Hard Science Fiction: What You Need to Know

The Science Behind Writing If you're new to the science fiction world, whether you want to write science fiction or you're interested in reading major works in the genre, know that there's a key distinction within the genre. I'm talking hard science fiction versus soft science fiction. I'll just stick with hard science fiction today. … Continue reading Hard Science Fiction: What You Need to Know

Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction – Part 2

Math and Magic? Let's talk some more about math and fiction. First off, you can find my website here, which includes my latest chapbook at Yavanika Press! And check out where you can buy that chapbook with this link. I recently did a deep dive into the history of mathematics for book writing purposes, and I … Continue reading Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction – Part 2

Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy

Writing Complex Stories vs. Confusing Stories Fantasy and science fiction as writing genres hold so many possibilities when it comes to creating a vibrant story (not that other genres don't). I'm just saying that because both genres produce works that focus on worldbuilding and rich descriptions, writers' minds go crazy with creating their own universes. … Continue reading Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy

Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)

No matter what type of world you're creating for a story in mind, whether it be an alternate history or an epic high fantasy or the Next Great American Novel, you have to incorporate at least some aspects of worldbuilding. Even genres such as literary fiction require a distinct setting and characteristics, and careful outlining … Continue reading Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)

Bookmarked Adventures: Free SF/F Writing Con! – BookmarkedOne

I recently read this post about the LTUE sci-fi/fantasy writing contest coming up THIS Saturday. It is completely FREE to register on their Discord server, and the registration information is available in the post below. Enjoy reading! Bookmarked Adventures: Free SF/F Writing Con! Credit: BookmarkedOne. Find out more here.

Is Mathematical Fiction Just Hard Sci-Fi?

A while back I talked about mathematics and how it can be used in fiction. The idea was that there's more to math fiction than putting in formulas and just generally having the presence of mathematics in a story. Mathematics as a field can work in fiction by being used creatively in your worldbuilding while … Continue reading Is Mathematical Fiction Just Hard Sci-Fi?

Fantasy and Science Fiction As Invented History – Philip Athens

For those interesting in worldbuilding, especially fantasy and science fiction, check out this post I recently read by Philip Athens for the Fantasy Author's Handbook here. Enjoy! https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2022/06/28/%ef%bf%bcfantasy-and-science-fiction-as-invented-history/ Credit: Philip Athens. Find out more here.

You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)

Photo by Guillaume Meurice on Pexels.com You can't talk about small presses without bringing the genre portion into the conversation, particularly science fiction and fantasy. These two genres come with mountains of opportunities in the publishing world because it's not just the "small presses" that you'll come across. There are many large and reputable sci-fi … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)