Context changes guest blog on SFR Brigade! :)

Hi Everyone! I did a guest blog on the Science Fiction Romance Brigade about Context Changes and how they contribute to science fiction writing. But even if you’re a reader, knowing about context changes can be a great tool in your arsenal. It helps you understand science fiction worldbuilding architecture and the types of context changes you like can explain why you love some books a lot more than others.

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VALDJAN: Cyborg Warriors Book 4

A cyborg champion. A crystal guardian who’s out of time. Three ancient elven tests, and only one outcome can save them all.

Valdjan is facing the biggest challenge of his life. He’s been selected as the champion who must face the Elven tests, to gain the power of the Crystal Cave before it’s too late. Read more…

SIMBAN: Cyborg Warriors Book 3

A broken cyborg. A dying elf. Can they save each other before it's too late?

As the first cyborg ever created, the Ardak's experiments left Simban broken and without hope. Barely able to control his body or his speech, he sets off into the wilderness to avoid the first post-invasion winter solstice celebration. But when he finds a dying elf, he realizes that he might have found a kindred spirit, and her time is running out. Read more…

ROIHAN: Cyborg Warriors Book 2

The most valuable weapon the enemy ever made. . . and the cyborg who loves her. Together, their love can save their world.

Roihan wakes from his chip’s control to find himself in the middle of a battle. Filled with rage and grief, Roihan only has one goal: to find his wife. And the last time he saw her was during the Ardak invasion a year ago. Read more…

TORDAN: Cyborg Warriors Book 1

A cyborg with no past. An elf with no magic. Together, their love can save their world.

Tordan woke from his chip to find out he’s a Cyborg. Filled with rage and confusion, he has no memories of his past or who he is, and no idea what freed him. But he feels a powerful, unexplainable connection to the elven prisoner in the last cell. Read more…

The Attraction of Dystopia

So many times in science fiction, we write about dystopian worlds… and as readers, we are also attracted to them.

Have you ever asked yourself: What is the attraction of dystopia?

It’s an important question to ask, because I think dystopia hold different attraction for different types of people. For myself, I enjoy writing about dystopia because it gives my characters a chance to grow. It gives them opportunities to discover their values, face their fears, and transform into heroes and heroines that are greater than they every could have imagined. Read more…

Guardians of the Galaxy II and Alien Invasion – Why we need sadness in fiction

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

In this day and age, putting out a blockbuster like that takes guts. Most people are looking for escapism in their entertainment, and ‘sad’ movies don’t particularly do well for repeat viewings.

But life is not always happy, is it? Read more…