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Norby–The Mixed-up Robot
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Janet Asimov (with assistance from her husband, Isaac) wrote a set of delightful novellas about a silly (but loveable and useful) robot named Norby and his human friend and companion, Jeff, a cadet in The Space Academy. They’re perfect for … Continue reading

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What Makes a Story Good Science Fiction–Part 3
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In part 2, we discussed characterization in good science fiction. Now, let’s look at setting, the third factor in our list. Setting Setting (time and place) is usually more important in science fiction than in many other genres. A science … Continue reading

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What Makes a Story Good Science Fiction–Part 2
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In part 1, we discussed plot development in good science fiction. Now, let’s look at characterization, the second factor in our list. Characterization There are many kinds of characters in science fiction that you won’t find in any other genre: … Continue reading

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What Makes a Story Good Science Fiction–Part 1
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All stories, regardless of length or genre, may be judged by the quality of several factors. Plot Development Characterization Setting Theme Let’s look at each of these and see how they can help a science fiction story succeed or fail. … Continue reading

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