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The Grand List Of Overused Science Fiction Clichés

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi and Fantasy Talk' started by Tom, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    At this site you can find out if the Idea has been done to death


    The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichés

     
  2. Tim

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    i think the most common mistake made by writers is when you have read another authors story long ago and whilst you cannot clearly remember having read the story, your subconscious provides the story in a disjointed and unclear fashion that you then take as your own imaginations. you then start writing the story and judging on how lucky you are, you either end up with something original or waste a lot of your time!

    luckily, as time progresses, new ways at looking at science fiction arrive. whether by thought or by hard science. science fiction is not stagnated like i see fantasy, so less chance of churning out stories looking like they have been written from the same drawing board.

    a writers unique style can help to seperate the stories, choice of names for worlds and characters, although morals and politics stay the same generally.
     
  3. Tom

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    Well Said Sir!
     
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    Section I: Overused Plots and Storylines
    Section II: Overused Settings and Characterizations
    Section III: Overused story events and plot devices
    Section IV: Silly Science
    Just a taste...
     
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    Nice site, I don't ever go to google answers. Looks like it might be fun to play at that house for a while...
     
  7. Elvit

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    very interesting this list isn't it? I also came across
    - 100 Things I would Do if I Were a Black Evil Sovereign &
    - Small Typical Set for Those Who Want to Create a Fantasy Story

    They are humorous ones as you may guess... oh, there's also "How to Survive in Horror Movies" with phrases like "run away if you hear mysterious music"
     

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