Science fantasy worldbuilding in Phoenix 5: Exotic technology
Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
S F Said
precision and vagueness
- Describe a piece of fantastic technology through objective details and subjective reactions.
- The science part of science fantasy is usually just fantastic technology that extrapolates on existing technology. In this lesson we model a passage describing the Astrolabe, a piece of cosmic technology in the Phoenix universe, although on face value strikingly similar to a medieval device of the same name. The secret to making this kind of technology feel fantastic is in the subjective elements of descriptions: valuations, judgments and beliefs.