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The Best Sci-Fi Books, Movies, TV Shows and Online Games
Are you interested in learning some more about sci fi writers, books and graphic novels and series in general? If so, welcome to Simply Shawn N Jenn. Here, we go over everything even remotely related to books and sci fi writers, as I am one myself.
Being sci fi writers in today’s era is simply hard, so even if you are trying to be one, you’ll find this personal blog pretty handy, as we’ll go over the most popular books, sci fi writers, tips and tricks on how to be better and ultimately, the path to writing a good book and finding the best sci fi writers and books for you. So, if any of these are your interests, stay tuned.
Accomplished Sci-Fi Writer
Becoming one of the best sci fi writers in the world is a demanding task, as it requires reading a lot, working even more and never giving up, and that is exactly what you should do. Becoming an accomplished sci fi writer like me the owner of Shawn N Jenn personal blog is not an easy job, as most of the times you’ll spend building strategies, thinking of what you are going to write, deleting and deleting what you’ve written and reading a lot of books. This is why, accomplished sci fi writers have a long history of failed attempts before actually making it.
The same goes for me, I’ve had a lot of attempts that failed miserably before I wrote my first sci-fi piece, and even then, I was skeptical of whether it would be good. Luckily, I got some really good and constructive criticism before publishing, so I managed to perfect my pieces.
My Top Selection of Favorite Books
There are many popular sci-fi books that broke world records with sales and fans, but with so many of them, finding the best ones for you might be hard. Throughout the years, I’ve read hundreds if not thousands of books, and I’ve managed to make a list of my 5 top rated books that anyone even remotely interested in sci-fi must read:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
If you love epic fantastical characters and creatures like I do, you’ll love Lord of the Rings – it is a must read. Featuring Frodo the hobbit and his loyal companions on the amazing journey of destroying the ring of power and restoring peace to middle earth, it is a great movie. In fact, J.R.R. Tolkien though of the whole concept of the fantasy/sci-fi trilogy when he was in war lines, so it makes the books even more amazing.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I love reading about the universe, and stories about original aliens, which is why I truly loved Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It talks about the adventures of Arthur Dent throughout the galaxy after he is the sole survivor from the Earth. There are interesting characters throughout the book too – like the depressed android – Marvin and the President of the Galaxy – Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Because I love sci-fi about the galaxy, I truly loved the Ender’s Game – it features space wars, strategy evolving around them and many interesting plots throughout the book. It talks about great alien technology, and an interplanetary war, which surely kept me sitting at the edge of my seat.
Dune by Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert outdid himself with this deep political and interstellar book. The plot is in the future and as such, it talks about future tech, complex politics, ecology and even religion!
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
To be honest, I first watched the series and only after did I choose to read the books, but the books are a treasure in my opinion – talking about the famous families like the Greyjoys, the Starks, the Lannisters with scheme and intrigue, I simply enjoyed the books too.
The Ultimate Science Fiction Movies
There are many science fiction movies and they are popular amongst people of all kinds, even those who don’t regularly like reading. In fact, these movies are so popular they were breakthrough hits, and even TV shows and games were based on them. Specifically, one of the most popular entertainment industries- the legal online casino industry is inspired by them. This is why, legal online casinos invest a lot of money to develop some of the best themed sci-fi slots games. You can find such sci-fi slots games at online casino websites, and with them, you can enjoy exploring the virtual universe while winning real money. You can also use casino bonuses to try the slots games for free – like the no deposit casino bonus. This casino bonus allows you to play the games for free, while winning real money prizes.
So, if you want to see some of these amazing movies, here is a top 5 list you should start with:
- Star Wars
- Blade Runner
- Ex Machina
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
Differences Between Writing Novels and Screenplays
There are several differences that you need to know of if you are considering writing screenplays and novels, and especially graphic novels.
First, the length. While screenplays can be 100-150 pages long, novels can be several hundreds of pages long.
Second, in novels, you can tell the story by simply telling the story. In screenplays however, you tell the story through a dialogue.
Last but not least, the detail in screenplays is put to a minimum, whereas in novels, you describe every single detail in the settings.