Definitions

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  • noun The construction of a world, especially a convincing fictional world for literature etc.

Etymologies

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world +‎ building

Examples

  • In truth, they're more like a combination of The Chronicles of Riddick and Dune: the worldbuilding is amazing and full of awesome concepts, such as the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Chaos Legions, and the Inquisition.

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  • While it might well be interesting to examine historical fictions in terms of worldscape and alterity, (do they use worldblocking? if distant enough, do they function as alterior realities?) the term "worldbuilding" is entirely inappropriate where we are simply talking about an effective locale layout.

    Notes on Worldscape

  • While it might well be interesting to examine historical fictions in terms of worldscape and alterity, (do they use worldblocking? if distant enough, do they function as alterior realities?) the term "worldbuilding" is entirely inappropriate where we are simply talking about an effective locale layout.

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  • M John Harrison's rumination on why "worldbuilding" is a pointless exercise is like a bucket of cold water in the face.

    Boing Boing: April 8, 2007 - April 14, 2007 Archives

  • The worldbuilding is enormously fun, and also enormously challenging.

    Worldbuilding for Amateurs – Heuristic

  • The worldbuilding is sound, and the revelations that unfold are powerful, justified, making for a very evocative story in the end.

    Take a breath, then read this story

  • Better still, a wiki will show you where your worldbuilding is thin.

    Wikis. Awesome. «

  • The worldbuilding is enormously fun, and also enormously challenging.

    2009 October – Heuristic

  • The worldbuilding is nicely done, and the constant usage of water in all things worked better than I first thought.

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  • The level of science-fiction worldbuilding is impressive, but the personal story of the very human and flawed astronaut -- and his connection to those on the ground -- is what really makes this movie stick in your mind.

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