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"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

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07:24 min | 4 months ago

"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"And then really you know if i hadn't gone afghanistan. I'm not sure. If i would be a writer but just some of the stuff that i saw on experienced felt over there really had no way of dealing with it when i came home and so you know kind of turning back to this thing that started before i left. Afghanistan helped me help me just discovering almost by accident. This form foremost of therapy and the the'discovery in so that was intriguing and then again you know i just had fun with it so i kept going so i think that's why i write is You know there's there's story that. I want to tell their and on a day to day basis just makes me a better person. So it's kind of this positive feedback. But i think that does tie into you. Know why does humanity right. Why don't we tell stories. I think you know we're all telling ourselves our own story every day You know if you want to change your life trajectory just telling yourself a different story now. That sounds glib but you know if the story you're telling yourself is i'm a nobody and i. You know. I have a dead end job. I'm not going anywhere and this is all there is well. That's all you're going to be but if you took yourself this is the hardest. Second act i i. You know i'm the character. That's that's has my back against the wall. And this is the point where i rediscover this new thing that. I didn't realize i had kate within me. And that's gonna help me overcome this. Well maybe you're gonna go back to school and learn a different trade. Maybe you're going to fight for that promotion that you didn't think was possible. There's all these different things that you can do to yourself. And so i think as humans were natural storytellers. Even even those us who think we are creative at all that we have a creative bone in their body every day. We're telling ourselves a story. We're just probably not aware of can tap into that internal narrative and then you can change it and that becomes powerful and i think writers throughout history have known that whether they were writing history of others before them. They still had a point of view that they were trying to make come across. I mean tacitus is reading about the germans. A bunch of other people but really what he's writing about is his own roman society of times that he hates for trying to reasons. It was you change. And i think that's all of us inside where you know kind of rating radi matt out what we want to see and what we'd like to tell end so some of us put pen to paper and some of its don't but i think we're all doing that and then the final question you know fantastical. It's kind of a chicken and the thing. I think you know my parents introduce me to star trek at a agent. So i was watching that when i was little Mentioned see us in the listen a bunch of others. So i don't know if i hadn't read as early on have come to fantasy eventually. I'm not sure. But i think you know. A lot of stephen king describes the fiction as extraordinarily people doing ordinary things and genre as ordinary people. Doing extraordinary things. I think that's probably unfair to literary fiction but but at the same time. I think there is some truth there. I think seen people putting people that look like us that talk like attacked like us. They're you know not necessarily special at the beginning and then you don't fantasy often. They're they're finding out that they are a special throughout the story so that's kind of successful foment but ultimately you know through seeing them struggle in extraordinary ways against utah. Existential crisis is that we don't fish ourselves. I think it does let us tie that back to those ordinary everyday. Struggles though and you know feel like. Hey if randolph. Were can you know become the dragon reborn in face down the dark one then i can go to work tomorrow and i can face. You know this term paper. That's due if i'm in college or you know i can face this side this marriage that's falling apart or all these different difficulties that we're feeling. I really think that writing is a form of therapy whether whether we mean to be or not. And so you know rating those and reading those types of fantastical stories helps us face the ordinary everyday challenges of life. And what fantastical story are you working on now. Yeah so. I have my next series. Were were out pitching right now. Hopefully we'll be. We will be picked up. But it's about this fantasy world trying to rebuild from this far future post-apocalyptic wasteland In their best hope rests on these majors called runic. Use split based magic ken. So there is radiation strewn cities route ruled by cenci and a fe. There's clans of uplifted guerrillas called desert per game. There's god's with strange magic and there vying for the hearts of people and nations and so throughout all the tension there's these characters that are Are rude necks in their own people their their own. Magicians are go mad and start leveling cities and so it's about this group of brunettes called justice who tasked with stopping them and finding out. What's beyond their. What's behind their madness and sort of like an x. Men of injuries meets the matrix. So that's the next big series. I'm working on and hopefully gets picked up and You know you're talking about a couple of years. It sounds very cool. And where can people find you online. Yes brian van load the. I'm on twitter at that handle on instagram Probably on twitter to which for my own good but if you want to reach out of always happy to talk and then my websites the same ryan van loan dot com and i post a lotta updates as well. Thanks so much for For this chat. That was great. I i certainly enjoyed it. I hope you did too. Yeah this is awesome. Thanks for having me this. This is a lot of fun and this will be out to well people who are listening to this. The book is already out because there's no way this goes live before tomorrow. When it goes with the puck comes out as we're recording this but this should be on just a few days after it comes out so go go buy it there. How's that for a make plea for money for you. I love it so thanks a lot. Thanks again to ryan van loan for that great conversation. I really enjoyed that. And i hope you did too. There are many more great conversations coming up. I think violent milan is up next. I've got josh upon. Matere coming up and david lists so some more great authors and there's others that are also in the not too distant future that have already been arranged so i'm looking forward to all of those just reminder that to you can find the world shapers online at the world shapers dot com where you can find all of the past episodes to listen to you can find it on twitter at the world shapers and you can find it on facebook out to the world shapers you can find me. Online at edward willits dot com. That's my main website. I also have an online store. Edward willett shop dot com or you can buy autographed copies of my books. You can find me on twitter at e willett e. I l. l. e. t. t. And find me on instagram. At edward willett author. And find me on facebook at agra dot willett. Because i missed that memo about having the same handle for all of your social media apparently show it shot up our press dot com as i said and also on twitter at shadow pop press and on facebook at shadow pop press and i need to mention again. That this podcast. The world shakers. Podcast is part of the.

