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Near Future Science Fiction Genre Guidelines

The objective is the evolution of commonality among Near Future Genre novels.

  • All events and actions are supported by current science or a reasonable extension of current science;
  • All projections of new models have their origins in current models,
  • Events, actions and technology are plausible,
  • Emphasis is on dialogue versus narrative,
  • No explicit sex or disrespect of gender, race & religion,
  • Limited gratuitous violence with emphasis on human interaction,
  • Preference for tension and drama versus continuous meaningless action,
  • A benevolent force is often helpful to overcome humanities insurmountable resistance to change,
  • Relationship building is encouraged, and
  • Writing style is classical – writing that is engaging and thought provoking.