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Ground your sci-fi

Science fiction is fun. You can do all sorts of wondrous things that aren’t yet possible in real life and might never be. Want to teleport? Build a sentient robot? Journey to the center of a molecule? Go for it! But let’s not get too carried away. To paraphrase a theme of The Incredibles, if everything’s special, then nothing is. Contrasts are key. Avoid the “anything goes” mentality. Give your world or universe rules, and establish those expectations early. Otherwise, you’ll wind up like 1950s Superman — constantly gaining new powers as the plot demands. Your unique rules will distinguish
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