Writing Hard SF with poetic beauty

An advanced level workshop in writing Hard SF with the tools of metaphor and symbolism

Hard SF begins in the realm of pure logic, extrapolating scientific ideas into credible near futures. But the greatest Hard SF by writers like Arthur C Clarke, Ursula Le Guin and William Gibson weaves stories of poetic beauty.

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This workshop is built around The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarke. You can watch part one of the workshop on this masterpiece of hard SF here.

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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