How Research Can Enhance World Building in Science Fiction

Characters are important to a story, but the world they live in is just as important. A writer needs to create a world that a reader wants to spend a lot of time in. Howard V. Hendrix, award-winning science fiction author and English professor, explains how he approaches world building in science fiction. He researches before he begins world building and he has an important approach that allows him to be efficient. “I don’t want to go down a rabbit hole with the research,” he says. “But I need...
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