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Module 1: Mystery, Spy , & Science Fiction Writing

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Writing mysteries, spy stories and science fiction

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Writing - Writing mysteries, spy stories and science fiction

Writing mysteries, spy stories and science fiction

Androids, robots and cyborgs often feature in science fiction writing.
Watch this animation and use it as the basis for a piece of science fiction
writing.

Spy and mystery stories and science fiction allows writers to use their
imaginations in the creation of worlds where anything is possible. Use the
animations provided as inspiration for your own stories in these genres.

In the universe anything can happen! Many science fiction writers allow
their imaginations to be freed from earthly concerns. In the universe,
humans can do and achieve anything their imaginations allow them to.

Poor science fiction writing is marked by evil forces, monsters from outer
space and "shoot 'em ups." Good science fiction is about the human spirit
endeavouring to cope with extraordinary beings and events in extraordinary
settings.

Of course, some of the best sci-fi was written for television and film;
mediums which lend themselves to fantastic visual displays.

Jules Verne, a French writer, is considered to be the 'father' of science
fiction. He wrote: _Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,_ _Around the
World in Eighty Days _and _Voyage to the Centre of the Earth_ between 1864
and 1873; two centuries ago!

Please note that websites do tend to change. If you are unable to access
any of the listed websites try a search on the Internet.

Go here to view the Roddenberry

Click here to view a on Arthur C. Clarke.

Finally, here is aon Robert A. Heinlein

Let's now have a look at spy stories. Can you think of the name of the
world's most famous fictitious spy?

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