I love to write Science Fiction. I’ve been doing it since I can remember. I wrote, or should I say drew, my first story when I was 10 years old. I distinctly remember watching Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and being in awe of the ships and robots – I just loved Twiki, Dr. Theopolis and Crichton! I would create these sci-fi stories in my head and then would draw them out on paper. God only knows how much loose-leaf, graph and construction paper I went through.
My teachers all thought I was lazy and a dreamer – they were half right. I actually wrote my first story when my 10th grade English teacher, Mr. Grossman, had us read Animal farm and then asked us to write a short story continuation of it. I think it was only a thousand words or so but I still remember that it really sparked writing in me.
I Have Always Loved Reading Science Fiction
When I was a kid, my favorites were stories about space travel, exploration, and colonization. Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, Rendezvous with Rama were just a few of the books I was able to get my hands on in the school library. I was also a huge fan of superhero comics, Omni and Popular Science. I yearned to explore the universe.
I was so much a dreamer that I would crawl out of my bedroom window onto the tin roof of the ole-kitchen (not an easy task and somewhat dangerous) or go out and lay on the chicken coop roof at night and look up at the stars, and desperately want to visit and explore each of them.
We Don’t Have Starships Yet
However, now as I write Science Fiction, I’ve got the chance to explore such strange new worlds that even Captain Picard and the all-powerful “Q” couldn’t possibly imagine.
Now, I’m returning to the childhood dreamer that I abandoned so long ago. To Ranger One and the Odyssey of Buck Rogers, the Palomino and Cygnus of ‘The Black Hole’ and The United Planets Cruiser C-57D from Forbidden Planet. To Arrakis and Shai-Hulud, The Jupiter II and the Robinsons, and the infinite dreams of my youth and beyond!
I have several story ideas running through my head and can’t wait to share them with you. I’ve also begun writing a sci-fi adventure of exploration and colonization called The Legacy Series. It’s not as down on the future as many novels, but gives a vision of a great hope for our future.
So Why Do I Write Science Fiction?
I write Science Fiction because want to tell people about the way things could be. Life does not have to be mundane and ordinary. God means for us to have lives full of discovery and adventure. The “Great Experiment” begun by the American founding Fathers does not have to fail a miserable death. There is something even greater waiting for us on the other side of its success. I want to create the amazing worlds I dreamt of and drew as a child. I want to see Buck Rogers and Star Wars.
I want to Create New Worlds and New Civilizations!
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