tanisi! I was born on the dusty plains within the Yellowstone River valley where I chased antelope & jackrabbits, and scared unwary foxes. Its sandstone rock made my bones. Its water, born of geysers, made my blood. Its cottonwoods wove my skin. Its winds filled my lungs with air. Eventually I went to the Southwest deserts to learn. I returned north, and eventually came under the shadow of the mountain properly called Takhoma, the Mother of Waters, overlooking the Salish Sea, where I pretend to do important things.
definitely World Building, but also writing & thinking deep thawts, hiking, plant & fungus gathering, hot springs, very small rocks
The Martian Chronicles, The Road (Cormac McCarthy) ; Flight (Sherman Alexie)
Ready Player 1 ;
Saga (Brian K. Vaughn) Currently Reading: Scott Pilgrim (hey, it's summer)
Current Audio Book: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (probably the best Indigenous Sci-Fi writer out there! ♥♥♥
Ken Lieu, Hugh Howey, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury; Brian K. Vaughn
Immersive worlds with much more emphasis on exploration & crafting than conflict: