Pravic

A New Grammar for Science Fiction

Science Fiction is no longer a novelty.

We do not want to read Science Fiction because it is set in the future. Science Fiction must offer some deeper, truer view of ourselves and our place in the cosmos.

 

Speculative Career Planning for Writers, Part 1

Projects in Future-Historical Relevance for Contemporary Writers:

1) Emulate various ancient techniques for tablet- and scroll-making, focusing on those which demonstrate a high degree of resilience. Bury in desert, cave, or other native environment. 

2) Consider translations, particularly Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Bantu languages, and ancient Greek or Latin. Modern American English may not be the easiest thing to grasp, depending on circumstances. 

3) Find ways to sneak paper manuscripts into books at highly-secure locations, such as the Library of Congress, the Vatican, or the Bodleian. 

4) Consider a return to the use of pseudoepigraphic writing. Causing confusion for future readers is a way of imploring interest. Mitigate against fallout in the present, as this will likely be seen simply as forgery.