Ep. 15 – Episodic Structure in The Martian Chronicles

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This week, we take a look at The Martian Chronicles. There’s a chapter called “The Martian,” which is ‘concisely’ summarized in the podcast, which is a great example of what we can do with longform storytelling. This is what happens when science-fiction is released of the overburdened Act I, where all its requisite world-building happened yesterday, so we can dive right in with characters and drama. Hear that, every other SF media outside literature?

This podcast was adapted from an essay written for Ben Railton, whose blog can be found here. Check him out everyday — updates literally every day.

Spoilers for: The Martian Chronicles, The Wire

Runtime: [25:50]

My voice in this episode is still suffrin the sickness

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