Part Two of Advanced Science Fiction & Fantasy: writing the 21st century myth
It’s more than a little ironic that the motion picture widely called the “greatest science fiction story ever told” was made by an artist who hated science fiction. Stanley Kubrick thought science fiction was a failure at myth making, and set out to make a new myth for the modern world, and the only great science fiction movie.
2001 : A Space Odyssey took audiences beyond the final frontier of space and time on a psychedelic journey into inner space. It changed science fiction from a mythos of technological progress, towards a new understanding of human consciousness.
The second part of Writing the 21st Century Myth introduces the Novum, Darko Suvin’s advanced technique for writing SF stories.
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Insights and interviews from on the art and craft of 21st century myth making.