I've written a young adult Sci-Fi novel.
Shocked? Yeah, me too. I never thought I would write something with science fiction. Actually, I thought I'd written a dystopian, or a post-apocalyptic trilogy. And then I decided I wanted my novel to be something new. Something that's not happening all over the place already.
And guess what? It fits the definition of sci-fi. It has (and this is straight from Wikipedia):
* A time setting in the future, in alternative timelines, or in a historical past that contradicts known facts of history or the archaeological record.
*A spatial setting or scenes in outer space (e.g., spaceflight), on other worlds, or on subterranean earth. (although you don't see this until book 2)
*Characters that include aliens, mutants, androids, or humanoid robots. (book 3)
*Technology that is futuristic
*New and different political or social systems (e.g. a dystopia, or a post-apocalyptic situation where organized society has collapsed)
In fact, of the 7 qualifications, my book has 5.
It is officially a science-fiction novel. Now I need to do some revising to really focus on those scientific elements.
Ready for this new wave? Science fiction is next!