up? What should you do when you’ve escalated as far as … read more »

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70 – Unreliable Narrators

The Mythcreant Podcast

Can you trust everything you’re told? How about the sights and sounds of a viewpoint character? Mike, Oren, and Chris discuss the use of unreliable narrators. They sort out the liars, the delusional, and the ill-informed whose voices we hear our stories through. Read more »

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69 – Law and Trek

The Mythcreant Podcast

Mike speaks with returning guest host Jim and new special guest Elise. The three discuss how law is presented in the Star Trek universe and why a Captain is no substitute for a trained attorney. In addition to poking fun at where Star Trek got … read more »

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68 – Deep Worldbuilding Part 2

The Mythcreant Podcast

Mike brings Chris and Oren back for a deeper dive into the depths of deep worldbuilding. Did we mention this topic was deep? Tune in for further discussions of what aspects of worldbuilding are successful for long running stories and what stories are best suited … read more »

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