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April 30, 2010 3:51 PM   Subscribe

It had a name something along the lines of: "A Primer for Science Fiction Writers." What site did I visit?

I'm sure the pages were pink and plain old HTML. There was an extensive collection of in depth articles covering all things science fictiony. I remember reading one article about spacesuits (and being completely engrossed).

Anyone recognise the site from this meagre description?
posted by run"monty to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Turkey City Lexicon? I love me some of that--but it may not be what you're looking for.
posted by LucretiusJones at 3:56 PM on April 30, 2010


Turkey City Lexicon? I love me some of that--but it may not be what you're looking for.

No, it's not that.

I recall that it was less about the writing and more about the props, furniture, and mcguffins of the science fiction genre.
posted by run"monty at 4:01 PM on April 30, 2010


When did you see this? Are we talking 6 months ago or in 1999?
posted by Justinian at 4:07 PM on April 30, 2010


Three years ago, perhaps.
posted by run"monty at 4:13 PM on April 30, 2010


Atomic Rockets?

Look past the extremely dated site design, engrossing info within!
posted by Leud at 4:29 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Atomic Rockets?

Bingo!
posted by run"monty at 4:37 PM on April 30, 2010


I also have been sucked into Winchell Chung's Atomic Rocket on many occasions. The wealth of knowledge there is amazing.

The only problem is that if you follow the rules of writing "Hard Sci-Fi", you will only be able to write Mundane Sci-fi. See also cstross' anti-space travel blogpost and its over 800 comments on the topic. His post on changes in the world (and the difficulty in explaining them to contemporary audiences) are also worth reading for aspiring sci-fi authors.
posted by autopilot at 4:48 AM on May 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


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