The 3 golden rules of writing a science fiction book (via @standoutbooks)

I like this, as it concurs with my ‘Yeah so Star Wars isn’t Science Fiction’ position which invariably starts a drunken debate:

Science fiction is just that, fiction about science. The science might be invented, and it might be of any stripe: political science, psychology and sociology, electronics, or the type with beakers and skeletons, but all sci-fi revolves around a central ‘what if..?’ question that addresses a deeper query

.As is my wont, I’ll make you go to the original article to get to the juiciness, but here are the three rules:

  • Rule #1 – Know your thesis
  • Rule #2 – Do your research
  • Rule #3 – Don’t be afraid of the new

Read on to get the details:


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