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Techno-thrillers (or technothrillers ) are a hybrid genre, drawing subject matter generally from science fiction , thrillers , spy , action and war . They include a disproportionate amount (relative to other genres) of technical details on its subject matter (typically military technology); only science fiction tends towards a comparable level of supporting detail on the technical side. The inner workings of technology and the mechanics of various disciplines ( espionage , martial arts , politics ) are thoroughly explored, and the plot often turns on the particulars of that exploration. Techno-thrillers tend to have a broad scope in the narrative, and can often be regarded as contemporary speculative fiction; world wars are a common topic. Techno-thrillers often overlap, as far as the genre goes, with near-future science fiction.
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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. ~ Mark Twain What’s New in Google Lit Trips... Coming Soon... March 26, 27 & 28, 2013 I’ll be making a few presentations at the Google Apps for Education Summit in Northbrook, Illinois. March 14-16