Science Fiction Plot Prompts for the Week ending September 28, 2017

I found some worldbuilding prompts that may be enough to spark stories in and of themselves or at least be a springboard for scifi stories.

here’s some ideas for worldbuidling


The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

4 stars

You’ve got to give H.G. Wells for inventing science fiction. There was more tolerance
for infodumps in his age because of greater attention spans and the fact that Wells had
to educate his audience on the scientific concepts that underlied his fiction.
The Time Traveller becomes the Eloi’s champion against the Morlocks both of which
are products of human devolution. Lovecraft would’ve had the Time Traveller horrified
by this glimpse future and scarred by it. I like the fact the Time Traveller is an
intrepid soul. He comes back to tell is story as a warning and then goes back to
travelling when his story isn’t believed and supposedly tries to proactively create a more hopeful possibility for mankind.

Review: The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

3 out of 5 stars

I can see why H.P. Lovecraft is a master of cosmic horror. I’d admire his creativity if he didn’t have to pay for it with night terrors according to his biography. Though a modern writer would have to describe the horrors his characters face in this modern day and age and the trope of them becoming too incoherent to describe what it is happening wouldn’t work if the story was published nowadays.