I’m happy to announce that Sci-Fi Ideas has picked up my Sciency Words series as a new, regular feature on their website. I’ve been reading Sci-Fi Ideas for a few years now, and their articles are great for getting the creative juices going. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining their team.
The emphasis of science fiction is and always must be good storytelling. But as mentioned in a recent Sci-Fi Ideas podcast, science fiction writers do have some obligation to try to get the science part right.
As I do my research, trying my best to become a better Sci-Fi writer, I’m often struck by the diverse and colorful lexicon of scientific terminology I encounter. And that’s why I started writing Sciency Words: to celebrate all the strange, new words science has given us.
For now, Sci-Fi Ideas is reposting older editions of Sciency Words, and they picked some of my favorites. Today, it’s a piece I wrote on orbital vocabulary for last year’s science in video games series.