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For Readers: Clash vs. Clever

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FOR READERS

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Kari Trenten:

As well as violence in science fiction (seeing the recent ‘Star Trek’ movie and the ‘Ghostbusters’ remake made me realize how many movies I’ve seen lately involve characters resolving things in a final battle involving their fists, rather than their wits. I love a good fight scene, but I enjoy stories where the land/universe/person is saved through cleverness, as well as strength).

So what do y’all think? Are you partial to some good old fashioned wreaking of havoc, especially for a climactic scene? Or do you prefer a more clever, less violent ending?

Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!

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