Out of This World: Writing Believable Technobabble
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Out of This World: Writing Believable Technobabble

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the S.S. Write-On. It's 12-minute mission? To explore the topic of Technobabble! Today on Write On, we'll be exploring the realm of science fiction, and the importance of the gadgets that make up the fictional worlds we all know and love. We explore everything from comedic works like Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to more realistic, scientifically based inspired stories such as Andy Weir's The Martian, and discuss how each story utilizes technobabble in their own way. We talk about how setting and location impact your technobabble, as well as talk about the importance of research, consistency, and brevity when writing technobabble into your stories.


  1. What is Technobabble?
  2. Deus Ex Machina
  3. Choosing Your Subgenre
  4. Choosing Your Setting
  5. Doing Your Research
  6. Confidence and Consistency
  7. Simplifying Your Technobabble

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