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SciFi/Fantasy – March 29

Eric Idle was born on this date in 1943. Among his most famous performances is Galaxy Song: Writing prompt: Describe through your protagonist’s point of view the prevailing perspective on his/her culture’s relative position in the universe.

SciFi/Fantasy – March 28

On this date in 1979, a cooling system failed at the nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which something in the world you’ve created that its inhabitants rarely notice causes utter panic when they do.

SciFi/Fantasy – March 27

“Here’s how it is: The Earth got used up, so we moved out and terraformed a whole new galaxy of Earths. Some rich and flush with the new technologies, some not so much. The Central Planets, thems formed the Alliance, waged war to bring everyone under their rule; a few idiots tried to fight it, among them myself.” -Captain Mal Reynolds as portrayed by Nathan Fillion, who was born on this date in...

SciFi/Fantasy – March 26

Joseph Campbell was born on this date in 1904. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a hero earns the admiration of your protagonist.

SciFi/Fantasy – March 25

This is Gazpacho Soup Day in Red Dwarf’s 2180. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is humiliated when s/he proves ignorant of a commonly known fact.

SciFi/Fantasy – March 24

George Orr dreamed up a solution to overpopulation on this date in Ursula K. LeGuin’s 2002. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist creates reality using her/his imagination.

SciFi/Fantasy – March 23

The originator of the word “robot,” Josef ńĆapek, was born on this date in 1887. Writing prompt: Write a scene that defines the typical and most extreme cultural responses to automata in the world you’ve created.

SciFi/Fantasy – March 22

“You know, coming back in time, changing history … that’s cheating.” -James Tiberius Kirk, born this date in 2233. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist changes the conditions of a no-win situation.

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