Magic Spells are Like Computer Programming in Svetlana Chmakova’s Book Series

SyFy interviews Svetlana Chmakova about The Weirn Books series and compares spells to programming.

Spells are kind of like programming, where if you write a good program, you will get a good result. If you write a bad program, things can go horribly wrong. Right now they’re still just learning. “Here’s spells that work.” You know, “here’s iterations of the ‘Fix It’ spell” because stuff breaks and teachers don’t want to be constantly fixing stuff. So kids do that.

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