Ten Laws of Writing Science Fiction


Some good guidelines for writing science fiction here.

Can’t say I agree with everything on the page, but it’s definitely a good idea to keep some of these points in mind when writing SF.

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3 Responses to Ten Laws of Writing Science Fiction

  1. Samuel Mae says:

    Interesting link, Steve. Like you, i don’t agree with everything, but there’s some good stuff there (hafta say i certainly don’t agree with rule 1–imo science fiction typically reflects the general mood of society toward the future at the time of its writing, and that mood isn’t always positive).

    • Samuel Mae says:

      Hit post too early. Meant to finish with: Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

      • stevecoate says:

        Thanks for the comment, Samuel šŸ™‚ You’re definitely on to something about science fiction reflecting the mood of society. I think that’s true of all genre fiction, but as you pointed out, science-fiction bears the cross of predicting (sometimes in a wildly inaccurate manner) the future.

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