Moiya McTier

is creating fictional worlds from real-world facts

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About Moiya McTier

Hello lovely human!

If you've found your way to my patreon page, you probably know that my name is Moiya and I'm an astrophysicist/folklorist. You might not already know that my personal mission is to help people incorporate more science into their every day lives.

One way that I do that is through my podcast, Exolore! Each episode of the show explores a different facet of fictional worldbuilding through the lens of science and facts. That can mean building a new world from scratch with a panel of expert guests, or asking another worldbuilder to share their creative process, or analyzing a fictional world that already exists. I think of worldbuilding as an inherently introspective act -- it teaches you about our own world while introducing you to a brand new imaginary one.

This podcast and my other worldbuilding projects will help you see how science influences your life in ways you may have never thought of before!

I firmly believe that the work I do should be accessible to everyone, but I also still need to support myself financially. So I will never make you pay for my content, but I will ask you to give what you can so that I can continue to create it. Choose a patron tier that works for you and know that you're getting the same science-based insight as everyone else.

BUT, as a thank you to those who are able to give more, the higher-pay tiers will offer opportunities to suggest content and submit questions for interviews.

Thank you so much for even taking the time to read through this page. I hope you're ready to find the science hidden in the world around us.
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