Dissecting Dragons: Episode 8: Bugbears of Battle - Inciting Violence in Speculative Fiction

April 1, 2016

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 8: Bugbears of Battle - Inciting Violence in Speculative Fiction

This week SFF authors J.A.Ironside and M.E.Vaughan draw on their own considerable experience in martial arts in examining what makes a fight scene work and what some of the common error and traps writers fall into when writing violence are. On the slab for dissection are Netflix originals of the Marvel Universe 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones', the cult favourite 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. Meanwhile riffling through the pages of some of the best writers of fight scenes, we have Mark Lawrence's 'Broken Empire' trilogy, Tamora Pierce's 'Song of the Lioness Quartet' and Joe Abercrombie's 'The Blade Itself'.
Keep your guard up and get into your best fighting stance for an episode that pulls no punches.
Title music: 'Ecstasy' by 'Smiling Cynic'
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