People like to read about other people. That's why anecdotes are an effective way to get your point across. Use fictional techniques to make them short stories that pack a wallop by being as humorous, dramatic, inspirational, or startling as possible. Anecdotes humanize the book by presenting a slice of life that readers can relate to. They also make for more enjoyable, memorable reading than abstract ideas. As Jack Canfield says, "Facts tell, stories sell."
How to Write Scientific Fiction: Analyzing Michael Crichton’s Sphere
In this post, Dustin Grinnell explores the tactics that author Michael Crichton used to craft realistic science fiction within one of his most popular novels, 'Sphere.'