024 - What Makes Good Science Fiction - Advice from Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card


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Orson Scott Card and the late Ben Bova are two giants of the science fiction literary world. Bova has long been one of my favorite authors and his Grand Tour books have been an enormous influence on me. I recently dug up some solid advice from established professionals in the SF writing world and I found Card and Bova had both written books on writing SF. In this episode, I explore some of the connecting big themes both authors discuss in their books about what makes science fiction a challenging but worthwhile genre. I break down some examples of where some stories fail and others succeed. But this is not just an episode for writers. This is a look at why the genre matters, and why it may be the most fundamental human activity at this point in our evolution.

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