During November last year I took part in NaNoWriMo and wrote the first 50k of a book. One of the things I really struggled with during writing this was really knowing what to write and where. There are some people who an pants writing a novel well, for the most part I didn’t do bad … Continue reading Fictioneering & Planning and Preparation
It’s invisible, it’s everywhere but in a very universal sense it’s also nowhere to be found. We take it for granted like we take the air that we breathe and the sun on our faces becasue it’s always there – it always has been and it hopefully always will be. For a long time it’s … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Great Artificial Gravity Problem
Before I get onto this post properly this post contains spoilers for the last episode of Star Trek Picard. If you read this and haven’t seen the end I will have ruined it for you. You have been warned. For those of you who saw it and for those who don’t care and wonder what … Continue reading Sci-fi Concepts – Where does Consciousness reside and can it be cloned?
As usual and in no surprise to anyone how things happen in Sci-Fi films bears no resemblance (I hope) to how things would happen in a real mission. Picture the scene, long journey, excitable explorers wanting to get out and see what’s there. To wait and carry out a survey is boring I mean come … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Curse of Impatience
World building is hard at the best of times, creating news worlds, rules people, inventing a new society with all it rules is quite a challenge. As a writer this world there for the reader to discover in stories and through characters. This world need to be consistent in all the stories that are written, … Continue reading Fictioneering – The Power of Consistency
On the back of my post on Uniforms and Space Suits it strikes me that there’s something really Sci-Fi is missing or hasn’t thought of – Robotics and automation. Why is this? Basically humans are not meant to live in space there really are very few environments that are so inhospitable to us. That’s why … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Every Spaceship needs a Robbie!
I’ve not been jumping on my concepts for a little while but as I’m back into it again I thought I would jump into space suits and uniforms / space age clothing and what I’ve been thinking about it all. We’ve all seem the Moon landings and various astronauts dossing about on ISS and know … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Uniforms & Space Suits
One aspect of science fiction that I think really needs looking at in many different stories and universes is the command structure. What do I mean by this? Surely any advanced space faring species would have a command structure that would reflect the society that they come from? Sure, but why does it have to … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure
For those of you that don’t know Star Trek Discovery is a new series in the the Star Trek universe brought out earlier in the year. Set just a few years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise I was originally quite disappointed with the concept and didn’t think it would be particularly interesting. The … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places
In the world of writing especially in science fiction and fantasy, creating world that are different and interesting can be a challenge that can yield great rewards. The whole idea is to do something different, wonderful, terrible something that gives the story and the characters within it the right setting for their adventures. What kind … Continue reading Fictioneering and creating worlds
For as long as I can remember the Star Trek universe has been going. I grew up with the original series frequently repeated (as I’m too young to have seen it when it originally came out before any of you cheeky lot ask) and liking but not really understanding what Star Trek was all about. … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe
Fictioneering is a term I thought up when I was trying to think of a way to describe the process of creating fictional characters, worlds, and concepts that can be used in my story telling. While I thought it up in my own mind I was gutted to find it was already in use. But … Continue reading What’s Fictioneering and where does it come from?
As I’ve been looking at concepts recently one thought has occured to me, spacecraft come in all kind of different shapes and sizes and there are different methods of driving them where the engines go and how they work but it kind of seems like one thing seems to stick. The pilot is always looking … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!
I grew up with all the Sci-Fi greats Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 etc… What was the thing that made them great though? I don’t want to say it was just the concepts, really it was about how these films made you feel. I still get goosebumps watching Darth Vader going about being evil in … Continue reading Science Fiction Greats – Has the new blood run out of Concepts?