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How to Put a Game in Your Fiction

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While it's challenging enough to create a game, it can be even harder to write entertainingly and convincingly about one in a work of fiction. If you wanted to create a game for your fantasy or science-fictional world, where would you start? How would you choose the game's rules? How would you convey through prose how the game worked? Perhaps most importantly, do you have to design an actual playable game to write convincingly about it?

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Cat Rambo

Attendee, SFWA
Cat Rambo has published 200+ short stories. In 2021 her book publications are fantasy novel Exiles of Tabat (May, Wordfire Press), anthology The Reinvented Heart, coedited with Jennifer Brozek (July, Arc Manor), and space opera, You Sexy Thing (September, Tor Macmillan).


P H Lee

P H Lee lives with the rose bushes behind an old walnut tree down a dead-end road out past the highway. Their other writing has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, among other venues. Their hobbies include cooking and translating Classical Chinese texts.

Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts is a writer of speculative fiction across formats: her fiction has appeared in publications including Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Podcastle, and The Dark, and has been selected for three Year's Best anthologies; her interactive fiction has been published or is forthcoming... Read More →
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Gregory Wilson

Gregory A. Wilson is Professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing, speculative fiction, and various other courses in literature. In addition to academic work, he is the author of the epic fantasy The Third Sign, the graphic novel... Read More →


Saturday April 17, 2021 01:00 - 01:50 UTC