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Suspension of DisbeliefA critical ability a reader needs in order to enjoy fanfiction, and what every fic author wants to facilitate. Suspension of disbelief is setting aside the rational, physical world so one can accept the impossible as possible. It is a cornerstone of the Science Fiction genre, since many implausible concepts and unrealized technologies are presented to the reader - who is, in turn, asked to accept them as real. One of the strengths of Babylon 5 is that it presented few hard to accept concepts. Because it relied on interpersonal cooperation and conflict rather than advanced science to tell its story, suspension of disbelief was not difficult for the viewer. See 'Plot', 'Characterization', 'Setting', 'Dialogue'.







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