Neil deGrasse Tyson is dealing with a computer game about space (obviously), and he’s tapped an improbable asset to help him: George R.R. Martin.
The Game of Thrones maker is recorded on Tyson’s Kickstarter page for Space Odyssey nearby other conspicuous figures, including Bill Nye and Neil Gaiman. They’re altogether said to be building “worlds” for players to investigate in the diversion.
The inquiry, however, is the reason Mr. Science Man himself would swing to one of the world’s most prestigious dream creators for an amusement set in space. Tyson values Martin’s responsibility regarding consistency, as he clarified in another visit with The Daily Beast.
“I like that they’re making a world that should act naturally reliable,” Tyson clarified. “Winter is coming, so what does that mean? I’m considering it an astrophysicist: What sort of planet would that be? What sort of circle would it have? What sort of star is it? It’s unmistakably not Earth, despite the fact that they’re all people—well, with the exception of the winged serpents!”
Tyson even pauses for a minute to focus in on the natural genuineness of Martin’s mythical serpents, as observed on HBO at any rate. It’s… dreamlike.
“[T]he mythical serpents are anatomically right, with forelimbs turning into the wings (as in bats), instead of having separate wings growing from their backs, which has no point of reference in Earth’s biodiversity,” he said. That level of detail is the thing that makes a person like Martin the correct decision for Space Odyssey.
“Make any world you need, simply make it self-predictable, and construct it with respect to something open,” Tyson included. “I’m a major devotee of stamp Twain’s quote: ‘First get your realities straight. At that point contort them at your recreation.'”