Taylor Howard, lecturer at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, has just published his first book “The World of Fallout” which explores and examines the world of the Fallout franchise.

In this interview Howard discusses his inspiration for the book, exciting new projects he’s working on, and advice for those who are interested in writing a book.  

The book is accessible through the UCF Library here:  ProQuest Ebook Central – Book Details 

Here is a link to the page for the book on the publisher’s site: https://www.routledge.com/The-World-of-Fallout/Howard/p/book/9781032498102 

What inspired you to write this book?
“I’d say the main thing that inspired me to write this book might just be my love for the Fallout franchise – I’ve been playing the games since the first one came out and it is probably my favorite video game series. I always wanted to write some kind of academic book about it and the Imaginary Worlds book series ended up being a really great fit for what I wanted to talk about.”

What other projects are you working on?
“In terms of other projects, right now I’m working on putting together a roundtable discussion of the popular “Mechanics / Dynamics / Aesthetics” method of game analysis for the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts next spring! I’m also working on a project looking at the digital card game Inscryption and other metanarrative games like it.”

What advice would you give to those who would write a book? 
“As far as advice for writing a book goes, I’d probably echo some advice that other writers like Frank Herbert (the author of the Dune book series) gave and encourage getting some writing done every day no matter what.  That definitely worked for me while I was writing The World of Fallout and when I was finishing up my doctoral dissertation.”

By Majdulina Hamed.

Published to Nicholson News on December 6th, 2023.

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