October is the best, isn’t it? This month marks the release of Putting the Science in Fiction, a unique nonfiction resource for writers developed from my Science in Sci-fi blog series. It ends with Halloween. And it’s the lead-in to my favorite annual writing event, National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. It’s my 10th year doing this writing contest, and I’m super excited.
And to help those of you who are thinking about doing NaNo, my book’s expert contributors have a surprise this month!
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we’ll have a different blog post for you with a quick primer on a sci-fi topic from an expert, and then some story prompts to get your creative juices flowing. Maybe it’ll seed the idea of your next story. Maybe it’ll inspire you for NaNoWriMo next month. At the very least, it’s sure to be a lot of fun. Here are the topics we’ll be covering, and the expert contributors:
- Putting science in rocket science with Jamie Krakover
- Enclosed ecosystems and life-support with Philip Kramer
- Arthropod-borne disease with entomologist Robinne Weiss
- Failure as a profession with structural engineer Eric Primm
- Hot vents and dead whales with marine biologist Danna Staaf
- Microbes, microbiomes, and gene editing with Mike Hays
- Let’s put science in your fiction with Rebecca Enzor
- Spy Toys: How to See in the Dark with Judy L. Mohr
- The adventures of Commander Cold with Terry Newman
- The dangerous oceans with Danna Staaf
- Cyborgs and cybernetics with Benjamin C. Kinney
Please share and comment on these posts! We’d love it if you shared part of your story, or offered some story prompts of your own. And to make it interesting, we’re giving away 10 copies of Putting the Science in Fiction. You can enter once a day using the widget at the bottom of each blog post.
There will be a final post at the end of the month, and it’s going to run somewhere cool. That’s all I can say at the moment. Now, go off and check out the first post, Putting the Science in Rocket Science by engineer Jamie Krakover.
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