How to Create a Science Fiction Navy.
This week we forego our regular book discussion in favour of Ralph telling us about going on a date. He took his better half to see a talk by former NASA astronaut, Tony Antonelli.
The talk was organised by Pint of Science and the International Space School Trust and as you’ll discover, Ralph thoroughly enjoyed it.
After that, Ralph and Jon discuss real-world warships and how science-fiction authors can draw on them for inspiration.
We have a wide-ranging discussion about the types of ships in current usage, from destroyers to battleships to aircraft carriers.
For reference, we use World War II ships so Ralph can explain how a destroyer differs from a cruiser.
Find out how authors use the term ‘Dreadnought’ incorrectly.
Learn how you can create a realistic seeming navy when doing your worldbuilding.
Listen to our recommendation that you should use real-world navies as your basis, rather than just pick ship types that sound cool.
After this episode, you should be in a great position to get your Navy into the shipyard and start building a compelling, authentic, vision of the future.