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"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Or get a better. Understanding of certain concepts, DA is worse than. I really realized is great realization have in in trying to answer the questions that I? I don't. Like I do right for me physically a have to. Hit, isn't addiction the content that I write? Isn't for me in bed the. In regards to. Working through. Past pain or trauma realizations. It's it's. Cathartic. But. It's not therapeutic I guess say. But I. I do ready with the intention every single time of. Helping other people. Access their ability to work through their own stuff. And to better understand. Concepts and ideas that they may be struggle with and you. Own. A lot of. Topics and subjects and. Issues. A lot of social issues me blue he looked serious. To frame them in a way that is more accessible to other people who may not otherwise have been open to discussing or reading or even thinking about these things or may have never even had the opportunity to. Beasts discussions from a different perspective or or ankle so. I. I find that particularly easy to do dark fiction because I can really. Take characters in story the readers down. And maybe you know maybe. Cruel of me. But I know that I I like it back to see as reader I know it not the only one. Not Because you have lots of raiders. That's great. So I write the way I enjoy as well and I am I right to go. So. Really really deep deep dark places. To then better illuminate. The hope envy. Possibility and potential for more and. One of my firm believes my life and and writing being. Art Mistakes and The decisions that we make in life don't define who you are or. What we're capable of becoming active fact That's why I write these things. And the. What does anyone right and? Human beings do this. We'll given in so much fun. I, mean. That's just how are we learn about the world right That's how it's always been for humans. Learning about the world and teaching each other about the world through story? And then Connecting with each other. Sometimes it feels a lot easier and even potentially a lot more fulfilling to connect with characters than with. Real. People. and. I think that's probably the end by answer to learn about the world each other into connected to. Form those bonds and understand one another. Stories completely universal maybe not content are the characters where it goes I. Carring Story. That's lies to everyone. Like a good answer to me. Well. She'll just up here I with what are you working on. Now you mention this the new urban fantasy type. GERPEN fantasy loss serious. Locked that a witching Walt is book one of accessory to magic that'll be out early couple of months. And anything else to mention. Also have. was. Upcoming projects. Yeah. I'll have another a I in A. A super, very, very dark durkan than anything. I've ever done and Lgbtq plus dark fantasy series. In block fractured vessel broken and that. Mu, I'm working at you very. Very different projects. One dark and gruesome it just I it has a huge occult influence. I'm so excited about it. That that that is yet end of November this year. And where can people find your mind? So they can keep up with the stuff you're doing. Course. My website is Kathryn Hudson fiction DOT COM and Is Spell your name because it's. Yes very different. K.. A. T. H., R. I n.. Hudson H. U. T. S. O. N. FICTION DOT COM. If there are easing there at all, it's wrong. And I am really most active on facebook. By forbade shares Kevin what's vision also Kevin Hudsonville shot instagram and on twitter as exquisite dark. Right we'll thanks so much for for being on the roads chips Catherine I enjoyed that I. Hope you too. Officer Douglas. Thanks again to Kathryn Hudson for being a guest on the world shapers. That was a great conversation I certainly enjoyed it, and I hope you did too. She's a very cheerful person to talk to for writing such dark fiction. I just want to remind you that the world shapers is, of course, online at the world shapers dot com. You can also find it on facebook APP, the world shapers and you can find it On twitter at the world shapers, you can find me online at Edward Willits dot com to tease on. Well, let's W. I l d t t you can find me on twitter at Rolla. You can find me on Instagram at Edward Willett author trying to do more on Instagram I'm not very good at it and you can find me on facebook. At Edward Dot Willett want to remind you again about the shapers. Of Worlds. Anthology the book will become available on September twenty, second great lineup of authors, and of course, I've read these stories multiple times now and I still enjoy them I must have read the ball ten times by now between the editing and the layout in proofing and all of that. Still love everyone of them and I think you will too. So check that out on Amazon or your favorite e book retailer. You can pre order now, and if you're hearing this after September twenty seconds, you can go straight ahead and by. The print version, the commercial print police will be coming out in mid November, and again, that will be available everywhere and that's through my own publishing company shuttled press, which is at Chateau. PRESS DOT COM? If you're interested in getting autographed copies of any books of mine you can. Check out Edward Willett Shop Dot Com my online store Ri- offer all of that sort of thing. And I hope you will come back for the future episodes of the world shapers they'll becoming probably we mostly weekly again for a little while as I support the release of the new book, and also because I have a great backlog of interviews including. Oh I got a good rb Lindbergh. I've got to Cat Rambo KC Zell Griffin Barbara I'm talking to James Morrow I'm talking to Cory Dr Oh. So that's a pretty great lineup already and there's more in the works already confirmed just a little further down the road. So keep coming back to the world shapers and continue to enjoy these conversations with the authors who have created the world and characters that we have so much enjoyed, visiting and having adventures with over the years. That's it for this time..

