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Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

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Re: "meta"

"[...] Seveneves might have been rescued with ruthless editing [...]"

Publishers used to employ editors to help authors tighten up their offerings.

The biography of William Golding by John Carey explains that, after 21 rejections, his first novel "Lord of the Flies" was gradually whittled down on the advice of his Faber editor Charles Monteith. What apparently started off as a heavily religious work - was transformed into an analogy of the nature of human society.

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