Hello everyone! Welcome to the first Put the Sci in your Fi post of 2019! This is a particularly special entry because it's the first guest article for this blog topic! So, without further ado, I'm super stoked to introduce illustrator and graphic designer Alex Ferri Land (check out her website for some adorable art). With... Continue Reading →
Put the Sci in your Fi — Kill the Character, Cure the Disease…Or Don’t
Find out ways your immune sci-fi character can stop a plague without becoming a sacrificial lamb.
Put the Sci in your Fi — Getting Personal: The Realities of Life in STEM
Hello everyone, welcome to another entry of "Put the Sci in your Fi"! For this month's post, instead of talking about superpowered animals or lab equipment, I thought I'd talk about the people who do the work with that equipment—the scientists. Recently, I came across this question on Quora: "What are the harsh realities about... Continue Reading →
Put the Sci in your Fi – Real Life Superpowers—The Naked Mole Rat
Find inspiration for your Sci-fi character's superpowers from amazing, real life animals
Put the Sci in your Fi – Real Life Superpowers—Tardigrades: Just Add Water
Tardigrades can survive anything—can your Sci-Fi character?
Put the Sci in your Fi – Beakers, Bunsen Burners and Budget Cuts (Part 2)
Welcome to another post of "Put the Sci in your Fi!" Today we'll be continuing with the previous discussion on how to make science more affordable for your science fiction character if they aren't swimming in money. As much as we would all love to get those million dollar grants or inherit truckloads of $100... Continue Reading →
Put the Sci in your Fi – Beakers, Bunsen Burners and Budget Cuts (Part 1)
First of all, thank you to fellow sci-fi writer K.S. Watts for the title! And now, on to post no. 2 for putting the 'sci' in your 'fi', part 1 of the mini-series, Beakers, Bunsen Burners and Budget Cuts! If you've watched any sci-fi movie, you're probably familiar with the following setting: Why do labs always look... Continue Reading →
Put the Sci in your Fi – Button, button, who’s got the button?
Hey guys! In keeping with one of my New Year's resolutions, I'm starting up a new section on my blog: Put the Sci in your Fi. My hope and intent with this blog thread is to create a fun, informal resource for non-scientists who want to write Sci-Fi novels. Those of you who are already... Continue Reading →