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Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:26 pm
by Alienscifi
When I write science fiction stories, I want a believable hybrid mixture of what I like. When George Lucas read Hero with a Thousand Faces, he created a SF movie series that did its job and expand the imagination of numerous movie viewers. Believe it or not, I nearly had a chance to talk with George Lucas about my ideas. But no such luck. What I want to do is to masterfully blend the studies I do and what I like. Here's a list of things.

1. Combine Sub-Genres, Space Opera, Hard SF, Soft SF, Speculative SF and so on.
2. Take what I learn from Reported E.T.s and Conspiracy Theories, add real science to create a setting that makes Alien Abduction and Intelligent Martians more believable for the reading audience.
3. Put SF, normally good for Mass Market Books, into Graphic Novels to create SF graphic novels that both Hard SF fans and comic book fans will like.
4. Put all aliens in same setting: Reported Aliens, Speculative Biology and so on. Take Reported Aliens and use real science to make them believable, such as explaining that the Greys who abduct people are actually alien cyborg drones working with and for other aliens.

There's more coming.

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:01 pm
by pls
Your SF ideas have merit. However, until you can meld them into a story, they have little chance of being published.

Keep in mind that in any form of story-telling, a main character will be subjected to a problem, or multiple problems, which s/he will be forced to solve. In SF, usually this problem must be solved in order for the MC to survive. At the end of the story, the MC will realize a truth about life in an "a-HA" moment. This point is called the "climax", and without it a story is not a story but merely a string of incidents.

Finally, keep in mind that character is revealed through conflict (man against man, man against nature, man against an idea, etc.), but personality is revealed through dialogue. Without conflict, there's no story. Without dialogue, there's no interest, and your "story" is probably just a summary of a story, not the story itself.

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:30 pm
by Alienscifi
Can I tell you what I will have in my stories or about the characters?

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:54 pm
by mammamaia
not here... this section is for discussing a specific wd contest... please pay better attention to the explanation of each section, before starting a thread...

Moderator's note: this topic was moved from the inappropriate forum to this one for further discussion -pls.

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 pm
by Alienscifi

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:48 pm
by pls

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:18 pm
by James A. Ritchie

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:42 pm
by Lilly Starshine
So you almost got a chance to talk with George Lucus. That is just awesome. We should totally hang out. Believe it or not, George Lucus is comeing over this weekend for a party. It is just going to be a small gathering, just George and the Queen and the entire cast of "The Big Bang Theory." We are meeting up at my little beach house in Arizona. Everyone just loves the ocean view....

I'm just messin' with ya. I am feeling a bit ornrey tonight so smile and think about the type of conversation that would accure at that type of party. In retrospect, it might have been funnier if I had replaced "The Big Bang Theory" with the cast from Star Trek,TNG. As a sci-fi buff you should apprieciat this senerio.

(sorry about the typos, cant find the spellchecker.)

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:47 pm
by mammamaia

Re: Hybrid of what I like

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:06 pm
by Lilly Starshine
My brain....Well,...er...I will let you know when I find it. It's kinda' a funny story...It all started when I was born....(sigh)