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Colin Bishop

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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2012, 11:50:41 pm »

But the classic definition of science fiction is that you introduce a main inventive idea and then proceed to construct a logical framework around it which is consistent with that innovation buit does not otherwise breach natural laws of physics etc. In that way you enable your readers to suspend reality.

So introducing the Aliens may be OK but to expect a bunch of caretakers to reactivate a decommissioned WW2 battleship stretches the bounds of reality.

I read a book once which featured a terrorist attack on the QE2 using a hijacked submarine. So far, so good. But then the author went on to let the liner absorb no less than six hits from modern torpedoes and still keep going to make port safely! Oh Yeah?!

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AlisterL

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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2012, 04:05:37 am »

So introducing the Aliens may be OK but to expect a bunch of caretakers to reactivate a decommissioned WW2 battleship stretches the bounds of reality.

Trust me when I tell you that this is the least of the stretches of the bounds of r