If you are writing a story that requires its own world—maybe a science fiction world in a strange galaxy far, far away or a fantasy world from another era—this is the book for you!
The Planet Construction Kit may sound like it’s all about astronomy and planets and moons, but although the book also addresses these aspects of worldbuilding, it takes up so much more. Continue reading ”The Planet Construction Kit” by Mark Rosenfelder
“Writing Fiction for Dummies” is written by Randy Ingermanson, a writer who has published six novels and received a number of prizes. In addition, he is a physicist.
It can be easy to be scared away because this is a “for Dummies” book. Maybe I’m a “Dummy,” but I like this book!
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Richard Dawkins discusses in his book “The Selfish Gene” if we are using our genes to propagate ourselves, or if maybe our genes are using us to propagate themselves.
According to Dawkins life may very well have begun a long time ago, in the primordial soup, when simple clumps of amino-acids became self-replicating. This self-replication started a kind of war between competing replicators and who was on top (or in the majority) in the soup probably changed many times until one kind of replicators using a protective layer of matter came out the winner (one cell organisms).
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