Dissecting Dragons: Episode 73: Sand and Sky - Desert Archetypes in Speculative Fiction

June 30, 2017

Episode 73: Sand and Sky - Desert Archetypes in Speculative Fiction

 

The typical golden sanded, meltingly hot and arid desert landscape is used in many forms of Speculative Fiction. Partly as short hand for a hard unforgiving environment, partly as way of displaying internal character journey. This week the Dragons take a look at how 'desert' is used and misused when scene setting in SFF. On the slab - Star Wars, Dune by Frank Herbert, Oasis - an adaptation of Michel Fabers 'The Book of Strange New Things' and many more. Join us in this little oasis of discussion.

 

Title Music 'Ecstasy' - Smiling Cynic

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