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Coffee and Beer – their place (or not) in science fiction

Beer seems to be well accepted in science fiction, but coffee’s place is less certain?

Science in Science Fiction

How much should we try and describe science in science fiction? How much does the reader want or need ?

What did the Romans ever do for science fiction?

Reading about ancient history can provide the inspiration for science fiction.

To plan, or not to plan? or how much to plan?

How do you start that latest potential blockbuster idea of a story? Do you let it flow or plan each step before that first word hits the screen.

Where are the detective stories in science fiction and fantasy ?

I’ve only found a few detective stories in science fiction and none in fantasy – why?