Writing the Science Fiction Film


A remarkable guidebook of the imagination…

Writing the Science Fiction Film describes the kinds of stories that work best as science fiction, explores the parameters of the science fiction genre, and shows what science fiction can offer to writers that other genres cannot.




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Meet The Author

Robert Grant is an author, screenwriter and filmmaker based in London and very much into science fiction and fantasy. He’s Short Film Coordinator and one of the core team behind the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival, and ‘the book guy’ at He’s twice served on the jury of the Arthur C.

Robert Grant’s Writing The Science Fiction Film is both articulate and insightful, breaking down the key ingredients of science fiction and providing useful exercises for screenwriters wanting to break open this thematically rich and challenging genre.