Ep. 15: Cities as Characters (with Fonda Lee, Gareth Hanrahan, Jadie Jang & Peter Hartog)

SFF Addicts

08-03-2022 • 1 hr 49 mins

Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Fonda Lee, Gareth Hanrahan, Jadie Jang and Peter Hartog as they explore the urban sprawl of fictional cities. During the panel they discuss the distinctive character of both fictional and real-world cities, how to use a setting to enhance worldbuilding, character and plot, creating fictional cities from scratch compared to representing real cities, city-related tropes, worldbuidling advice for writers and much more.


Fonda Lee is the award-winning author of The Green Bone Saga, including Jade City, Jade War and Jade Legacy, as well as Zeroboxer and the Exo series.

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Gareth Hanrahan is a writer and game designer, best known for his Black Iron Legacy series, including The Gutter Prayer, The Shadow Saint and The Broken God.

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Jadie Jang is the author of Monkey Around, her debut novel. She is also a  cultural worker and activist.

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Peter Hartog is the author of Bloodlines and Pieces of Eight, books one and two in his Guardian of Empire City series.

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