Friday, July 8, 2011

Combatwords for July 11, 2011: The Rules of Sci-Fi

Combatwords for July 11, 2011: The Rules of Sci-Fi

The famous and influential sci-fi editor Groff Conklin said there were only a few types of sci-fi stories: invasions from space, space travel & possible worlds, parapsychological concepts, time travel & possible worlds, worlds of tomorrow, the superscience of humanity, and earth wonders. So this topic can either be on the archetypes of novelty, or sci-fi (or sci-po). Be creative. Even if you think this topic isn't for you, surely you have given some thought to science—and perhaps been proven wrong. That's even better. Flawed misunderstandings of the truth are the most entertaining truths of all.

Combat Expiration: 12am PST, 7/11/2011

Critique Expiration: 12am PST, 7/13/2011

Bonuses/Penalties: +2 if posted by 9pm PST 7/8/2011; +1 if posted by 2am PST, 7/9/2011; -1 if posted by 6am 7/11/2011; -2 if posted by 12pm 7/11/2011

The Rules:

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