Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 203: For the Dead Travel Fast - Monster Hunters in Speculative Fiction

January 3, 2020

Episode 203: For the Dead Travel Fast - Monster Hunters in Speculative Fiction

 

From bookish academic to musclebound action hero, the monster hunter has become one of SFF's most beloved tropes. The dragons have a particular soft spot for monster hunters in fiction and this week they take a look at the origins of those who hunt the hunter, following the trail through later, more athletic incarnations and finally to their favourite iteration; the unlikely monster hunter. On the slab this week - The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Incryptids by Seanan McGuire, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic