For the longest time, I denied really enjoying sci-fi, because there’s plenty of tropes and things in the genre that don’t interest me. As it turns out, however, I actually have a strong love for it, but not anything involving spaceships. I’m not a huge fan of the setting of a spaceship, it really isn’t my thing. Alien planets are okay, I suppose, but I also wasn’t the hugest fan of those either.
Until recently, I suppose, upon learning about “All Tomorrows” and really enjoying that aspect of sci-fi. I also like the Zerg from Starcraft. I enjoy biology, which is no surprise given I have a degree in the subject! This is how I realized I actually do enjoy sci-fi quite a bit. It’s about the setting, for me, and how the world is built. If something explores the biology of monster-like creatures, then I am all for it.
Which brings me to my surprising revelation: I write more sci-fi than I originally thought. Or rather, ‘science fantasy’, as I fill in many gaps with ‘magic’ in the worlds I’ve built. I tend to dive deep into the biology of my creatures, for example my living vampires. I like to imagine how they would fit in our world biologically along with any discovered magic that happens to be revealed.
I haven’t dived into aliens or similar yet, but I’ve finally found literature that I enjoy when it comes to aliens. I’m not a Star Trek or Star Wars fan (sorry!) and could never really get into that sort of thing. Again, not entirely sure why I really don’t like spaceships, but it just… does not click with me. I love seeing odd creatures in their environments, be it natural or urban, but not in any sort of vehicle.
All in all, I am far more of a sci-fi writer than I thought right alongside fantasy. To me, both genre come hand-in-hand, and I’m super happy about that!
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