Dissecting Dragons – The Speculative Fiction Podcast – Episode 2
Episode 2 – Tainted Love – of Triangles, Love Potions and the Happily Ever After
This week, fantasy authors M.E. Vaughan and J.A. Ironside tackle the subject of romance in speculative fiction, with a special look at the origins of Valentine’s Day and the tropes of fantasy romance thoroughly examined. Wuthering Heights, Tamora Pierce’s Beka Cooper series, The Hunger Games and Anne McCaffrey’s Dragons of Pern are some of the books and films discussed.
Title music: ‘Ecstasy’ by Smiling Cynic