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Rucker on Writing

At the 2003 ReaderCon, sf author Rudy Rucker conducted an interesting session on how he writes science fiction. It’s a really interesting read that shows the four approaches he’s used over the years when writing.

I particularly liked this bit concerning sf in movies:

Sufficient special effects are viewed as a legitimate substitute for a knowledgeable story – as when director-“writers” (writers, my ass!) spend $100 million on the effects of a movie, but can’t manage to spend $100 thousand to pay a real science fiction writer for a story that makes sense.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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