What Is A Causal Loop in Science Fiction?

A while back (longer than I care to admit) I came across the term "causal loop" while researching some cool ideas for a science fiction short story. Against my better judgement I decided to write a story where the main twist revolves around a causal loop. That story is... still in the works, but I … Continue reading What Is A Causal Loop in Science Fiction?

Soft Science Fiction: What You Need to Know

A little while ago I wrote a post about hard science fiction and its characteristics, and I wanted to do the same with soft science fiction. Because the two couldn't be more different, fundamentally. To recap, hard science fiction is science fiction where the science and tech could theoretically happen in the real world. So … Continue reading Soft Science Fiction: What You Need to Know

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?