I recall being a young girl watching Star Trek the same time as the U.S. was embarking on a mission to Mars.
As I watched Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise engage with Klingons in The Trouble with Tribbles, I remember thinking how disappointed everyone would be if there were no aliens in space when we finally made our way out there.
I marveled at how relateable if not believable Gene Roddenberry’s concept had been.
How would we humans deal with the fact that there would be no philosophical Vulcans to learn from, or Klingons for us to over come differences with, or battles to be fought with Romulans. The most tragic absence of all…no Tribbles!!!
(I definitely had priorities of a young girl. Completely besotted by cuddly pets that purrr and reproduce at an exponential rate).
Like millions of other viewers, I had been completely sucked in to the tales of the starship Enterprise to the point of actual space exploration feeling flat and empty without them in it.
So what makes for writing great science fiction you ask?
Let’s find out in this article by Brandon Cornett.
Do you write sci-fi?
What’s your favorite sci-fi novel?
What would be an interesting sci-fi story topic to read about?