Top Ten Sci-Fi Tropes I Love

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Top Ten Sci-Fi Tropes I Love

Here’s my list of science-fiction tropes I’ll never get tired of reading (in no particular order):

  • Space travel (who doesn’t love traversing through the stars?)
  • High-technology (aside from lasers, the tech that seems realistic, yet magical)
  • Light speed travel (hyperspace, warp space, etc.)
  • Humankind as one race (‘cause that’s who we are!)
  • Royalty (also love it Fantasy!)
  • Sentient creatures (like plants! Not a fan of reptilians or bug-like aliens)
  • Lasers (sci-fi weapons are EPIC)
  • “Realistic” aliens (the plausibility of them being out there)
  • The Twilight Zone-esque stories (when the line between science and morality is blurred—and that plot twist!)
  • Cyborgs (humans with mech parts make great characters! The Lunar Chronicles’ Cinder as an example)

And there you have it! The type of sci-fi I enjoy reading. Be sure to expect these in my future sci-fi/fantasy books. Which ones are your favorites? Or do you have your own tropes you enjoy or want to see more of in sci-fi?

P.S. If you’re not a fan of sci-fi because you can’t deal with the “hard” science or don’t want to “think too much,” I suggest you read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Perfect for beginner sci-fi readers without being bogged down by “hard science” and maybe you’ll find that there are sci-fi books out there that you do like!

Side note: My debut novel, A Thousand Silver Crescents, is a sci-fi/fantasy novel similar to The Lunar Chronicles inspired by Arabian Nights and Beauty and the Beast.

What are your favorite sci-fi tropes?

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