Dissecting Dragons: Episode 22: Once More Around the Sun - Celebrating Terrible Birthdays in Speculative Fictio

July 8, 2016

Episode 22:Once More Around the Sun - Celebrating Terrible Birthdays in Speculative Fiction

On a lighter note this week, the dragons take a look at birthdays in speculative fiction. Just why exactly do SFF characters have such dreadful birthdays? Looking at birthdays traditions juxtaposed with apocalypses and tragedy, SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside examine the Bad Birthday phenomenon. In this week's teeming petri dish: Harry Potter, Buffy the Vamire Slayer, The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle, Christopher Pike and many more. Tune in for much hilarity regarding that strangest of festal occasions - the birthday.
Title music: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic
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