July 29, 2021

Characteristics Of Science Fiction: You Need To Read This

One unique part of fiction is that it is flexible due to the use of imagination. So, authors keep exploring various genres of fiction, and numerous sub-genres arise from them. Science fiction is a type of genre. It depends on speculation. However, it doesn’t satisfy curiosity by the wave of a magic wand, but by technology. Like other fiction stories, science fiction has boundaries that keep stretching due to authors’ imaginations. In this article, you’ll understand the characteristics of science fiction, including how to write it effectively. Characteristics Of Science Fiction Presence of technologies that are not real: Science fiction stories...

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Slow publishing

We’ve just launched a new digital version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, the largest and most comprehensive Latin dictionary in the world – and I’m very proud we have. A project that started at around the same time that Antonio Gaudi was first laying the foundations of the Sagrada Família, the lexicon also remains a work in progress after 125 years. The team of over 20 scholars behind the project estimate a completion date of 2050 – but I wouldn’t hold your breath.

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The Appeal of Unlikable Female Characters

The debate about unlikable female characters kicked off — in my mind, anyway — in 2013. That’s when Annasue McCleave Wilson, writing for Publishers Weekly, asked Claire Messud whether she would want to be friends with the “unlikable” protagonist of her latest book, The Woman Upstairs. “I wouldn’t want to be friends with Nora, would you?” asks Wilson. “Her outlook is almost unbearably grim.” Messud seemed to have a sharp response at the ready. “For heaven’s sake,” she said. “What kind of question is that? Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert? Would you want to be friends...

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