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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Writing Technobabble: R is for Research

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! 

R is for Research 

This goes along with my post about “H is for History.” Even if you’re not writing steampunk, alternate history, or some other retro-futuristic story, research is important.

You need to know the facts before you can create the fiction. Basing your tech on something real (or even other sci-fi high-tech concepts) helps to ground the reader in something believable and familiar, so that your fictional developments can then have a greater impact. 

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Writing Technobabble: Q is for Quirky, Quintessential, Quantum Questions

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! 

Q is for Quirky, Quintessential, Quantum Questions 

I had trouble coming up with something for “Q,” and had several words jotted down—so in the end, I’ve decided to use all of them. So here are some technobabble tips beginning with Q!

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