Monday, February 22, 2016
Tips for Writing Sci-fi (part 1)
Writing a good science fiction plot has become an increasingly difficult task over the years, as the genre has exploded in popularity and is now riddled with cliches. Have aliens traveled across the universe to visit Earth and steal resources they could have found in greater abundance on planets they passed on the long journey to ours? Is there yet another bad guy that has traveled through time to retroactively kill someone important? Has a computer AI become self-aware and decided to eliminate the human race? There are countless other cliches, too many to list, yet science fiction is alive and well, generating impressive results across all forms of the entertainment industry. Just what is an aspiring science fiction writer to do to stand out and gain some traction in this market?