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Monday, September 30, 2013

Fiction is for entertainment.

"[E]ven scientists read fiction for entertainment, not instruction.  Novels which are thinly disguised essays are rarely popular.  What's important is the human meaning of the science--how does it affect the characters?  And why should the reader care?"
--Lisa Tuttle, Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Note:  A solid book  on the field.  The unique strength or value of this book is its analyses.  Her advice is familiar but when she breaks down her work or those of others, you'll want to listen.

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