Max
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Max asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 3 years ago

Why are their no new ideas in sci-fi?

Everything seems to have done before or already imagined. Does that mean that human imagination has limits?

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  • Andrew
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    3 years ago
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    It's not that there's a limit to imagination, it's a case of imagination being hindered by a lack of knowledge or experience. Try to imagine a new colour. What might it look like? You know what blue, green, red, purple and yellow look like, but no one can imagine a brand new colour because we've never seen anything that isn't a variation of one we're already familiar with. Now try to imagine a new animal or what an alien might look like. There are many more possibilities. We can cherry-pick qualities from other sources to devise something new. But someone who was never introduced to a wide array of animals or never read or saw a sci-fi book or film would have a more difficult time being creative. With greater knowledge and deeper experience we can expand our imaginations. That's the key. Read a lot. Be analytical. Think in new ways. See things from other angles. That will feed your imagination. What would a chair look like if our knees were on the back of our legs instead of the front?

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  • 3 years ago

    It seems that way for the environment a novel can be place in is limited so they seem the same.....

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  • 3 years ago

    Who says there isn't?

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