How to keep the plot believable in Science Fiction writing.

Science fiction is like myths and legends, it requires a bit of truth. This small amount of truth gives the reader that connection in his or her mind to see how that could possibly exist. Here again we are referring to that nasty time consuming word research.

My research for my books comes from scientific theory and speculation. For an example magnetic pulse. In today’s technology it is used to take out electronics and magnetism levitation allows monorails at Disney to speed along a single rail. Therefore my magnetic pulse engines on my Starships traveling at 15 times the speed of light, while in reality not possible now has enough truth to make it a possibility 200 years from now. Just enough truth and the reader can do the rest.

The plot of my series A Saga of Dogs of War- A Story of Mercenaries, Is leading the reader through the series to the conclusion of the origins of existence. Now in doing so I am using the very myths and legends that we grew up with in our ancient history classes in high school and college. All of which are in our mind and can be accepted as a possibility. That is what science fiction is possibilities not probabilities.

Map out your book and find where you can link a smidgen of truth to the plot. To me as a retired pilot a bee with it’s large body and small wings is science fiction, but it still flies.

Don’t forget to check out my Science Fiction four book series: A Saga of Dogs of War-A Story of Mercenaries. Paperback is available on Amazon at  My eBooks are available at Books2Read at . They make great gifts for only .99 cents each. what a great Christmas present for the Science Fiction reader in your family or in your circle of friends. You can’t buy a coffee for that.

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Published by M.Short

As a 19 year old CW2 helicopter combat pilot, M. Short served as an aircraft commander being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and eleven Combat Air Medals while serving the U.S. Army in the Vietnam war. His passion for Science Fiction and his experiences in combat as a pilot gave him his inspiration for the series -A Saga of Dogs of War. A Mercenaries Story. His series starts in 2235 after the Earth starts to heal from a cataclysmic event. The series follows the lives and experiences of one mercenary clan as they reclaim the Earth for their corporate sponsor, XTECH.

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