9 Answered Questions for the topic Science Fiction
Researching Future Technology for a Science Fiction Novel?
Because I enjoy reading Science Fiction, I'm thinking of writing a Sci-Fi novel myself. I'm interested in 'hard' (related to the engineering sciences) science fiction with a military bent (think... more
What are key features and pacing in a satisfying ending to a science fiction novel?
My novel has been through multiple drafts and beta reads, and by and large is in good shape. I've learned how to cure a saggy middle, how to stay in point-of-view, how to keep the protagonist... more
How to show that something is different than in real life?
I'm writing fiction set in the near future (~15-20 years). The world is still mostly the same and thus familiar to the reader, but an important part of the story is that a few things are radically... more
How to expand my vocabulary?
I wanted to write something for a long time. But what I think is, in writing the choice of words plays a very significant role. From where I can learn this thing? I think I don't have enough... more
When do I explain my created world scenario in a prologue vs. letting it unfold in the story?
Let's say I'm creating a unique world for my book. New planet, maybe new species, complex society with complex rules, history, government, and so on. Some of these details are absolutely necessary... more
Rewriting a scifi story to fit with actual science, should I do it as I go?
Rewriting a scifi story to fit with actual science, should I do it as I go, or just write first and make the needed changes while editing?My world exists in my mind, clear and palpable. but I am... more
How would Doc contact Marty if one of his ancestors were to die?
I’m doing a personal project where I’m writing a script for a Back to the Future IV. Basically, William McFly dies, and Doc goes to 1986 to retrieve Marty and take him back in time. I made Marty be... more
Hurricane Katrina and hurricane Rita are different in what way
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