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June 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Episode 11: It’s All About the Money, Money, Money

On this episode of Be The Serpent, we're discussing economics-- no wait! Come back! It's going to be fun! Money in fantasy settings, alternative currencies, worldbuilding... All the stuff you like! Our tentpoles this week are  The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, the movie In Time, and the fanfic “Freeport” by Maldoror_Chant.

(And if you haven't yet checked out the podcast's official Discord chat, you're missing out!)

What We’re Reading:

The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


Other Stuff We Mentioned:

The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger, an anthology (including a short story by Macey)
Viable Paradise (a SFF writer’s workshop)
Aphra Behn
The History of Money by Jack Weatherford
Saikaku Ihara
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
The Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins
The economics of slow-burn coffee shop AUs
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker
Australian vs. American currency differences
The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett (esp. Making Money)
The Craft Sequence series by Max Gladstone
“Harry Potter and the Natural 20” by Sir Poley
Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Silk Road
Oversized tourist attractions for children to climb on in/around Queensland, Australia
18th century French people getting extra freaky to avoid pregnancy
England’s Wool Act of 1699
God’s Own Country


The transcript for this episode is available here. Thank you to our loyal scribes: Magali, Neharika, and Sara!

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