History and SF
31 Jul 2020, Friday 13:00 – 13:50(NZT)
Programme Room 2 (Webinar) (Programming)
Phil Klass (William Tenn) once said that the real science of science fiction is history. Many great SF works get much of their strength because the history — implicit or explicit — behind the story feels real. How do writers manage this? How can real history be made to work in a story? What are some examples?
Shaun Duke (Bemidji State University / The Skiffy and Fanty Show) (M)
Dr Farah Mendlesohn (BSFA)