For the love of SPACE OPERA

Space opera is my favorite science-fiction subgenre. Heck, it's my favorite genre altogether. It's got everything in it that I could possibly want, from technological innovations (just like hard sci-fi but without all the science-talk), to action and romance, incredible stakes and mesmerizing worlds. And very often really cool aliens. But T.D. Wilson says it best: …

The RESEARCH factor

How could I go through a whole range of science-fiction topics without mentioning research? It's the main source of nourishment and inspiration, and it can sometimes be just as fun as writing the story. Okay, admitted, it's also extremely easy to get lost in research, get entangled in wild speculations and come up with 10 …

MEGASTRUCTURES

As we evolve and become more technological, our need for habitable space and energy continuously increases. Enter -- megastructures. Megastructures are artificial habitats of gigantic proportions, built to expand our territory without us having to fly out and colonize alien worlds. They range from modest sub-lunar sizes, to galaxy-encompassing constructions. Bernal Spheres A quite ingenious construction, …