My genre is science fiction.
The tropes that make Star Trek, Star Wars and other space exploration stories possible are:
Warp speed, or faster than light travel
Phaser beams, disrupters and other cool weapons
Cryogenics or stasis for long voyages without a person aging.
Different forms of alien beings
Time or travel portals: star gates
Advances in medicine
ander's Magic Carpet is about marketing the first flying car. See review.
My current book serialized on this blog in previous posts, A Private Pain, uses stasis and light speed ships for hundred year voyages to set up a transportation portal for exploitation of solar systems by corporations.
Ooh, we had some answers in common this week!
Star Trek is wonderful in general. Will you be watching Lower Decks this autumn? I'm sure curious to check it out.
As you know, I am a big fan of these tropes too. Thanks for the link!
Good reasons. I'm all for the cryogenic freezing for travel with no aging and the super sonic vehicles. :-)
I am a big fan of Science Fiction tropes. Enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my-favorite-tropes/
I love this list! Although, flying cars always make me think of Harry Potter. Hahaha.
Lydia, if it's Star Trek, we'll be watching it.
You're welcome, Berthold.
As we all are, Wendy. Just getting past the physics.
You're welcome, Tena. Seems almost all of the members here are too.
Aymee, just as long as there's not any whomping willows.
Hmmm... I haven't read a ton of science fiction. I liked time travel in Stephen King's 11/22/63 and the flying car in HP though!
Thanks for coming by, Leslie.
Oh, that's a fun set of answers. Thanks for coming by earlier.
I do love Star Trek, so I agree with all of these.
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