JoCo Cruise Interview #1: Talking Writing, Worldbuilding and Games with Sci-fi Author N.K. Jemisin

While Anita was aboard the 2018 JoCo Cruise, she took the opportunity to talk to some of the amazing creators who were trapped at sea with her! In this first JoCo interview, she speaks with the amazing sci-fi writer N.K. Jemisin, creator of the acclaimed Broken Earth series. The conversation covers how Jemisin became a professional writer, the exciting new era of fantasy writers who are pushing past the “Tolkien-clone” mold, and Jemisin’s own process for worldbuilding and character creation. Anita and N.K. also talk about Jemisin’s love of video games, our cultural notions of what gamers look like vs. what gamers actually look like, and her admiration for NieR: Automata, Shadow of the Colossus, and Mafia 3.

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