Season 3, Episode 4 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (72 minutes) is now available on YouTube.
Economics is one of the tools that SF writers can use to add plausibility to their settings. In this episode, our fearless team of prognosticators will tackle the economics of one of the most common SF settings…humanity’s expansion into a solar system spanning civilization (think of The Expanse). What goods will people need…or want? How does economics affect government? Will there be space tourism? What about the trope of the grizzled Belter prospecting for fame, glory, and money in the asteroid belt…is that ever going to happen? How do we incorporate economics into our stories?
To help us out, we’re joined tonight by our guest, Jeff Patterson, a veteran SF/Fantasy writer whose latest story, “Sister Autumn and the Angel’s Blade,” will be appearing in March 2023 in the anthology, Fantastic Detectives.
This episode features:
- Martin Wilsey (Moderator)
- David Keener
- S. C. Megale
- Jeff Patterson
The podcast episode is available on YouTube.