Yellow Blue Tibia

It’s strange how reading a fantastic novel can both energise and enervate. A finely crafted story can be inspiring and fill ones head with fantastic “what if” ideas yet can simultaneously kick you hard in the balls as you fear you can never attain such high standards.

Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts is such a story. Its literary merits are profound, using science fiction as the vehicle by which it examines philosophical questions regarding our place in the cosmos and our uniqueness within the universe. This isn’t space adventure; aliens and rayguns, this is more highbrow fayre.

As such, it’s quite sucked the wind out of my sails. Luckily I found this cheat sheet: http://www.nowhitespace.org/writing/cheatsheet.pdf by fellow NaNoWriMo-er Peter Halasz to provide me with a few ideas.

Cheers Pete!

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