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What makes for a great science fiction universe?

 
 
najmelliw
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2018 10:15 am
@tsarstepan,
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Question What makes for a great science fiction universe?
Answer Dan Simmons
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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2018 02:56 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
Once backstory was told (poorly at best; they really squandered a lot of viewer good will)

There are fan-edits that greatly improve the Star Wars prequels.

Maybe not to the extent that Dune: Alternative Edition Redux fixed Dune (that fan-edit is a miracle). But it is possible to make the prequels much better.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 11 May, 2018 07:23 am
@oralloy,
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 11 May, 2018 09:28 am
@tsarstepan,
This is why, for a book that takes place a few years from now where there's a global power outage and a huge volcanic eruption has caused a second 'year without a summer', the characters mention how cold the insides of their nostrils are. One guy lives in a room that's far from the only fireplace so he reveals how he tries to stay warm so he can go to sleep. It involves exercise and hot tea and he confides it all goes to pot if he has to whiz during the night.

So many new authors in particular really skip/skim over this and it does them no favors.

I think this is also a reason why fan fiction appeals to a lot of newer writers: these decisions have already been made.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2018 07:05 am
@jespah,
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