Most writers of science fiction and fantasy plant a story’s roots in scientific reality—or at least they should if they want their work to be successful. Putting the Science in Fiction tackles complex scientific topics—from the human genome to the theory of relativity to the science behind Star Wars and much more—and applies them to use in speculative fiction. In addition to presenting dozens of fresh fiction ideas based in science, the book explains these concepts clearly and accessibly, links them to common plot devices and story tropes, and allows writers to imbue their stories with scientific accuracy without putting their readers to sleep.
Inside, you will find actionable, authoritative advice for idea generation, realistic worldbuilding, technical accuracy, and correct yet engaging descriptions of scientific details. Leveraging concepts found in popular novels, television series, and films such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian, Westworld and more, this book will appeal to novelists and short story writers as well as screenwriters.
Breaking common gender stereotypes in the realm of science fiction and fantasy,