Interstellar space travel, alien invasions, nuclear holocaust, and futuristic computers; what do all of these thing have in common? They are all elements found within science fiction literature. We looked at the history of science fiction in our last installment. Many works of science fiction fit nicely into a well established set of sub-genres, while others defy … Continue reading Science Fiction Genres – Part One
As broad in scope as our series on the fantasy genre was, exploring all that is encompassed by the name Science Fiction is an undertaking of epic proportions! Like daring explorers setting out to discover uncharted worlds, we are taking the first steps into realms of both the unknown and the unknowable! CLICK HERE for … Continue reading The History of Science Fiction
Expanding on my work exploring the many sub-genres of speculative fiction here at bkbass.com, I will be diving into each of them in-turn and trying my own hand at writing them, exclusively for Peak Story Reviews! "Discovering New Worlds" with B.K. Bass will explore various sub-genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Each … Continue reading Discovering New Worlds
Our article on the 'Punk genres, such as cyberpunk and steampunk, is now availbable. CLICK HERE to read the full article! Like a mechanical octopus rising from the deep, the various ‘punk genres of speculative fiction can be surprising, amusing, and frightening! The ‘punk genres often blur the lines between different types of speculative fiction. … Continue reading Everything ‘Punk!
Cressus is the southernmost city on the northern peninsula. Situated near the Cressian Oasis, there is a sufficient water supply to sustain the city. Surplus water is still imported from Shem, and then traded to the lands of Kosh in the south. Cressus lies near the edge of The Great Sand Sea and is plagued … Continue reading The Burning Sands: Cressus
I'm sorry to say that this week's article in our series of genre studies is going to be delayed. Most likely, I will wait until next Saturday to publish this so that I can spend the time to ensure that it is done well. My sister-in-law had a baby Thursday, so I've been spending a … Continue reading Delay Notification
Shem is a bustling trade port at the mouth of the Azure river, the only major river on the continent of Erimos. It is supplied with an abundance of fresh water, boasts massive amounts of fertile farmland, and is the heart of all trade in Erimos. Because of the desirability of the land that it … Continue reading The Burning Sands: Shem
Part three of our series on the fantasy genre has been published! Click here to read it now! In this article, we take a deeper dive into the more niche sub-genres of fantasy literature.
The second part of our series exploring the fantasy genre is now available! In this second section of a three-part journey, I’ll be examining each of the major sub-genres of fantasy more closely. In the first part, we looked at the history and evolution of the fantasy genre as a whole. This time, we will be … Continue reading The Fantasy Genre: Part 2
I have hinted in the past about some epic fantasy brewing in the background. I'm still in the planning phases, but have a general idea for a concept and have put together an aesthetic that hints at the feel of it. The immortals of the faewilde have been waging a war for millenia, and the … Continue reading Future Epic Fantasy Project