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Science Fiction Prototyping by Brian David Johnson

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CHAPTER 4

I, Robot: From Asimov to Doctorow: Exploring Short Fiction as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Cory Doctorow

As you go about building your SF prototype, it might be helpful to get to know a little history and different examples of the process. First, we are going to start with fiction, the written word, as a form that your SF prototype could take. Ultimately, we are going to use the short story as one type of SF prototype that you can build from your outline. In this chapter, we are going to look into some history of the science fiction story, with examples of different authors who have married science fact with science fiction in interesting ways. We are also going to talk with activist and science fiction writer, Cory Doctorow, ...

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