Putting the Science in Fiction

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and ...

Putting the Science in Fiction

Putting the Science in Fiction

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

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Putting the Science in Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Dan Koboldt
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: Penguin

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy
Star Peace
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Ben Bova
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-01 - Publisher: Tor Books

Star Peace (originally published in 1986) is a novel by Ben Bova, the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Domesticating Dragons
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Dan Koboldt
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-05 - Publisher: Baen Books

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP MEETS JURASSIC PARK WHEN A NEWLY GRADUATED GENETIC ENGINEER GOES TO WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT AIMS TO PRODUCE CUSTOM-MADE DRAGONS Noah Parker, a newly minted Ph.D., is thrilled to land a dream job at Reptilian Corp., the hottest tech company in the American Southwest. He’s eager to
Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Cory Doctorow, Karl Schroeder
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.
New York Journal of Romance, General Literature, Science and Art
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Cory Doctorow, Karl Schroeder
Categories: New York (N.Y.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1855 - Publisher:

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