The World Wide Web seems to be pointing people away from real science fiction these days. That's mostly due to the influence of Hollywood and Madison Avenue. And that's unfortunate because Michael Casher's unique blend of hard science fiction, action/adventure, humor and mainstream is a new and often astonishing sci-fi experience you won't want to miss out on.
So, what's hard science fiction? Before we tell you that, we'll you what it's NOT. It's not vampires, zombies, ghosts, monsters and mutants. That's horror. And it's not dragons, unicorns, castles and princesses. That's fantasy. And it's also not space opera, intergalactic warlords or space erotica, which has often been mistaken for real science fiction. That's still fantasy and even smut. Real science fiction is fiction that has some kind of "science" in it, emerging or speculative or theoretical science.
What makes science fiction "hard" is mostly the high-tech element.
Futuristic hardware, newfangled gadgets, exotic gizmos, techno-wizardry
and all that fun electronic, cosmic speculative science. But it's also
the scientific concepts
that go along with all that gadgetry. That's what makes hard science fiction seem so believable.
And, if you're wondering what "crossover" science fiction is, we'll spill the beans about that right now. That's genre
sci-fi that contains some elements of another genre. Michael Casher's sci-fi combines science fiction, action/adventure, humor and even romance, but it reads like mainstream. You get real but readable science fiction, instead of the overrated and overdone sci-fi fantasy that's front loaded with confusing techno-speak, smut and creepy dark themes.
So, you can forget about castles and capes and swords and unicorns and twisted religious history, too. That's fantasy, which is fodder for moviegoers and gamers and aftermarket pabulum for kids with bottomless pocketbooks. Not only is it not science fiction, that kind of tripe is way
overdone, to the point of saturation, in fact. And if you think the classic battle between good and evil is trite and overused maybe it's because you've seen too many historical action movies that stereotype the good guys and the bad guys. Or maybe you've been gaming too much. Or maybe you're just jaded about what goodness is and why people defend it as a cherished value. Michael Casher is well aware of how popular it is to slam writers who still write about the battle between good and evil but it's an assumption to insist that he gives that eternal conflict a copy-cat treatment. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Science Fiction for Thinkers
is science fiction for "grownups", adults who aren't so
obsessed with sex, violence, swords, Satan, inscrutable ancient scrolls, romantic fantasies and flying waffle irons that they forget how to think for themselves. Remember the 90's phrase, "think out of the box"? That's the kind of readers we're looking for. People who are hungry for adventure, new knowledge and cutting-edge concepts about life, time & space and death.
Michael Casher, Science Fiction for Thinkers
and Science Fiction for Thinkers.com
invite you to "read out of the box". Your world may never look the same.