8 – Types of Conflict

Daystar and Alexander describe five of the major types of conflicts in storytelling, and the pitfalls and strengths of each.

Co-hosted by Alexander Wales

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


Meditations on Moloch, by Scott Alexander

Hatchet, by Gary Paulson

The Martian, by Andy Weird

American History X

Anita Blake, by Laurell K. Hamilton

Gentle Seduction, by Marc Stiegler (short scifi story mentioned)

Cave Men Science Fiction, by Dresden Codak

The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters


00:30 Why do we need conflict?

02:05 Man vs Man

05:54 Man vs Society

14:28 Man vs Nature

21:27 Man vs Self

28:32 Man vs Technology

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