This week our subject for Irish Fiction Friday is the webisode series History Respawned, which is co-hosted by Cork born John J Harney and Bob Whitaker. Each episode, they and special guests examine a videogame and the ways it represents history. The series transitions between games with direct historical links, as well as fantasy worlds which draw from historical settings or elements. It’s an interesting series, covering both new games and those from the past.
History Respawned is also a great example of the diversity of Irish SFF. John is a history professor currently teaching in the US, and his work engages with a growing area in Game Studies as well as one that has been a popular discussion topic on many panels at conventions around the world. We hope you enjoy the series, which takes us from the Wild West to post-Apocalyptic Boston and back again!