New Worlds, Year Three: More Essays on the Art of Worldbuilding

Create a world of wonder and imagination . . .

New Worlds, Year Three: More Essays on the Art of Worldbuilding

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Release Date : April 7, 2020

ISBN Number : 9781611388794

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Create a world of wonder and imagination . . .

The boundless complexity of worldbuilding can create a daunting challenge for writers of science fiction and fantasy. In the third volume of the NEW WORLDS series, award-winning fantasy author and former anthropologist Marie Brennan provides not only the building blocks for creating a setting, but advice on exposition and other aspects of craft. Whether you need guidance on security or sanitation, demographics or demons or drugs, you’re sure to find inspiration here.

Book 1 of the New Worlds series

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Table of Contents

  • Traveling the World
  • One If by Land
  • Two If by Sea
  • Three If by…Something Else
  • Finding Your Way
  • The Map Is Not the Terrain
  • Places to Stay
  • Papers, Please
  • In the Beginning: Egalitarianism
  • Foundations of Power
  • Divine Rights
  • Forms of Government
  • Demographics
  • Cities I: Where and Why and What
  • Cities II: Inside the Walls
  • Special Cities
  • Water Supplies
  • Public Sanitation
  • Private Necessities
  • Trash
  • Disease
  • Plagues
  • Germs and Bad Air
  • Vaccination
  • Elemental Imbalances
  • Herbalism
  • Other “Medicine”
  • Poison
  • Stimulants
  • Alcohol
  • Painkillers
  • Hallucinogens
  • What Is Art?
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Gambling
  • Security Systems
  • Locks…and How to Pick Them
  • Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
  • Ciphers and Steganography
  • Chimeras
  • Shapechangers
  • Angels
  • Demons
  • Duality
  • Emic and Etic
  • Where Do You Start?
  • Exposition, Part I
  • Exposition, Part II

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About the Author: Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for inspiration. She recently misapplied her professors’ hard work to The Night Parade of 100 Demons and the short novel Driftwood, and together with Alyc Helms as M.A. Carrick, she is the author of the Rook and Rose epic fantasy trilogy, beginning with The Mask of Mirrors. The first book of her Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent, A Natural History of Dragons, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Her other works include the Doppelganger duology, the urban fantasy Wilders series, the Onyx Court historical fantasies, the Varekai novellas, and over seventy short stories, as well as the New Worlds series of worldbuilding guides. For more information, visit swantower.com, Twitter @swan_tower, or her Patreon.

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