The Authority Sources for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories

How does an author make a fiction story sound like truth? It’s even more difficult in a world that’s entirely made up, like those in science fiction and fantasy stories. The key is to know your authority source. Howard V. Hendrix, award-winning science fiction author and English professor, explains what an authority source is and why it’s important. An authority source is the core of a story that lends the author his or her credibility. In science fiction, our understanding of the natural sciences...
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