The most recognizable and challenging topic in science fiction is, of course, the extraterrestrial. This bewildering mould for horror, comedy, and whatnot has been used and overused for bazillion times, which is why today we’re going to meddle with it some more. So what exactly is the purpose of creating credible alien stuff?
Today I’ve decided to stir away from general writing advice, and try being genre-specific. Over the years science fiction has been critised as a nothing-to-do-with-science, second-rate fiction. Is that so, and if yes, can science fiction be anything better?