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Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss the books Ready Player One and H. Beam Piper’s Space Viking. We’re also going to discuss the idea behind the common writing advice “Write what you know”, the techniques of Stephen King, and why writers have a lot to learn from HP Lovecraft and the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm. All this, and a heaping helping of magic white guys are ahead for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed in This Episode:

The Fly (1958) Ending

Poltergeist Clown Scene

Salem’s Lot (1979) Window Scene

On Writing by Stephen King

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Alestorm (Pirate Metal Band)

Late Bloomer (HP Lovecraft Sex Ed Class)

The Cosmic Computer

Space Viking

Fuzzy Sapiens

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Starship Troopers

Heavy Metal L-Gaim

Mobile Suit Gundam

James Clavell’s Shogun

The Black Panther (Marvel Comic)

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