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Henry Lien, Author

Dive Into Worldbuilding Interview

I talk about the world of Pearl in this interview for the “Dive Into Worldbuilding” series.

I discuss:
– Kung fu figure skating
– How I tried to avoid some pitfalls of representing Strong Female Characters by choosing to write about sports where girls can do things that boys are not capable of
– The ability of POC fantasy writers to treat their own cultures elastically
– Food as cultural identity
– Clinging to terrible cultural traditions because an outside power tells you to stop
– How polyglot cultures or those subjected to multiple layers of conquest have to actively construct identity
In addition, at the end of the video, there is a special surprise. Click here to watch:
“Dive Into Worldbuilding” with Henry Lien