Juxtapose (transitive verb)
: to place (different things) together in order to create an interesting effect or to show how they are the same or different.
Wow. If there was ever a word to describe the writing process, juxtapose would certainly be a front runner. That’s what we do as creator of a new world out of our imagination. Like the bumper sticker on the back of a Jeep, “It’s a writer thing”.
In large part, science fiction writers kind of get an assist. The study of science is the study of methodology and process. Reaction A leads to Reaction B which gives Result C. In turning science into science fiction, a good idea would be to follow scientific process in your writing.
I have found when I look at it that way, it helps me find the right sequence for the scenes I have been scribbling. By moving the scenes around we can change the impact different events may have on our plot. In some cases it may even lead your characters down new paths you didn’t see before.
It’s a writer thing.