"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"The world shapers is online at the world shapers dot com. That's the website you you can find it on twitter at the world shapers and you can find it on facebook to the world shapers <hes> google the world shapers podcast. You should find it without got any trouble. I am also online of course as you might expect. <hes> you can find me at edward willits dot com. EDW ARD w. I l. l. e. dot com. You can find me on twitter at e willett e. w. I l. l. e. T. t. and you can find me on facebook. At edward. Don willett you can also so find me on instagram but i'm not very active there. I still haven't quite figured out how to make that work for me but <hes> i am on there. If you want to check it out that's another episode of the world shapers eighty percent a mini more great episodes to come lined up quite a few guests that i'll be talking to very short order here. <hes> there's lisa kessler who is a paranormal romance romance writers so that's a little different. She's coming up next after that. We've got people like <hes>. Tim pratt to susan j forest garth nix very excited about that one <hes> james alan gardner candice jane dorsey. I may be forgetting somebody but there's some great guests still to come and i hope view will come back and listen to all of these episodes and also go back and check out on the world shapers dot com website the archives where you can go back and listen to the first i years worth of <hes> interviews because just past the year anniversary at the beginning of august and it's been a great year of talking to riders in there are many more green talks with writers to come. Come back more chance. That's this week <music> uh-huh..

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"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

