Originally Posted by That Metal Beastie
Perhaps but fiction by definition is contrived. I once read an essay by Stephen King about the unlikelihoods (besides the obvious) and plot holes in Shelley's Frankenstien if you analyzed the story. And still, as he pointed out, its one of the great classic novels.
Somethings are more fantasy than science.
And yet that doesn't mean the plot and the devices have to be contrived.