Definitions

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  • noun One who constructs a world, especially a convincing fictional world for literature etc.

Etymologies

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world +‎ builder

Examples

  • FrancesP: would the writer be the worldbuilder and moderator and then let the fantic run amok?

    Transcript: Brainstorming the Future of the Novel « Coyote Con

  • I was, though, terribly interested by the Jordan fan opinion, expressed in the comments, that Jordan was a better worldbuilder than Tolkien and a better stylist than Flaubert.

    Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time (1990-2005)

  • I was, though, terribly interested by the Jordan fan opinion, expressed in the comments, that Jordan was a better worldbuilder than Tolkien and a better stylist than Flaubert.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Glenda Larke is a skilful worldbuilder and in this new series she creates a remarkable desert land where water is treasured and the waterless are the outcasts of society.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Glenda Larke is a skilful worldbuilder and in this new series she creates a remarkable desert land where water is treasured and the waterless are the outcasts of society.

    Another review

  • IMHO, the best and most original worldbuilder writing today except for maybe Ursula K.

    Possible Worldcon Guests of Honor

  • There really hasn't been a worldbuilder of his caliber to come along in contemporary fiction for a long time.

    The Minireviews (Books 10-12)

  • I've known Karl since I was about 16 (we co-wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction in 2000) and I've never met a woolier, more imaginative, more audacious worldbuilder in all my time in the field.

    Boing Boing: December 3, 2006 - December 9, 2006 Archives

  • This gives us a clue to the psychological type of the worldbuilder & the worldbuilder's victim, & makes us very afraid.

    Wax Banks

  • This gives us a clue to the psychological type of the worldbuilder & the worldbuilder's victim, & makes us very afraid.

    Wax Banks

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