12:18 min | 3 years ago

"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Welcome to the world shapers conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process. On your host Edward Willits. And this episode's guest for Raya dire. Welcome to another episode of the world shapers. I'm your host Edward Willett. I started this podcast because I am also a writer of science fiction and fantasy as are my guests, and I've always enjoyed talking to other writers about their creative process. So I decided, hey, why not make it into a podcast? My latest book is actually called a world shaper. It's the first book in new series cold world shapers. And if you think that might be why this podcast is called though, world-shapers you would be exactly right. And it actually kind of ties in because it set in a labyrinth of shaped world or the people who have the power to shape these worlds live inside the world's. They have Shaked. I'm not sure that many authors would actually like to the Vince the world's that they have shaped certainly some of the ones I've created over the years. I would much wanna live there. Nice place to visit wouldn't want to live there. But that's kind of the premise of world shaper publisher's weekly gave it a starred review and called it a Rawling contemporary fantasy book. This said it was quirky and fund. So I think you might enjoy it too. If you'd like to check it out, you can check it out on my website at Edward, Willett dot com to tease on Willett. W I L L E T T dot com. You can find a sample of it there, and you can find out about all my other books. There are are quite a few of them other. Recent things have included a collection short stories called paths to the stars. And even a collection of science fiction fantasy poetry illustrated by my niece, Wendy del called I tumble through the diamond dust. So this is my website. If you're interested check that out, and you can find all of these books your favorite online bookstore. All right. So that's enough about me. It's time to get onto this episode's guest three dire. Three a dire is a four-time areola award winning three time Ditmar award winning Austrailia science fiction writer and veterinarian a graduate of Sydney University and resident of the beautiful Blue Mountains her work as appeared in Clark, swirled, apex cosmos. Analog and various US Australian and policies including bridge Infinity edited by Jonathan stran- and published by celebres for her original short stories are collected in asymmetry available from twelfth planet press. Dire is represented by the Ellensburg literary agency as indeed M, I she's member of the science fiction and fantasy writers of America and her titans forest big fat fantasy trilogy. Those are words comprising. Crossroads of canopy echoes of under story into tides at the titans set in a massive magical rainforest is published by tore and we'll be talking about that in this podcast. You can listen to short story set in the same world at the chimney bore and the Tanner at podcast dot org. You can find our online at the Raya dire dot com. You can follow her at three dire. Twitter for tweets as she puts. It not just about books, but her other great loves the environment. Bush walking, archery and traveled, so three wealth. To the world shapers. Thank you. So I always liked to figure out the connections that I have with authors. There always seems to be something either. A lot of them I met at a science fiction convention of Kerry. But not you are only connection. I could find is that we share agent. You have have you? Alan Berg agency. Yes, Ethan, Allen Berg agency. So but we've we've never met. No. But we know we have the Canadian connections will my grandparents astray in grandparents sit off on a trip around the world to teach in as many countries. As I go to nice got stuck in Canada twenty five years. So my mother spent her formative years in Kennedy, and my is on Vancouver island high away. Away. I feel like we have that as well. I guess we do that. We're going to talk about your titans forest books in the course of this. But whenever I get started. I always like to take my my guests back into the mist of time. And how did you become interested first of all in science fiction fantasy and then in writing did that happen at the same time where they separate things. How did that happen for you? Tightly tightly at the same time. Yeah. I think all kids. Love getting lost in worlds of the imagination say the mo-. Putting a question is why some of them stopped reading science fiction or stuff enjoying the sorts of stories as very lucky that my mom was a science fiction fantasy Fain. She head so many paychecks from the fifties onwards, but also said a child-friendly ones luck as a moles robot, stories and. The flight to the mushroom planet that one I remember the title. I don't think I ever read. It's bad of a couple of kids into these Ed in the newspaper someone wanted to volunteer to pay the space. It's