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Blog link: arz5a.tumblr.com/post/11975880…
Arz website: www.arz5a.com/index.html

One of the underlying ideas I had when I started Arz was the idea of any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. In principle this shifted my mind set more into the realm of science fantasy, though in practice I do try to use science as a guide when I envisage tech. All of that said, I much prefer the technology to be subservient to the story rather than the other way round.

So, how do I express this idea within the universe I have created, and why the devil do I want to be tagged as a science fantasy author? I’ll start by answering the latter question. I love science fiction, have done since I was knee high to an ewok. One of the biggest foibles of all science fiction settings has been the ability to weave real universe science with a healthy dose of imagination, everything from The Earth to the Moon to Mass Effect does this. Many fans like to dissect the science within the series, and there are plenty of ‘mistake’ blogs and books that phooey the science and technology writ large. For me as a writer/creator this poses a cognitive problem, as while I love the idea of abiding by scientific principles, I also want to give an awesome experience for the consumer of my work. Which is why I have sidled on over to the science fiction camp, tapped it on the shoulder, and said boo. Science fantasy tends to be along the lines of Star Wars, Warhammer 40,000, and Dune, where the story plays fast and loose with real world science. I want to write, and draw you into the story, without having to story every other paragraph to explain why a particular piece of tech works the way it does, hence the cosying up to the science fantasy tag.

So, in answer to the first question, how does all of this feed into the expression of science and technology in the Arz universe? For starters because the setting is so far in the future (though an undefined time) it allows me the freedom to extrapolate ideas like wormholes, quantum entanglement, and parallel universes, mash them up, and then work them into an everyday sort of tech that makes the Arz universe tick and pulse. Yes there are hard and fast rules, such as no real space FTL, no ship-to-ground transporters, and Sir Issac Newton is the deadliest sonabitch in space combat (spot the reference); but this also gives me a strong framework on which to hang the more speculative technology I can imagine. Time travel into the past, no sweat, though there are hard rules defining what is possible. Unlimited fuel from a star via a wormhole umbilical, sure; I used this as a way of avoiding seriously huge amounts of the fuel needed for interstellar travel. Wormhole gates connecting one system to another, tick. The list goes on. The main thing is that they solve issues within the universe that allow for consistency and drama without having to tie myself in knots.

Ultimately I love to envisage a universe where technology has evolved to fill the needs of the people, with all its quirks and dead ends. This passion, I hope, comes across in my writing, and that you as a reader and consumer enjoy the universe without being forced to stop in your tracks and scratch you heads at inconsistencies in the tech.

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Blog link: arz5a.tumblr.com/post/11975880…
Arz website: www.arz5a.com/index.html

One of the underlying ideas I had when I started Arz was the idea of any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. In principle this shifted my mind set more into the realm of science fantasy, though in practice I do try to use science as a guide when I envisage tech. All of that said, I much prefer the technology to be subservient to the story rather than the other way round.

So, how do I express this idea within the universe I have created, and why the devil do I want to be tagged as a science fantasy author? I’ll start by answering the latter question. I love science fiction, have done since I was knee high to an ewok. One of the biggest foibles of all science fiction settings has been the ability to weave real universe science with a healthy dose of imagination, everything from The Earth to the Moon to Mass Effect does this. Many fans like to dissect the science within the series, and there are plenty of ‘mistake’ blogs and books that phooey the science and technology writ large. For me as a writer/creator this poses a cognitive problem, as while I love the idea of abiding by scientific principles, I also want to give an awesome experience for the consumer of my work. Which is why I have sidled on over to the science fiction camp, tapped it on the shoulder, and said boo. Science fantasy tends to be along the lines of Star Wars, Warhammer 40,000, and Dune, where the story plays fast and loose with real world science. I want to write, and draw you into the story, without having to story every other paragraph to explain why a particular piece of tech works the way it does, hence the cosying up to the science fantasy tag.

So, in answer to the first question, how does all of this feed into the expression of science and technology in the Arz universe? For starters because the setting is so far in the future (though an undefined time) it allows me the freedom to extrapolate ideas like wormholes, quantum entanglement, and parallel universes, mash them up, and then work them into an everyday sort of tech that makes the Arz universe tick and pulse. Yes there are hard and fast rules, such as no real space FTL, no ship-to-ground transporters, and Sir Issac Newton is the deadliest sonabitch in space combat (spot the reference); but this also gives me a strong framework on which to hang the more speculative technology I can imagine. Time travel into the past, no sweat, though there are hard rules defining what is possible. Unlimited fuel from a star via a wormhole umbilical, sure; I used this as a way of avoiding seriously huge amounts of the fuel needed for interstellar travel. Wormhole gates connecting one system to another, tick. The list goes on. The main thing is that they solve issues within the universe that allow for consistency and drama without having to tie myself in knots.

Ultimately I love to envisage a universe where technology has evolved to fill the needs of the people, with all its quirks and dead ends. This passion, I hope, comes across in my writing, and that you as a reader and consumer enjoy the universe without being forced to stop in your tracks and scratch you heads at inconsistencies in the tech.

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