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2004-Aug-06, 07:31 PM
;) Hi All,
I am at the moment studying a course with John Moores University here in the United Kingdom called The Science Of Scince Fiction. Now for my last assignment I have to write a short science fiction storyof 1500 words. Now I have a few ideas of my own but would like more! I don't want anybody to write a story! but would like to hear any ideas for themes (hopefully someone will conjure up some better than mine).
Algenon the mouse
2004-Aug-06, 09:11 PM
Some of the things I would look at is:
What type of star would the people be from?(red?blue?)
What would they breathe?
2004-Aug-07, 11:02 AM
Thanks Alganon, I have noted these down.
2004-Aug-07, 12:00 PM
Time travel paradox, such as returning early enough in time to watch yourself leave.
2004-Aug-07, 01:07 PM
alternate realitiies...(i am writing one of these - awesome fun)
2004-Aug-07, 02:45 PM
From the point of view of the future, what events transpired that allowed humankind to give up coal, oil and nuclear and end pollution? :P
2004-Aug-07, 04:14 PM
Here's a thought...maybe something with humour :D. Just my (not so) humble opinion, but I tend to think we need more stuff like the late Douglas Adam's "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy", or even "Men In Black". Serious Sci-Fi is great and all, but a good, original, snicker is usually very welcome too. Perhaps something along the lines of a man finds himself evolving to a higher state, only to find that the state of future human evolution is simply that of an egg plant. What does he do with this dilema? How does he go about changing the past future to keep it from happening again? Does he spontainiously begin absorbing himself in mind numbing reruns of Jerry Springer as a way of religion? Adding a strong element of humour (particularly if it's off beat) can add endless possibilities to a Sci-Fi plot...such as the meaning of life, the universe and everything being 42!
Bright Blessings & Gentle Breezes,
Don't Panic and make sure you know where your towel is!
2004-Aug-08, 12:05 PM
I,ve taken these ideas on board and maybe I'll post the story when I've completed it!
2004-Aug-14, 02:47 PM
Good luck, 248. My advice, though: make it a bit philosophical; do you want to sound like Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke?
2004-Aug-14, 03:54 PM
I concur with StarLab, a touch of philosophy, particularly if it touches on an established philosophy can add a touch of humanism to the story.
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