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Back on the Old Horse

On 05/18/2017 at 04:16 PM by Matt Snee

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Well, it's been a struggle to get back into it but I worked on my game for a bit today and accomplished another milestone. I think I'm abut 3/4 done, if not a little more. Still a lot of work to do, but if I keep at it I think I can be done in less than a week. IT's hard to have the fervor I once did for it, but I really want to finish it and get it out there.  

I got a poem book back from my editor and it needs a hell of a lot of work. I wasn't happy with it before, and now I'm going to totally revamp it. It's called "Love in the Time of Dystopia".  Initially, it takes place in the future, but I'm changing that so it takes place now, but kind of framing now as a dystopia. Does that make sense?  I'm kind of trying to look at today's reality through a sci-fi lense in the idea that we live in a sci-fi world. 

I've been reading some books about science fiction (nonfiction theory, criticism, etc.) to kind of re-understand what sci-fi is, and one book I'm reading is called "The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction". What this is about is seven traits that are often in science fiction that kind of set it apart from normal fiction.  The first one I'm reading about is the use of language, and made-up words. Like, "hyperdrive" or "lightsaber" etc. 

I've been thinking about that and our own sci-fi words like "google" and "blog" etc. It's funny how words become real. 

Anyway, I'm trying my best to be productive. 



Super Step

05/18/2017 at 07:09 PM

As a Mass Comm guy, I just notice that sci-fi words often come from or become brand names ...

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/19/2017 at 07:17 PM

sometimes they do. 


05/18/2017 at 11:17 PM

The book Cloud Atlas is super interesting in terms of language. The book goes from past to present to future and each one has a very different set of vocabulary and even grammar. I can't imagine the skill a book like that takes. It's amazing. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/19/2017 at 07:17 PM

that sounds really interesting. I've been wanting to check that book out.  


05/19/2017 at 10:38 PM

I found it's message a bit cynical but it's a great read. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/19/2017 at 11:12 PM

cynicism turns me off too.  


05/30/2017 at 12:02 PM

Good to read that you're back to working on the things you love. It's funny how "Google It" became a phrase. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/30/2017 at 01:01 PM

google is totally a verb!

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