When you think of a good idea for a science fiction story, time travel quickly comes to mind. Paradoxically, time travel stories are both incredibly hard to write and have been done to death. And then some.
Why do writers like them so much? What are some of the ideas and common pitfalls? I’ll talk about the first this week, and cover pitfalls in a second post.
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I saw The Force Awakens, and now I’m going to write about. Images are from Lucasfilm.
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Woohoo, I got a “silver honorable mention ” for my short story “Hostages” in last quarter’s Writers of the Future contest.
I’m pretty psyched! It means I’m in the top 50 of a famous writing contest that has thousands of contestants a year.
Now back to the business of more writing.
Have you ever seen an alien? Neither have I, or anybody else, as far as we know. That is actually quite strange, statistically speaking. This apparent paradox is known as the Fermi Paradox. It’s a very important paradox for science fiction, so I’m going to ramble about it a bit.
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Ancillary Justice is the first part of a science fiction trilogy by Ann Leckie. I recently finished the first two books and am now eagerly awaiting the third installment. I like it enough that I decided to plug it to the internet at large.
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