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How to write Hard science fiction with poetic beauty

How to write Hard science fiction with poetic beauty

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to generate ideas
  • Core creative strategies
  • Writing with symbolism
  • The tools of metaphor

Requirements

  • Passion for science fiction

Description

An advanced level workshop in writing Hard SF with the tools of metaphor and symbolism.

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Taught by Damien Walter, host of the Science Fiction podcast and writers for the Guardian, BBC, Wired.

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Hard SF begins in the realm of pure logic, extrapolating scientific ideas into credible near futures. But the greatest Hard SF by writers like Arthur C Clarke, Ursula Le Guin and William Gibson weaves stories of poetic beauty.

What makes a great Hard SF story?

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The factor that raises a classic SF novel like The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarke up to greatness isn’t the tech, the concepts or even the science.

It’s the poetry.

A condensed workshop in the poetic tools of metaphor, symbolism, allegory and more for writers of Hard SF.

Follow the full course in Advanced Scifi & Fantasy

Advanced techniques for writers of Science Fiction & Fantasy, used by today’s most successful storytellers and myth makers.

Learn the techniques of today’s top scifi & fantasy storytellers

Eternal Questions – tell stories that ask – and answer – the deep questions of human life and experience.

The Novum – the secret storytelling tool of Stanley Kubrick and other great scifi myth makers.

Cognitive Science – dig into the cogsci of scifi, how our brain and psychology are shaped by mythic stories.

Beyond The Hero’s Journey – Joseph Campbell’s essential guide to mythic storytelling…and how to go beyond it.

Archetypes – work with the archetypal human personality types – shadow, anima, trickster – discovered by Carl Jung.

Metanarratives – how to tell stories that cross between multiple movies, books, games and comics, and form the multi-billion dollar MARVEL franchise.

Ergodic Storytelling – use fascinating and cryptic secondary material – maps, invented texts and illustrations – to help immerse the audience in your world.

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Damien Walter writes on technology, culture and science fiction for The Guardian, BBC, Independent, Wired, Buzzfeed, SFX and Aeon. He teaches The Rhetoric of Story & Writing the 21st Century Myth to over 35,000 students worldwide.

Who this course is for:

  • Writers
How to write Hard science fiction with poetic beauty
Learn to write Hard SF based on the work of Arthur C Clarke
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