Tangle with the Bad Girls of Science Fiction and Fantasy
It is a new world. Women are not afraid to get their hands blood-soaked as they seek adventure. The Bad Girls take command. They don’t cover themselves up from head to toe unless they freely choose to. No god dictates their future.
The Mamba Queen is determined to save the people she loves even if it means the destruction of a solar system filled with billions of intelligent beings. A ghost from the past, reveals her secrets to a Yankee reporter and unleashes a demon bent on revenge for the killing of a Black slave. An African sorceress is willing to let go of her clothing to save her family. On a distant planet, two women decide the fate of the galaxy. A woman accepts the love of a demon and abandons her kin.
The women in science fiction and fantasy are more than pretty faces with large breasts. They do more than wear skimpy outfits and be kidnapped by alien monsters. These women have their own ideas and the muscle, intelligence and technology to defend themselves, rescue the people they love and change the world.
Read about the bad girls, who do good.
The best writers read the best stuff. They learn the basics of a compeling story by studying the greats. Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus written by British author Mary Shelly in 1818 is an excellent example. Various "retellings" of Shelly's book have taken place for nearly 200 years.
The history of Africa has been distorted by many modern narratives. Yet, Africa and Europe are woven together to create an intricate tapestry called Western Civilization. As a fiction writer, you should take the time to study it. You will enrich your literary works.
Science, magic and religion can co-exist in our speculative fables. There are many important books that speculative fiction writers should read but the following two should be at the top of the list: the Christian Bible and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.