Guest Post: C.S. Boyack – The Importance of Research in Speculative Fiction

I’m over at Helen’s place to talk about research in speculative fiction. Come join in the conversation.

Journey To Ambeth

Today Craig Boyack, author of C.S Boyack’s Experimental Notebook and his newest release, The Playground, is visiting Journey to Ambeth with a fantastic post about research. As he says, writing speculative fiction means that you can do pretty much whatever you choose within a story – however, for it to be effective, there has to be some basis in reality. That’s where research comes into play.

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The Playground - available to pre-order now The Playground – available to pre-order now

People don’t often realize how much research goes into speculative fiction. Obviously we’re making some pretty fantastic stuff up, but there are points where it has to be grounded in reality, and/or history. This is where research is required.

The heroine in The Playground is Dr. Gina Greybill. She’s an oncologist who survived her own bout with cancer. There are a few futuristic items in play here, but her life gets turned on its head…

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8 responses to “Guest Post: C.S. Boyack – The Importance of Research in Speculative Fiction

  1. A good post (oooh, look t the new wallpwaper :))
    I left a comment over there, but this reminds me that I need to start researching book 3 of my series. There’s always something on the to-do list, isn’t there? I’ve been enjoying your tour and all the varied posts.

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  2. I missed three posts? Oh, geesh, I’m so sorry. The last few days it feels like I’m spinning my wheels but not going very far. I know why, but still…I hate not being as productive as usual.

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