Dave Bara Sci-Fi Author
Dave Bara was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television. He dreamed of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction, especially on television. His early years were filled with dozens of episodes of the original Star Trek, Lost in Space, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone. He began to read science fiction voraciously in his teens, with authors like Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederick Pohl, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Gordon Dickson, and Joe Haldeman being among his favorites. This led him to try his hand at writing, which he continued all through his college years, even using a novel project as part of his undergraduate degree studies. During these years the story concepts for what would become The Lightship Chronicles series began to take form. Dave’s writing is influenced by the many SF novels he has read over the years, but most notable were books like Dune (Herbert), The Mote In God’s Eye (Niven and Pournelle), Dorsai! (Dickson), The Forever War (Haldeman), Tau Zero (Poul Anderson) and the Foundation novels (Asimov), among many others. Dave looks forward to bringing SF fans many years of exciting and interesting writing, heroic characters, and soaring adventure in the years to come. Look for The Lightship Chronicles series beginning in 2015 from DAW Books in the US and Del Rey Books in the UK and Europe.
What Is Science Fiction?
Science fiction is a genre that is often based on science, technology, or engineering. The genre has many subgenres and has evolved throughout history. It was first defined prior to the Enlightenment. Proto-sci-fi works include stories about rockets to the moon and the development of societies with Utopian and dystopian themes. They also often include commentary on contemporary society...
What Is Sci-Fi?
Sci-fi is an extremely popular genre and is a thriving industry. Its roots can be traced to ancient mythology and is related to other genres such as fantasy and horror. There are even TV networks dedicated to sci-fi. This genre is mind-bending and full of possibilities.
Dune by Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert's Dune is a classic work of science fiction. First published in two serials in the science-fiction magazine Analog in 1966, Dune tied for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1966 and won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. It was also the first in a series of sequels.
Popular Science Fiction Books
If you're a fan of futuristic novels, there are some great science fiction books to read. A great sci-fi novel would be Arrival, by author Andy Weir. The book follows the story of a human race who come into contact with an alien species. It features both human and alien survival themes, and is written in first person perspective.