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Old 05-08-2014, 11:46 AM
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Default Techno-wut.

Right, so I'm writing my first big sci-fi fic, for Mass Effect, and I am going to need some technobabble to make things convincing.

Anyone have some advice on how to write good technobabble without a) losing reader attention spans or b) looking like an idiot...?
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Techno-wut.

Write one of the characters as stupid, so he periodically needs the technobabble explained to him.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: Techno-wut.

You really have to know what you're talking about when it comes to this. As long as you actually know all about what you're writing about, what comes off as a simple explanation to you will be techno-babble to others.
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