Worldbuilding: It’s Just a Jump to the Left

Sometimes the most interesting worldbuilding you can do comes from taking the world as we know it, and juggling one or two different things that didn’t happen in real-life history… but maybe could have. Clockwork Heart supposes a society that centers around a lighter-than-air metal. River of Teeth tackles the more realistic what-if of, IRL in the 1860s Congress shot down the idea of importing hippos to the Mississippi River Basin. What if they’d thought it was a great idea instead? Continue reading