21 – Top Down Storytelling

Daystar and Alexander discuss how authors explore social and political systems through top-down storytelling.

Co-hosted by Alexander Wales

With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected


Farenheight 451 by Ray Bradbury

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Avatar, aka Ferngully, Part 2

In Time

District 9


X-Men 2

Anita Blake, by Laurall K. Hamilton

Minority Report, by Phillip K. Dick

Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

Two Year Emperor by Eaglejarl


0:25 Top Down World Building

2:29 Science Fiction for Social Commentary

18:41 Top-Down Writing in Our Work

25:30 Fitting Story to Genre

33:28 Tips for Top-Down


Daystar recommends The Long Walk in today‚Äôs post-outro Audible advertisement.


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