and it's it's so good. And then. You know, fantasy wise aided Blyden and the jungle book and the never ending story were all the. Yeah. Love those right off the bat. Blyton is a name that. I don't think anybody else has mentioned yet. But I actually know her work because when I was in university. I I lived with a family and Edinburgh for a little while, and they had all these ended light and books the famous five books, and I read my way through those even though I was like eighteen because there was nothing else. Astor? Phil. The magic faraway tree. No. I didn't read that one. That was the same sort of adventurous group of kids is he had the sinus, but you know, discovered these magical tree. Sort of fairies, and and things would live in the branches and the world at the top of the tree would change each time. You climbed up this. So you know, they in the world of dreams of the world of giants or the worlds of music and every time you climbed up. There was an adventus. I that's predictive say. Great books. Great books. So when did you start trying to right? Well, I guess you could say that the first science fiction story, I write was year in in third grade. I wrote what could be called STA was fan fiction. We had these Tosco spicy writing about a haunted Hassen completely subliminally. I ended up writing about the hero escaping by throwing a skull at the door mechanism. Not unlike Luke escaping the regular and. Yeah. That went on to read that in front of the class because I got great mocks for it. And then all the little boys of hyping up. Hey, doesn't that happening staff? Title. Always always loved writing. And then after I finish e twelve but before I started school, I was writing and submitting shield stories to strike in markets. But I didn't get eighty acceptances so off to school. I went and they didn't try game seriously until. So I was pregnant with my daughter, and I had to leave the veterinary workplace because of the x rays in the city send the hormones and things and I didn't want my daughter to end up with two heads. So San myself at Harmon thought, it's time to give this a serious, go and. Yeah. That's what I. Deep. Get my short stories published embraced by these strange science fiction community and the lady at into discovered conventions. And that's the wrist is history. Well, did you have those years when you were publishing did you take classes or workshops, or did you have writing group that you belong to any of that stuff where you kind of forging your own pay off all by yourself? Along to riding group straight. He's lodge and. Wasn't on social media about gay to various. Brought his fistfuls which they have heavy in the capital cities in the Brisbane one particular like the Sydney, Rhonda's fistful. He's very literary. I don't know what a slot in suspect one, but they love poetry and see Newcastle. And I was living said it wasn't much of genre. Fakest, but. Brace been which is like twelve hundred kilometers away from where I was leaving. Had invited. Gene Frankel from toys to teach one day workshops in those cyst right after my daughter was born and got good value from that. But that was the exception rather than the rule actually Cisco is similar and by the way kudos for pronouncing scotch who incorrectly. I. Punished. One ever heard was we were travelling in some kid looked at our license plate said Sascha chew in that. So that was very impressive. But yeah, it's it's much the same. I mean, it's a it's a big empty space. And, but we have a very strong writers guild here in the province and not a lot of John. Focus especially now, when I was growing up, and actually I'm I'm kind of the guy that writes the science fiction fantasy call them for their newsletter. Now, so. So there's a bit more of a now than there was when I was. Yeah. So what was your first published fiction? I published showed story is in a stray magazine code Andromeda, spice ways, inflight magazine. And. Think what was the title of the story? Oh, I should have done some research on my own website. You've had a lot of stories probably so. Yes. So. It's a really good format when you submit to them a hefty prices. So it's a rotating roster of additives say that nobody gets to time and tat. And they give really good feedback in. That's all I was after at the time at this story was published and then it was shortlisted for an Orioles award, which is the stray and juried speculative fiction award, which I head hood of bossing stickers on the cover of Sean Williams's novels that if you're familiar with showing Williams. But said that by going to that presentation ceremony. I mitt sort of the new visit Shaka's of a strain smo-, press and. Pretty amazing kiss. When I was doing submitting before it was pretty at many scripts in Pisces into the United States and footing these messy. Hosts each bills, which luckily, thanks to the wonder of ace of mission Steiner exist anymore, but it was Cussing me one hundred eight of us.

