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FOR WRITERS: Creating History in Sci Fi

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Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott:

When writing future sci fi, part of the world building involves filling in the past. If it’s set in our own universe, readers want to know how we got from here to there. But even alternate-universe sci fi has a history. How do you deal with it? Do you have a detailed timeline with events and notes about the evolution of your world, and if so, how much of it makes it onto the page? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants and just throw in random references as you go? And do you mix real and imagined past events and people?

Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.

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