so, ever since I started writing about a year ago, I've only written fantasy, which is also the only genre I read. a few days ago I have for the first time gotten an idea for a sci-fi story, but I'm not sure what to do or where to start. I don't even read sci-fi, how do I write it? is it the same? do I need to read some?
Hi, love! Thanks for your question :)
In short, whenever you enter a new genre – especially one you don’t read – it’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with published books of that genre. For science fiction, I’d advise you to pick a few of the most influential works: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is regarded as the first work of science fiction. Some other stand-outs include The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Neuromancer by William Gibson, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
I’m not much of a sci-fi reader myself, so if any of my followers have lesser-known or more modern suggestions, be sure to drop them in!
– Mod Joanna ♥️