Category: Science Fiction Writing

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The Subconscious of Orson Scott Card

I just attended LTUE 2014 (Life, the Universe, and Everything), a science fiction conference where the keynote speaker was Orson Scott Card. Card detailed some interesting things about the recent Ender’s Game movie and some upcoming adaptations of the story, which is a favorite of mine. The Subconscious Origins of a Character What impressed me most about his keynote address was his recent realization … Read More The Subconscious of Orson Scott Card

Steampunk Lite – Writer Cindy Grigg on the Sci Fi Subgenre

My personal taste for the aesthetic should be termed Steampunk Lite. I like brushing by it, picking up traces of it on my plotline or characters, but I don’t actually want steampunk in its full manifestation. Here’s why. Steampunk as an aesthetic is more a fabulous concentration of things than it is unique, which makes it hard to define. That’s also actually why I … Read More Steampunk Lite – Writer Cindy Grigg on the Sci Fi Subgenre

Steampunk. No, Science Fiction. No, Fantasy! How to Tell the Difference.

Try to define steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and other genres of fiction, and you’ll likely find yourself growling, “Arrrrgh.” They can be tough to differentiate. Here’s my definition: Science Fiction – Works featuring worlds beyond our own as explained by technology and science. Fantasy – Works featuring worlds beyond our own as explained by supernatural powers or conditions such as magic. Steampunk – Works … Read More Steampunk. No, Science Fiction. No, Fantasy! How to Tell the Difference.