The Art of World-Building in Science Fiction

The process of world-building in science fiction isn’t just about coming to grips with the consequences of your narrative arc and making it believable. It’s also about imagining a better world.

Stanford anthropologist James Holland Jones spoke about “The Science of Climate Fiction: Can Stories Lead to Social Action?” in 02019 at The Interval. Watch his talk in full here.

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