So, I'm thinking of creating a cyberpunk story, but my knowledge of cyberpunk is severely lacking. I have some basics figured out for conflicts of the world I want to create - which are the basics of cyberpunk in general - as well as some positives about the world. I even have character types I plan to explore. What I need is some suggestions for material to read that's in the genre in order to make me more familiar with it. Anyone got any suggestions?
Hello, I'm new on Inkitt and have published my first book: To Dream. Here's the teaser:
Painting small strokes on the canvas cut like a knife. A knife covered with my own blood and filled with my own guilt. I couldn't believe what I was doing was wrong. I loved dreaming.
To Dream-by Catherine Kopf
If you want to check it out, I've left the link below. It's a cross between both Fantasy and Sci-Fi!
Thanks for reading and feel free to review!
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So I have my basic story idea and two main characters plus some other minor ones. I've worked out a lot of what their world is like, I've plotted a future history from now to the point where the story takes place. I've worked through a lot of the societal implications of the new technology I need and tried to list, for myself, the obvious spin off technologies that would arise from the major new technologies. I've started on some maps of the various worlds and important ... See More cities. I have deliberately not yet started writing the main story as I want the world to be a consistent place where, once I get started on writing the story, it should flow from the world in which the action happens.
My basic characters are outsiders with a few (fully explained) oddities that give them some advantages, but also a few problems. I'm aiming at the YA audience and planning that the main characters will be attracted to each other although not a couple, or at least not for some time. Maybe a few books in if I get that far.
Very much Sci-Fi rather than fantasy, but I won't be ramming technology down people's throats, There may be a child character knocking about who can occasionally ask the important questions that need to be brought up and answered, but I won't overdo that.
This is the first time I've attempted this, do any of you have any suggestions? Is the way I'm going about it a valid one? It seems viable to me, but what do you think?
Hello scifi fans. New to Inkitt. Just posted my scifi/mystery novel MURDER BEYOND THE MILKY WAY. Would love to hear anyone ideas on how to attract readers.
Hello, all. Today I've just joined Inkitt and immersed myself if this community of readers and writers. Doing so, I also uploaded the first part of my book I've worked on for quite some time, called Heaven and Hell. It's a romance, sci-fantasy novel that fits into the YA genre nicely. I don't want to say more before I spoil or give away anything else. Oh, and I've also submitted it to the fantasy contest just to test the waters and see where everything goes. Constructive criticism, feedback, etc
is greatly appreciated as this is the first time my manuscript has been brought public.
Introducing myself, I'm a high school junior that loves both the sciences and literature (although of course language arts is my highest subject). Reading and writing are no stranger to me as in fact they are my constant companions through life. I'm from California and love travelling; I'd love to study abroad and meet new people and places to not only affect my writing but also my perspectives.
Nevertheless, I'm hopeful that Inkitt is the trunk of where I can branch out to read other's stories and vice versa. Whilst making lots of friends :)
Hello hello! I used to do science fiction a while back, and still am a fan of reading it. Look forward to reading some. And maybe writing some again.
Hi everyone, I'm new to the sci=fi genre and have my first sci-fi novel still with my beta readers. I'll be presenting a sample from it soon. Just posted Chapter 1 of my NaNoWriMo murder mystery, 'Trashed!'
FTL. What an important subject for so many sci-fi's. Not all of them, like in "I, Robot." But many sci-fi novels feature some form of faster-than-light travel, and its workings are critical to the novel, even if only subtly so.
Is FTL a warp drive, where it warps space to make a ship "feel" like it's going considerably slower than lightspeed? Is it a hyperdrive, where it takes you into this brilliant slipstream? Is it a quantum leap where you open a "door" or "portal," go through it, ... See More and come out somewhere else?
How long would it take to reach another planet? Another star? Another sector of the galaxy? The other end of the universe?
What's involved in the processing power to navigate from A to B? What are the risks? Are there utilitarian ways to use it, such as jumping past an attacking fleet?
Is FTL commonplace, like in Star Wars? Does it vary, like in Star Trek? Are there multiple types of FTL out there with their own strengths and weaknesses?
I'd love to hear what others have come up with in their own writing. :)
I was researching the various sub-genres of Science Fiction, here's a shortlist:
I find it interesting that 'Dystopian' doesn't count as one, according to this list anyway.
I write in the Military, Dystopian, Soft and Space-Opera areas. How about all of you? What has drawn you into your specific sub-genre?
Only descendants of gods and angels can breathe the air we breathe, and walk the road we tread. Are you such a god?
Strap in, blast off, and discuss all things Sci Fi. Talk steampunk, space travel, time travel, and all else in between.