Science Fiction Books – Let Your Imagination Fly Far and Wide

Science fiction has inspired many block-buster movies. Star Wars, Matrix and Terminator are some of the movies that are based on science fiction. In fact, many scientific discoveries were first imagined in science fiction literature only. Robots were first featured in children’s fiction books during the start of the twentieth century. They eventually became a reality during the later part of the twentieth century.

Unlike other types of fictions, the science fiction books feature technological innovations that have not become a reality. Most of the present day fiction books discuss about time-machines, inter-stellar travel and flying cars. These are as innovative a concept as Robots were during the start of the twentieth century. Who knows, these science fiction machines may eventually become a part of our daily life in not too far future.

Robert Jordan’s “Popular Wheel of Time,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Star Trek” are among the all time favourite science fiction books. Joe R. Lansdale’s “Flaming London” is among the best selling fiction books of the present time. The book presents us with a postmodern alternate earth in its Victorian period. The main carryover character of the book is Ned the Seal. A mere seal in body, Ned has been experimented on by Dr. Momo and is now a highly intelligent being. Ned has thumbs grafted into his flippers so that he may communicate with humanity with his omnipresent slate. In fact, most of the book is narrated by Ned himself.

Leading book publishers come up with new science fiction books every now and then. In fact there is a multi-billion industry that is based on science fiction books. These days, DVD and CD versions of these books are also available at retailers across the world. These books and their DVD/CD versions are also available at leading online book stores of the UK like Bookworm and Amazon UK at highly attractive bargain prices.

Writing a Novel – Tip #7 – Drawing Inspiration From Art

Writing fiction is quite different from writing non-fiction. When I write non-fiction I immediately know where I want to begin and where I want to end. I know my premise–what I want people have as a take away

Life is not always that easy when I write fiction. Sometimes, I need inspiration. One thing that always works for me is to find a poem, novel, short story, song, hymn or work of fine art and ask myself “what does it say to me?” Then I write down my reactions, and I’m on my way.

Sometimes, I will listen to a book on CD, .mp3 file or cassette tape while I’m writing. I emulate the structure, not the content. For example, you would never know that this paragraph was inspired by listening to a part of The DaVinci Code that’s two minutes into the second CD in the set.

The sound, Duke. Sounds can energize, or destroy. If you want to keep animals away from an area, all you need to do is play a high-pitched note, a note we can’t hear but the animals can.

Here’s a poem that I wrote for inclusion in one of my books that was inspired by a painting by Dan Donnelly’s named “The Lovers.” The work of art features two people, in apparent conflict, locked forever in a stance that is reminiscent of a Star Trek episode where two people are in deadly conflict. One of the people has black on the left side of his body and white on the other side of his body. The person with whom is fighting has white on the left side of his body and black on the right side. However, in this illustration, the people appear to be an artist’s mannequin–a wooden mannequin where all of the joints change. The illustration is primarily beige and brown, and it has many symbols about suffering and captivity, at least to me.

Rent Relationships

Two lovers about to kiss
Parts of their lives
Ripping out of memory
Heads detached from their hearts
Internally attacking
Surrounded by hawks
With vultures to follow
In a moment
The world could burst into flames
Starting with someone
Placing a lit match on
The Book of Life.

Whether you like or dislike the above poem is not the point. The point is that I used a piece of artwork to jump start my creativity. Perhaps this technique will work for you too.