Saturday, April 25, 2015
Worldbuilding in Epic Fantasy
Although I certainly had no quibble with the consistency of Tolkien's LOTR/Hobbit worldbuilding.
It just so happens that this week my column over at USA Today Happily Ever After was all about epic FR, and since the other Whores have so eloquently covered the topic of the worldbuilding in their own posts of the week, I'm going to point you to my column. Eight epic FR authors (including Jeffe) talk about the appeal the genre has for them, and make book recommendations. A lot more suggested good reads in the Comments as well.
Here's the link to my post:
And here's "The Last Goodbye" video for Billy Boyd's song for "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", which gives some pretty good visuals of amazing worldbuilding IMHO. Almost makes me cry every time:
Posted by Veronica Scott
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.