Hey, folks! I’m hosting a blog tour for POWER IN TIME by Erudessa Gentian and today, I’m sharing a guest post from Erudessa! Yay! I hope you enjoy.
WRITING SCI-FI THAT FEELS BELIEVABLE
Guest Post from Erudessa Gentian
Thank you so much, Angela, for having me here!
Now, I am not an expert or scientist, by any means. I had to learn a lot about writing sci-fi through trial and error. But I had some excellent help to get me where I am today, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned!
Believable fake science lies in known science and consistency.
- Known Science
Even if the particular science you write is completely made up from your own head, it still has to follow the known scientific rules. Physics still applies, even if floating in space. Gravity still makes you fall down. You’ve got to do your research.
There are some exceptions, but if you are going to break known science, you have to give a good reason why.
You have to create the rules for your science, and then stick with them. Take time travel. There are a lot of options to choose from with this trope. Are there limits to how long someone can travel out of their own time? Can they get back to their original time? Can they travel to the past, or future, or both? Can they cross their own timeline? Does time move forward as they are in the past (or future), or can they get back to the exact time they left?
Once you’ve decided what rules work best in your universe, make sure you stay consistent. If you start breaking your own rules, you’ve shattered any believability you had. Not only will your readers be confused, they’ll get upset.
There is, of course, much more to writing believable sci-fi, but those are the two biggest rules of thumb I’ve come across so far.
So what are you waiting for? Go start researching!
– Erudessa Gentian
Treasure Hunt Letter 2: N
Twenty-year-old Larkspur is trapped 2,000 years in the future, but that’s not her biggest problem. Bestowed with strange superpowers, she’s adopted by one of the most powerful families known to the four inhabited planets. As heir, she’s responsible for an entire kingdom she didn’t know existed a few days ago. But when tragic surprises emerge from her past, Lark must decide where her loyalties will lie—past, or future?
Erudessa Gentian is a firm believer that clean entertainment can be powerful. Inspired by her love of cultures and learning, she produces dynamic art to spark imagination and touch souls.
Erudessa writes in multiple genres, but specializes in fantasy and historical fiction. She posts about lifestyle, travel and so much more on her blog at www.erudessagentian.com.
Angela Watts | Intro Post
Abigail Falanga | Author Interview
Michaela Bush | Guest Post
S.D. Howard | Guest Post
Nathan Renfroe | Book Spotlight
Angela Watts | Guest Post
Angela Watts | Wrap-Up + Giveaway Winners
Angelina Singer | Book Review
At the end of each post Erudessa created there is Treasure Hunt Letter. Put them in order and go to the website, type in the password, and get a sneak peek at book 2’s prologue!
There will be TWO SMALL PRIZES and ONE GRAND PRIZE! For the details and how to enter, visit Erudessa’s website link below!
This novel was a lot of fun! Be sure to grab your copy! Enjoy the tour!