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How To Write Science Fiction

02 Jun 2011 in international | questo post è lungo 308 parole

Paul Di Filippo«Paul Di Filippo is a science fiction novelist and short story writer of wide genrebending influence, as well as a journalist, a sometimes comics writer, a mail art fiend, and a bunch of other things that are probably very hard to describe.

Also, the first person to use the word “Steampunk” in a book title.  So he can be blamed for quite a lot.  The first time I ever spoke to him, he responded with “Ah!  Mon frere!”  I asked him to write to you about whatever was on his mind today, and he said:..»
[Warren Ellis features Paul Di Filippo]

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A THOUGHTFUL TRAVEL INTO THE SCIENCE FICTION

How To Write Science FictionHow to write wild-eyed, overstuffed, multiplex, maximalist, recomplicated, high-bandwidth Science Fiction, or, “realize I don’t wanna be a miser/how come everybody wanna keep it like the Kaiser?”

Don’t expect this book to be a traditional “How To”. It’s a travel into the Science Fiction.

“Science fiction is the literature of ideas?
Sure it is—on a tightly rationed basis!
The truth is, most writers of science fiction and fantasy are naturally stingy.
We tend to hoard ideas, like the dragon Smaug lying on his treasure. We parcel them out in dribs and drabs. One notion per story. Maybe two High Concepts per novel.
Why do we do this?”

An essay by Paul Di Filippo

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