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Excerpt: “How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors”

In 2019, I had the opportunity to connect with several people who are part of a new generation of SFF authors that grew up captivated not only by science fiction and fantasy novels, but by Japanese RPGs during the genre’s 16- and 32-bit golden era like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI.

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Aidan Moher

Hugo Award-winning writer with work in Kotaku, Wired, Uncanny Magazine, and He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and kids.