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BVC Announces New Worlds, Year Seven by Marie Brennan

New Worlds, Year Seven by Marie Brennan
New Worlds, Year Seven
More Essays on the Art of Worldbuilding
Marie Brennan

Realms of story and wonder . . .

New topics take center stage in this volume of award-winning author Marie Brennan’s set of worldbuilding guides for science fiction and fantasy writers. Ranging from the poverty-stricken reality of beggars and servants up to the heights of imperial rule, from the solidarity of guilds and unions to the spirituality of saints and miracles, the NEW WORLDS series offers insights into every corner of human society.

This volume collects essays from the seventh year of the New Worlds Patreon.

About the Author: Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly leans on her academic fields for inspiration. She recently misapplied her professors’ hard work to The Market of 100 Fortunes and the short novel Driftwood. She is the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-nominated author of the Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent along with several other series, over eighty short stories, several poems, and the New Worlds series of worldbuilding guides; as half of M.A. Carrick, she has written the Rook and Rose epic fantasy trilogy. For more information and social media, visit

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  • Sources of Wealth
  • Who Owns What
  • Visible and Invisible Hands
  • Once and Future Systems
  • Class, Status, and Caste
  • The Social Pecking Order
  • Blue Bloods
  • Faithful (and Unfaithful) Servants
  • Can You Spare a Coin
  • Making Ends Meet
  • Beautiful Society, Ugly Laws
  • A Plague of Vermin
  • Mental Illness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Treating Mental Afflictions
  • PTSD
  • The Morality Police
  • Shady Trades
  • A Miscellany of Crime
  • Policing the Populace
  • Call the Police
  • Torture
  • Death Sentences
  • Granting Pardon
  • The Art of Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic Emissaries
  • Spies Like Them
  • Internal Security
  • Countries, Kingdoms, States
  • Imperial Ambitions
  • Colonial Subjects
  • Local Government
  • One Guild to Rule Them All
  • Workers Unite
  • Collective Action
  • Corvée
  • Houses of Sticks and Straw
  • We Built This City
  • Urban Housing
  • Sacred Architecture
  • Sanctification
  • Saints and Miracles
  • Offered in Sacrifice
  • Blood Sacrifice
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Lost and Unwanted
  • Little Orphan Whoever
  • Double Trouble
  • Magic as Culture
  • Logical Results
  • Unfortunate Implications
  • Slipping Through the Cracks

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