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The Writer's Bag of Tricks Science Fiction Notes As we continue our exploration of genre specific topics, our focus this week is science fiction. SF usually deals with topics and ideas set the future, such as science, technology, space travel, time travel, extraterrestrials, and the like. The ability of the writer to create a world which allows the reader to suspend their disbelief is paramount, but like all fiction, writers must infuse writing craft elements or readers will put down the book. Take special consideration of point of view, description and scene setting, tone and mood, character and motive, plot and structure, and dialogue when plotting out your novel. The SF novel should be about something that happens to someone somewhere, otherwise what is the point? What makes for good science fiction? This is a tough question to answer, but I will throw some ideas out there for consideration. A good SF writer creates a world that seems authentic. This may require research into technology and science. Dont be scared. If you look for it, you can find cliff notes on all kinds of topics. But do your homework. The technology in the created world should seem plausible and realistic. I am not saying that writers shouldnt or cant invent some technology for their story, but if they do, it is best to take the time to figure out the details of the technology so that it seems real. The technology may need some explanation so the reader can understand it, but this should happen without coming across as a humongous information dump. No information dumps, please. Info dumps are boring. The use of magic in SF should be limited, if it is used at all. Magic is for fantasy. Technology and science are for SF. This is my opinion and Im sticking to it. The SF fictional world should also be complex and multi-layered. It should have a history and culture all its own. The world might or might not include non-human entiti... - Writing... | Susan Brooks

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