3 out of 5
Heinlein wrote and thought out a credible tale of alien invasion, but it seems to be more a means of liberating 1950s society of norms he found constrictive. Then again that can be said for most alien invasion and disaster stories that are popular nowadays. Humans rise to the challenge in Heinlein’s tale while today’s authors would write of a complete societal collapse. Some may prefer Heinlein’s resolution but the modern reader seems to like things gritty and grimdark. At the very least they will enjoy the fact that Heinlein’s grasp of science, biology and technology is better though out than most modern sci-fi offerings.
These are the type of fantasy writing prompts you’ll see in my upcoming fantasy writing prompt releases in 2018.
What if a Byzantine noble commissioned the construction of this as a means of art therapy to destress from Byzantine politics?
Meet Angel Child from The Shifty Captive
Name: Angel Girl
There was that little girl at different stages of growth starting from infancy to what must be her current age. Some older cards of her were set aside and stored in a box with a scrapbook with clippings of her hair.
Meet Tobias the Raven from Th e Shifty Captive.
Name: Tobias the Raven
Current Residence: 101 Luxe Lane
Quote: “You will soon be carrion. Fat, juicy carrion!”
3 out of 5
Imagine you are on a cruise in a top-of-the line submarine with cutting edge technology. You are introduced to a world of wonders and scientific marvels, but your cruise keeps going on and on to the point it’s no longer fun anymore and you’re starting to doubt the sanity of your captain. This isn’t a critique of Jules Vernes writing, but a description of the plot. Some may not want this cruise to ever end, but others may prefer to move on. Yet you’ve got to give Jules Verne’s kudos for inventing the concept of submarines in the first place and the other technology inside it. I can’t help envying his scope and vision.