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It's entirely possible that the
"show don't tell rule" is misguided.
Particularly in the case of the
Science Fiction story: you've got
a lot of information to impart to
the reader at the outset, so why
not just fucking tell them?
What's the point of playing
guessing games, hinting at this One reason: the author may not
and that without spelling it out? precisely *know* what it is
that they're writing about.
Sketching in a future and letting
the reader fill in the details
may be the best you can do within
You can't tell 'em
what you don't know.
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