July 5, 2011

What Is SF?

What is science fiction these days?

Everywhere I look, I see people with smart phones, tablets, Bluetooth devices and cars that can park themselves. I can find out more information than I need to know by whipping out my phone and calling up a search engine. My phone can track where I’m at (which is spooky) and I keep in contact with the majority of my friends through online means.

So how do we top that, as writers?

It seems that most people aren’t even trying anymore. Everywhere I look I see vampires, werewolves and zombies. Seriously. Zombies. Post-apocalyptic worlds where humans are fighting for their lives using everyday items are huge sellers, while poor science fiction has been cast to the curb once more — despite having huge success in theaters.

So… how do we dream up tomorrow without looking like we’re just copying today?

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About Jason Cordova

Born in Orange, California, author Jason Cordova has written books ranging from the fantastical realms of fantasy to the militaristic side of science fiction. His latest should be out soon. Really. You should probably buy it. Check Amazon. Demand it at your local store. Pay for his kitten kibble.

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