Category: Blogging A-Z Challenge

A-Z Blogging challenge: S is for… Spaceships

Spaceships With all the discussion on this blog about asteroids, space and futurology, I thought it might be wise to take a look at how we’re going to travel to all these wonderful places within the universe – be it through choice or necessity The wonderful thing about science fiction is that we can envision whatever style of spaceship we deem fit for purpose, although there may technical restrictions if writing in the genre of hard science fiction, where the practicalities of present day engineering is crucial. Follow Indie Scifi fantasy’s board Spaceships – Inspirations on Pinterest.Spaceships may come...

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A to Z Blogging: O is for… Online Worlds

Genres: Minecraft, Science Fiction Online Worlds O was a tricky letter to find a theme for and I swear I’m not cheating. ‘Online Worlds’ is a theme in its own right according to the Encyclopedia of Science fiction, not only that, but I’ve had the pleasure of reading a couple of books using this very theme.[divider] So what are Online Worlds? Without stating the obvious, they’re worlds that exist online, quite often involving role-play with other users and are never ending as far as I can tell. I grew up on ‘Make your own adventure’ books, closely followed by...

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A to Z Blogging challenge: N is for… Nuclear War

Nuclear War (and the ensuing ‘winter’) I was watching a program a while back about adverts that used to appear on our television screens during the nineteen-seventies. One advert was produced by the UK government and carried the slogan ‘Protect and Survive.’ I had absolutely no recollection of this, but my mum informed me that it was a very real threat back then, (and maybe it still is, although I’m under the impression that none of the countries with Nuclear weapons dare fire them, lest it blows our planet to smithereens. It should come as no surprise then, that...

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Blogging A-Z: M is for… Military Scifi

Military Sci-Fi ¬†As far as I can gather (as this is one of my least favourite sub-genres of science-fiction) Military Sci-Fi uses futuristic technology and weapons, often to negotiate fights with alien civilisations, or conduct battles in space, although I’ve read many a book where the military is used in a present day setting, usually with a near apocalyptic scenario. Books in this genre appear to have main characters who are, in fact, military personnel, which means that I’ve been writing a novel in a genre I claim not to be keen on (my novel draft has military personnel...

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Blogging A-Z: L is for… Life

Life Or more specifically, Life on other planets. I do not, for one moment, believe we are ‘alone’ in this universe. Life came into being on our own planet, albeit with a specific set of criteria, but just because we haven’t found proof of other lifeforms, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist… somewhere. Alien Life Forms Science fiction is rich with other life forms, and a quick search through Google images reveals just how wide and vast our imagination is when considering other forms of life – little green and grey men with small bodies and elongated or over-sized...

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