I realized that I haven't shared any updates on my writing in a very long time! That doesn't mean I haven't been busy. In fact, I have been very busy and finished a couple of stories lately as well as edited my German novel and made progress with my English novel. At the moment, I'm working on my first Science Fiction story, which is very exciting. I have written a couple of Speculative Fiction stories before but they were always set in a familiar context spiced with surreal elements. Now, for the first time I get to invent the whole scenery and create my own world.
Science Fiction isn't my favorite genre when it comes to pleasure reading, but I have read some of the classics. My favorites are the dystopian stories like This Perfect Day by Ira Levin, or George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four but I also enjoyed the stories and novels by Ray Bradbury. As social anthropology is one of my major academic interests, Social Science Fiction appeals to me more than Hard-SF with lots of technical details. Either way, I sometimes wonder if writing a dystopian story still makes sense. As we see on the news every day, science has already nearly trespassed any limits of our imagination and made many of our worst nightmares come true.
Here's my personal playlist for Science Fiction themed songs: