The Science Behind the Fiction
Knowledge and know-how expressed in scientific terms has always provided oodles of inspiration for my writing romps. Of course I am not the only writer to have been caught by the geek bug. The science behind the scenes is the topic of this week’s Reel Time.
Whether it’s whirling naughty children down chocolate-milk vacuums, crashing once frozen artic wastelands over tall-tale heroes, whizzing time travellers from one multi-dimensional task to another, utilizing patterns and counter patterns to plot subterfuges and counter subterfuges or reflect your body image from concave to convex at light speed, no, let’s make that warp speed, why hold back, after all a writer can go where a scientist’s control variables won’t let them.
‘To be or not to be’ is more than a question. It is a challenge. To discover what is yet to be, what is being and what has been, is a lifetime quest for all. ‘Scientist’ may be their official title, but these professional questers are more than that. Scientists explore the possibilities. They write enthusiastically about their findings, their ponderings. Entertain and awe-inspire us minions with their hard-won knowledge. They are teachers. They are oracles. In the past, they were the magi. Have you watched any Bill Nye lately?
Or what about reading some ‘elementary’ science articles? Guaranteed to inspire and engage even the most sophisticated grownups. Science will have you laughing and sounding smarter in no time.
Scientific theories abound at Brisbane’s fun packed Science Centre where this episode takes place. Plate tectonics, statistical mechanics, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Quantum Theory Evolution, Heliocentrism – wow – years, decades even, of concentrated mind power, all there for the taking.
Jasmine Neutron Star is the first book of the Star Ways Chronicles. It is a novel most suitable for young adult and teenager readers of speculative, fantasy / science fiction, urban fantasy. It is a humorous account of Jasmine’s first adventure into the world of light – Quanta. She is a spirem – a new kind of superhero – and perfect for the sphere of Terra.