Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff is back with another fantastic entry to her A Padawan's Journal blog. This week's edition examines "Story-weaving in the Science Fiction Age." Check out the intro below and click here for the full read.
"I?ve heard it suggested that the only difference between one genre of fiction and another is the mode of transportation. If Our Hero is getting around in a Lamborghini, it?s a spy novel, if it?s an aging Rambler, he?s a detective, the cowboy rides a horse, science fiction guy flies an X-Wing.
Star Wars has been described as space opera or ?a western in outer space.? As a writer of science fiction, I take exception to the idea that it is merely that. Everybody has to get around in some sort of vehicle, whether a horse-drawn carriage or a taxi cab or a teleportation device. To me, the issue is how you?re using those technologies. A science fiction story is defined by those who ought to know (the editors of science fiction magazines and imprints) as a story in which the futuristic or science fictional elements could not be removed without changing the story at the deepest level."
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Next time in her blog, Bohnhoff will discuss "Hardware." We'll keep you posted!
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