Sunday, July 29, 2007

On World Building

One of the aspects I most enjoy about writing is creating believable yet strange worlds for my MCs to roam. When creating a culture, I like to throw in contradictions or idiosyncracies that add interest to the setting, just as it does with characters. Having the ability to manipulate a universe is one of the joys of writing Fantasy or Sci-Fi.

Creating many layers for a fictional culture is what helps bring it to life. History, religions, traditions and laws can shape a civilization just as effectively as the climate or terrain of the world. Laws and traditions can be a powerful influence, even when the meaning or reason behind them has been lost.

On Draxis, it's the universal religion of the planet that dictates all weapons must be primitive (in stark contrast to their advanced aerospace technologies, genetics and other sciences). Their traditions often clash with their scientific knowledge. Not unlike Earth, in that regard. ;)

Monday, July 23, 2007

T-Minus Eight Days and Counting...

I've set the date for the relaunch of this blog as August 1, 2007.

I hope to have a lot of new articles and information to post in the month of August and beyond.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Expect More Soon

As I finish work on my Sci-Fi Romance that's the focus on my other blog, Spacefreighters Lounge, I'll be posting a lot more on Draxian Trilogy, my much-neglected 'older sister' blog. :/

Expect edited excerpts from the story, articles, links, graphics, polls and other fun stuff. I may even throw in a contest or two down the road....er, star lane.

Don't want to give too much away about the plot, but Draxis (working title) is a Slipstream that blends Science Fiction Romance with Futuristic Fantasy, and has a premise based in ancient myth and legend.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Review: GAMES OF COMMAND

Check out my Spacefreighters blog for a review of the science fiction romance GAMES OF COMMAND by Linnea Sinclair.

http://spacefreighters.blogspot.com/

Draxis World Building