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Today’s writing tip

Ken MacLeod explains how SFnal ideas are germinated:

taking the usual SF approach to such humane, beneficial developments (how could this advance be grossly misused, and what are the military applications?)

(Note: with minor tweaks, such as the addition of the phrase ‘and won’t someone think of the children?’ this also works as a Labour Party policy generation tool.)

When It Changed does sound like a rather good collection, though.

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