As a sequel of sorts to the other day's posts, I thought I'd cite here some of the stuff I've been reading about for Welcome to the Fold. It's a major grab bag.
- Cults and cult movements
- Role-playing and role-playing games, especially LARPs
- Commercial real estate in Manhattan
- Off-label drug prescribing
- Infiltration and "urban spelunking"
- The "new economy" of digital cash
- The mechanics of fantasy fiction and SF (no link needed; I talk about that stuff on the average about sixty-five times a week here)
Exercise for the reader: Imagine as best you can a story that involves all these elements. Note down what it might be. Return here later to see how your idea compares against mine. A $10 Amazon gift card says they aren't remotely the same.