Fantasy and Science Fiction Aren’t So Different
Both create new worlds for the reader to explore, and many stories use a combination. One that readily comes to mind is Star Wars. There’s a lot of tech, but the force is magical and mystical.
World building is what I love, and since I was a young child I wanted to join Neil Armstrong on the Moon. I can’t afford a spaceship, but I get to explore other worlds in my books. I get to create them and populate them.
The fun part of both genres is that the writer and reader can leave this world or stay on this planet and experience a different reality. We get to explore and discover, which are elements I treasure in a story. My favorite stories emphasize my love of discovery.
However it’s sliced, fantasy and science fiction seek what it means to be human and the what if. What if vampires existed? What if I could go to magic school? What if I could travel beyond the solar system? What if I could merge with a sand worm?
Beyond the Edge
Some truths are better left unfound.
For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship might be a message and may mean his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to travel to uncharted worlds, searching. Out there, in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy beyond the Backworlds, they stumble upon a terrible truth.
Meanwhile, Rainly remains on Pardeep Station as acting planetlord, dealing with the discovery of her lover’s dark and brutal past. Alone and questioning her judgment, her introspection unlocks more than heartache. Latent protocols in her cybernetics activate, forcing her to face a sinister secret of her own.
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendents to survive in a harsh universe. This is the fourth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.
M. Pax-- Inspiring the words she writes, she spends her summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory in stunning Central Oregon where she lives with the Husband Unit and two demanding cats. She writes science fiction and fantasy mostly. You can find out more by visiting her at:
What makes you love this genre of fiction?