Dissecting Dragons: Episode 91: Evil Twins and Partners in Crime - Siblings in Speculative Fiction and Real Life

November 10, 2017

Episode 91: Evil Twins and Partners in Crime - Siblings in Speculative Fiction and Real Life

 
 
 

The sibling dynamic is unlike any other friendship/ enmity and has often been explored in various different ways in speculative fiction. Whether it's a way of reveal what an MC's minor character trait would be like taken to extremes or introducing the perfect foil in a minor character, siblings and twins in particular are rich fodder for writers. Drawing on their own experiences as well as a host of books and films, SFF writers J.A.Ironside and M.E.Vaughan look at the ways sibling relationships are explored to deepen and enrich stories. On the slab this week: Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Gravity Falls and Thor: Ragnorok.

 

Title Music: Ecstacy by Smiling Cynic

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