Anything you can call "writing" (science fiction, fantasy,
screenwriting, comics, games) Max Gladstone does. He's also a
fencer and martial artist. This episode explores connections
between these two types of things. This interview ran long, so this
is part one of two.
Numerous topics covered include: the similarities shared by
the crafts of writing and fencing; struggles when writing
descriptions of physical spaces; why we don’t see cluttered
spaceships in science fiction movies; when to include potatoes in
your medieval fantasy setting; designing the layout of museum
exhibits, video game spaces, and Walt Disney World; and more!