I’m writing a science fiction book where certain areas of technology have exploded (space exploration, weather control), while others have stagnated or even regressed (weaponry, communications). I’m concerned that people won’t buy that right away, but I don’t want to spend too much time pontificating on how it got that way. The history isn’t the point. Are there any good rules of thumb for how to get readers to accept something about your world that may be counterintuitive?

Brad Pauquette Answered question December 12, 2023