Writing fantasy is fun. Why else would so many people do it? Why would so many read it? There’s more than a monetary investment when a reader picks up a fantasy novel. They are taking on faith that the world the writer has created is going to engage them and spark their imagination. As an author, you have to think through more than loving your own world and story – it has to be easily comprehended by a reader so that they don’t get fed up and abandon the attempt to enter into your written world.
One of the joys of writing Science Fiction is how quickly tomorrow’s technology can surpass a writer’s imagination. Computers the size of your palm? Done. Glasses that help you see 3-D worlds? Done. Real Pokémon lurking in your backyard? Well, sort of. And 30 years ago, no one really expected those inventions to become reality in their lifetime.
So what does that mean for a science fiction writer? Should we all retreat to fantasy? No!
Title: An Amber in the Ashes
Author(s): Sabaa Tahir
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Young Adult book world if full of dystopian tales, which suits me just fine as I usually enjoy them immensely. It does take quite a bit to stand out from the crowd, though, and I will say that Tahir’s Ember shot leaps and bounds in front of many of the YA dystopian books I’ve read recently.
Author(s): Alexandra Moody
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Rating: 3 out of 5
Meet Elle Winters, an ordinary teen who turns out to be extraordinary. A terrified girl compelled by love to tremendous acts of boldness. A loner who lives her life for others. And the bearer of an orphaned heart that just might open to family and to her true identity.
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Title: King’s Folly
Author(s): Jill Williamson
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5
Jill Williamson’s newest epic fantasy does not disappoint! The settings are descriptive, the plot clips along at a good pace, and the numerous individual Point-of-View character voices are racially and culturally diverse, unique, and interesting.
The Five Realms are on the edge of total destruction, Continue reading