“This is a book blog, so what’s with the space and geography posts, Jay Dee?” you may ask. Well, it’s all part of my master plan to make the world knowledgeable about everything around us.
Actually, if you look at the title of this blog, it states that I enjoy reading encyclopedias. Those are books. You can get science and geography from books. But I’d say that this blog is about books and knowledge. And what better way to gain knowledge than through books?
“But why the focus on space and geography?” you’re still asking.
Easy. Look at the kinds of books I read and write. They’re all about science fiction and fantasy.
You look at me confused. “Huh? I don’t get it.”
The space part is easy, right? Science fiction often deals with space and planets. And since my university degree is physics and astronomy, I do tend to write about what I know. With my knowledge of astronomy, space, and planetary sciences, I have been able to develop a realistic world for my science fiction writing. Research is a major aspect of writing, as well. If you want to write about something, you need to research it, so you don’t sound like you have no idea what you’re talking about. Consider my university days research for my books.
As for geography, this should also be obvious. Look at fantasy novels. You see inside on the first few pages? Usually, there’s a map. Same goes for some science fiction. I love geography, and my knowledge of it has also helped me develop Ariadne. I’ve gone into some detail in my worldbuilding posts, and will continue to do so in future posts. I plan to write about each country on Earth, but it’s not just for my own interest. It’s also going to help me understand the countries more deeply, and I can apply this to develop more realistic countries for Ariadne.
So, you see, it all works together. It’s all relevant to my writing. Make sense?