John Scalzi on the Redshirt Trope and the Economy of Fiction

“Being eight years old and aware that either way, Ensign Jones is going to be doomed is something that sticks with you. We become aware of metafictional tropes, and it’s specifically because of the nature of storytelling itself: Storytelling is economical, right? It’s the Chekov’s gun thing – don’t put a gun on the mantelpiece … Continue reading John Scalzi on the Redshirt Trope and the Economy of Fiction