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"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

The Worldshapers

09:45 min | 3 years ago

"edward willits" Discussed on The Worldshapers

"Welcome to the world. Shapers conversation to inside section Advani authors about the creative process. I'm your host Edward Willits. And this episode's guest is David Brin. Thank you for joining me for another episode of the world shapers conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process. This episode's guest. As I said in the introduction is David ran. We'll get to him in just a minute. But I of course, I have to introduce myself. I am your host Edward Willett. I'm also an author of science fiction and fantasy my latest novel is called world shaper, which takes place in the labyrinth of shaped worlds. The the shapers of these worlds live in these worlds. So it's rather like authors living in the world's they've created much. Like the authors we speak to on. We keep saying that there is no week. There's just me that I speak to on this podcast the action begins when the shaper of the world that seems very much like ours discovers that she is the shaper which he has forgotten when she unexpected these able to push back time and make something not have happened that just happened. Although some of the consequences of remain in effect. A mysterious stranger tells her that she has the power to shape this world. But that she is about to lose it because it's been stolen from her by an adversary who is trying to take over all of the shaped worlds and destroy them. As he tries to seek down the mysterious grayer, who's at the center of the labyrinth. So our heroine Shana keys, and this Mr. stranger called yet, sir have to flee the adversary and try to get to a portal, which can take them into the next world and Shawna Carla's convinced has the power to save all the world's from the adversary traveling from world to world and taking in the knowledge of their shaping into herself, and then carrying that with all the way to a greater that's the premise of the entire series. It's called world shaper the series is called world shapers. The first book came out how to start review and publishers weekly which called a rollicking contemporary fantasy and the second book called master of the world is what I'm writing right now world shaper is my ninth novel. For New York's daub books, and I guess that means master the world will be my tenth. So that's that some sort of landmark right there. I written many other books, and if you'd like to find out more about them, you can check me out at Edward Willett dot com. That's two TS. L L E T T dot com. That's enough about me. Let's get onto this week's guest. David brin. David brand is a scientists speaker technical consulted end world known author is novels have been New York Times bestsellers, he's won multiple Hugos nebulous and other awards, and they've been translated into more than twenty languages. David serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security astronomy and space exploration SETI. That's the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and nanotechnology future prediction and philanthropy. He served since two thousand ten on the council of external advisors for Nasr's innovative in advanced concepts group, which supports the most inventive and potentially groundbreaking new endeavors in twenty thirteen David helped establish the Arthur c Clarke center for human imagination at the university of California San Diego, and he's been awarded numerous honors including the American Library association's freedom of speech award for his nonfiction book, the transparent society, we'll take -nology forces to choose between freedom and privacy, which deals with secrecy in the modern world. Very public scientist and futurist so David appears frequently on television, including most recently on many episodes of the universe in on the history channel's best what show ever life after people. His scientific work covers in the click range of topics from astronaut six astronomy, optics to alternative dispute resolution in the role of neon e in human evolution. He holds a PHD in physics from the university of California at San Diego, which followed a master's in optics and an undergraduate degree in Estra physics from Caltech. He was opposed doctoral fellow at the California space institute and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and he has a number of patents that to directly confront some of the faults of old fashioned screen based interaction aiming to improve the way human beings conversed online. And he doesn't San Diego County with his wife, three children and one hundred very demanding trees. So welcome to the world shapers, David thanks, adding the ad and Hello to all of you out there. Now, the first thing I have to ask you is. What makes trees demanding? Oh, well, it's other California. You know? It's not an area where trees of substance would normally normally grow as you drive north from San Diego to LA you pass through Camp Pendleton, the great big marine base. And you see what what southern California was like back for the native Americans and the and the early Spanish, and it's. Not a lot of oak trees and not a lot of anything else, but it had its own ecosystem, and we have to try to respect HR. Well, the reason I asked I live on the Great Plains in Cisco northern plains very northern plains, and there's a famous writer from sketches name was w Mitchell. One of his books was called roses are difficult here. That's what that reminded me. Now, we met I think for the first time we've actually spoken to each other at world science fiction convention in San Jose this year when you just happen to stop by the set foot science fiction and fantasy writers America table where I was in teary. And that's when I took the chance to invite you to be a guest. So thank you for saying. Yes. Well, it's no, it's terrific. We were colleagues in a in a very very strange cult. There are some there some religion and cult like aspects to science fiction, but it's a cult that believes in raising its children to out to have doubt and ask questions, it's sort of a fundamental ethos. If your children come up to you having been raised in this culture, and they say, I have different ideas than you love and dad. Our reflexive responses. Tell us about it. Well in most of these episodes, I focused on a single book. That's the the author wants to talk about. But you'd suggested three you wanted to talk about the postman killed people in foundation's triumph. It's all quite different. But we'll get to those in a bit. But I I would take you back into the mist of time. When did you first develop your interest in this strange cult fiction, and when did you start writing it, and which came first, well, I began writing in the fifth grade, I had a teacher who encouraged her students, and I enjoyed it course, I came from the family of writers going back generations. But what's interesting is that I I knew from the start that. History shows that every human civilization had artists now in our civilization, the artists and the entertainers are in charge of the myth mythic system. And so they extol how important art and entertainment, and storytelling are, and they are they're they're wonderful human and important, but they're not rare. If you look across human history, there's never been a human civilization that didn't have art it fizzes from our pores. It bubbles. It pours out of us. Our greatest human talent is delusion and artists cater to it. Honestly by saying, hey, here's another cool to Lucien whereas often politicians and priests and and some other professions. Our shysters they say this. They say this untrue thing is true. But I looked around and I saw that only a couple of human civilizations ever devoted anywhere near as much in resources and attention to actually finding out with actually true and child of Sputnik and. I saw that. We were you know, developing hundreds of thousands of skilled people to try to find out. What's actually, objectively true? Instead of artistic capital t in quotation marks truth. And I wanted to be part of that. I wanted to be part of something that was profoundly honest. Team effort that was going to transform human civilization. So I made my writing a hobby rather than my central focus, and I and I made my I went to Caltech, and then I went onto UCSD got my doctorate in in in Ezra physics and and. But all along the way, I I had this hobby and I developed it

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