Writing Technobabble: X is for Xeno

Welcome to my guide on how to write technobabble! Every post will start with one letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and cover tips and ideas for all you writers of sci-fi. Whether you’re writing about near-future science fiction, far-flung alien worlds, or historical steampunk adventures filled with advanced technology that never was – these posts are designed to help you write convincing and unique tech for your story! 

X is for Xeno 

I mentioned the word “xeno” in my P is for Prefixes post. Xeno is originally from an ancient Greek word that means “stranger,” “alien,” or “foreign.” It’s usually used as a prefix to create compound words. For example, the word “xenolith” is used in geology and it refers to any type of rock that is different in type and composition from the surrounding igneous rock.

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Writing Technobabble: W is for Worldbuilding

Welcome to my guide on how to write technobabble! Every post will start with one letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and cover tips and ideas for all you writers of sci-fi. Whether you’re writing about near-future science fiction, far-flung alien worlds, or historical steampunk adventures filled with advanced technology that never was – these posts are designed to help you write convincing and unique tech for your story! 

W is for Worldbuilding 

Building a fictional world—especially in a fantastical genre like sci-fi—encompasses way more than just technology. If your story is set in the present world, or a real place and time in history, then research is your friend for worldbuilding.

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Writing Technobabble: V is for Vehicles

Welcome to my guide on how to write technobabble! Every post will start with one letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and cover tips and ideas for all you writers of sci-fi. Whether you’re writing about near-future science fiction, far-flung alien worlds, or historical steampunk adventures filled with advanced technology that never was – these posts are designed to help you write convincing and unique tech for your story!

V is for Vehicles 

Vehicles and transportation are another important element in most sci-fi, whether it’s faster-than-light space ships or steampunk zeppelins. 

When inventing vehicles for your sci-fi story, what matters more than a cool name or even a cool look is how they are used and why.

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Writing Technobabble: U is for Unknown

Welcome to my guide on how to write technobabble! Every post will start with one letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and cover tips and ideas for all you writers of sci-fi. Whether you’re writing about near-future science fiction, far-flung alien worlds, or historical steampunk adventures filled with advanced technology that never was – these posts are designed to help you write convincing and unique tech for your story! 

U is for Unknown 

Unknown technology? But of course! That’s the point of technobabble in sci-fi, right? 

All sci-fi is really about the unknown. Even if your story isn’t about a five-year-mission of exploration like the starship Enterprise, delving into the unknown is what gives sci-fi its power. If nothing else, your story is making something known to everyone that was previously unknown (your story and its world—which were previously unknown to all but you.)

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Writing Technobabble: T is for Technology

Welcome to my guide on how to write technobabble! Every post will start with one letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and cover tips and ideas for all you writers of sci-fi. Whether you’re writing about near-future science fiction, far-flung alien worlds, or historical steampunk adventures filled with advanced technology that never was – these posts are designed to help you write convincing and unique tech for your story! 

T is for Technology 

Technology is a cornerstone of science fiction. In this post, I’d like to get you to think about your technology, more so than giving you tips about creating or naming a gadget.

Technology is more than computers and electronics, and it’s more than the latest “cool new advanced” gadget that comes along. Technology is science, art, invention, creation, building, engineering. Technology is a way to advance society, to make a task easier or faster, to give practical application to an idea.

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Writing Technobabble: S is for Science

Welcome to my guide on how to write technobabble! Every post will start with one letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, and cover tips and ideas for all you writers of sci-fi. Whether you’re writing about near-future science fiction, far-flung alien worlds, or historical steampunk adventures filled with advanced technology that never was – these posts are designed to help you write convincing and unique tech for your story! 

S is for Science 

Science is important to sci-fi because, well, it’s science fiction. Of course the fiction part is important, too, but part of what sets the various sci-fi genres apart from their fantasy counterparts is the scientific nature of the stories.

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