I recently finished watching the science fiction show Black Mirror. Created by Charlie Brooker, it's a dark look at what our future could be, focusing mostly on our obsession with technology. Each episode is a self-contained story -- so you can watch them in any order without missing a thing -- depicting a different version… Continue reading 5 Episodes of “Black Mirror” to Get You Started
My Biggest Worldbuilding Inspirations
Like a lot of writers, I draw inspiration from many of my favorite creative works. Since I'm currently writing a science fiction novel, some of my biggest sources of inspiration are other science fiction works -- but not always books. Anything with great worldbuilding is a candidate. The smallest detail can spark a new idea. It's never… Continue reading My Biggest Worldbuilding Inspirations
Final Fantasy: Is It Fantasy or Science Fiction?
This discussion is up for grabs, since I've only really gotten into Final Fantasy XII. (Yes, that will change!) But in the FF series, you've got everything from magic to robots, with characters wielding swords one minute and pistols the next. And those airships -- sci-fi at first glance, steampunk on the double-take -- run on magic, not… Continue reading Final Fantasy: Is It Fantasy or Science Fiction?