Explore a world of your own . . .
Science fiction and fantasy are renowned for immersing their readers in rich, inventive settings. In this follow-up to the collection New Worlds, Year One, award-winning fantasy author Marie Brennan guides you through new aspects of worldbuilding and how they can generate stories. From beauty to books, from tattoos to taboos, these essays delve into the complexity of different cultures, both real and imaginary, and provide invaluable advice on crafting a world of your very own.
This volume collects essays from the second year of the New Worlds Patreon.
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. As half of M.A. Carrick, she is also the author of The Mask of Mirrors, the first book of the Rook and Rose epic fantasy trilogy. For more information, visit swantower.com, Twitter @swan_tower, or her Patreon at www.patreon.com/swan_tower.
"New Worlds is an essential worldbuilding reference for writers of speculative fiction. Marie Brennan's deep love and knowledge of cultures around the world makes her eminently qualified to guide us through some of the lesser-known (and lesser thought-of) parts of human behavior. More than once I stopped reading, struck by one observation or another, and said, 'Wow, that would make a great story.' Highly recommended." -- Christopher Paolini, author of The Inheritance Cycle