Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres


Publisher: F+W US

Publication Date: December 01, 2018

ISBN: 9781440353383

Binding: Paperback

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Putting the Science in Fiction tackles complex scientific topics - from the human genome to the theory of relativity to the science behind Jurassic Park and much more - and applies them to use in speculative fiction. Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres - science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. AUTHOR: Dan Koboldt has worked as a research scientist for 14 years. Currently, he is a Principal Investigator for Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for Ohio State University. He and his colleagues use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to uncover the genetic basis of birth defects and rare pediatric disorders. He has co-authored more than seventy publications in Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine and other scientific journals. He is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and routinely presents his research at international conferences. Dan is also a science fiction and fantasy author. His debut novel, The Rogue Retrieval, was published by Harper Voyager in January 2016, with a sequel du