Wednesday, July 18, 2018
A Space Travel Guide for Science Fiction Writers
It's a lot of accesible real science about realistic space travel and how things work on the moon and the planets in our solar system. Mixed in with this science is a lot of great speculation about what tourism would look like in a more space-faring future.
It's already inspired ideas for a couple of short stories, and I'm going to read through a lot of the first chapter again and take notes on what space travel would really be like.
It's also simply a fun and interesting book, beautiful with its helpful illustrations and retro-chic travel posters for outer space.
Check it out from your library or get the Vacation Guide to the Solar System on Amazon. I recommend the actual paper version to appreciate the full aesthetics.
You can read (and listen to) Melinda Brasher's most recent short story sale at Pseudopod. It's a tale of a man who doesn't believe in superstition...until he has to. You can also find her fiction in Ember, Timeless Tales, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and others. If you're dreaming about traveling to Alaska, check out her guide book, Cruising Alaska on a Budget; a Cruise and Port Guide. Visit her online at http://www.melindabrasher.com
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