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How to Write Scientific Fiction: Analyzing Carl Sagan’s “Contact”

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How to write a science fiction

Carl Sagan was many things: astronomer, cosmologist, television personality, writer, and science communicator. He was perhaps most famous for his popularization of science and inspiring a generation of young scientists. A romantic and a passionate commenter on science, technology, theology, and philosophy, Sagan was a true Renaissance man. Above all, he was a storyteller.

Sagan used many mediums to tell his stories, but his only use of fiction was in Contact (1985). Perhaps he turned to fiction, because he thought he wouldn’t able to fully capture his thoughts and feelings about science and religion—about humanity’s place in the cosmos—in a documentary, television program, article, or nonfiction book. Perhaps the novel was the only medium through which he could express what he really wanted to say. What he needed to say.

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