A couple of links for you.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The best definition I have heard for Science Fiction is that it is the genre of "What If?" Almost any science fiction that you read has a "what if" behind it, or even many "what if's". Everything, from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, to the strip that Howard Tayler penned for today's Schlock Mercenary update has a "what if" behind it. Examples of this "what if" include Ringworld by Larry Niven, the Honor Harrington series by David Weber, the Admiral Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and the list goes on. I have read, or seen all of these, except for Doctor Who. I enjoy them and that's one of the reasons I took this class. I enjoy reading about "what if's." Heck, I enjoy coming up with them and writing them myself. Maybe one day you'll see one of mine in a book somewhere. If I can learn not to ramble so much.