Hard science fiction is a sub-genre that focuses on including science as it is known, while only breaking one or two rules.
We'll start with popular science articles and explore how to turn the theories of today into visions of the near future. We'll cover tropes and genre conventions, how to hand-wave over the unknowable bits most effectively, and also how to feed facts to the reader without overwhelming them.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Marie Vibbert's work has appeared in Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, and many other professional publications. Her short story "Keep Talking" won Apex Magazine's Story of the Year. Marie is a software developer in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended the Clarion writer's workshop in 2013 and joined the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2014.