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Science Fiction Prototyping by Brian David Johnson

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CHAPTER 6

Science in the Gutters: Exploring Comics as an SF Prototype and a Conversation With Chris Warner

In our previous two chapters, we explored both short fiction and short films as a form that your SF prototype could take. Both mediums have their advantages depending upon the approach you would like to take and the effect you are looking to achieve. Fiction has a long history of exploring the relationship between science and technology and the effect that they have on people, society and complex systems. Film can capture the imagination, get the heart pounding and achieve a grand scale for you futuristic vision. Both are great but we are not stopping there. To give you one more option, we are going to spend this chapter talking about comics! ...

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