To answer the question, it depends on how you look at it. You could technically say that, yes, science fiction existed in the Middle Ages long before science fiction was really classified. Long before science fiction became known as a genre in the literary world. It wouldn't be exactly like what we read today, especially … Continue reading Did Science Fiction Exist in Medieval Times?
Everyone knows about science fiction and fantasy, but what about science fantasy? This is another one of those hybrid genres within speculative fiction that don't strictly follow science fiction or fantasy rules. However, this hybrid speculative genre utilizes various tropes and ideas that both science fiction and fantasy often use, meaning it's super easy to … Continue reading What Is Science Fantasy?
If you're new to sci-fi or fantasy (or even new to this blog!), there are plenty of outlets to get to know the genres a bit better. If you want to write in these genres, some of these offer great info about what it means to be a science fiction or fantasy writer as well. … Continue reading Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Websites to Check Out
As the holidays approach, I realized just how busy it's going to be in the next couple weeks for everyone. I may or may not be able to post next Saturday, so in the meantime, I thought I would take the time to create a little list of some science fiction and fantasy literary journals … Continue reading Submissions: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Journals
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
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?