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:
Salem’s Lot (1979) Window Scene
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Late Bloomer (HP Lovecraft Sex Ed Class)
The Black Panther (Marvel Comic)