Take me to your leader! I could pretend with these free creative writing prompts about science fiction that I'm not a huge sci fi nerd...but I am. I love Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars, and all sorts of more obscure stuff that myself and my nerdy friends used to watch during middle and high school (and college? :)). Perhaps I will make more specific prompts to attach to all of those wonderful specific movies, shows, and universes, but until then, we'll stick with these. Science fiction allows you to create a world of your very own or to become a part of a world that someone else has fleshed out more than they have their own. Let your imagination loose and enjoy!
Free Creative Writing Prompts: Science Fiction
1. It's an alien invasion! You are one of the first people to make contact with a new alien species. Are you able to communicate? How does everything go? Talk about the experience and the aftermath.
2. Your family, friends, and life might be a lot different...if they were in space! Imagine that everything you knew was transported to a traveling space ship. How would your day to day life change?
3. In a world greatly enhanced by new technologies (that are being developed every day) you have come up with a world-changing device that could change life as we know it. What is the device and why does it make such an impact?
4. During an archaeological dig, a new species of intelligent life has been found deep within our own planet. You have been chosen to lead the expedition with a crack team of special ops and scientists. What do you find in there and how do you interact with this new form of life?
5. You have been transported to another dimension! This world is similar to our own, but several key things are different. What are these key things, how did you get there, and how might you be able to get home (if you even wanted to)?
6. Several warriors from the future have come back to stop a horrible event in the past from happening. They will wait out their entire lifetimes to ensure that the problem doesn't occur. And they live in your neighborhood. How do you interact with these warriors and do you take on their request for help?
7. Strange weather patterns begin to form on the planet earth. You are a police officer working your shift when a man comes in and confesses to causing these weather problems. He also says that he's not sure if he can stop it. Do you believe the man? How do you two stop the problem if it's even possible?
8. While watching television you realize that the characters on the screen are talking to you. You step close enough and you are sucked into the tv set. You are now in the shows that you love and watch. What, however, happens when the shows end? Are you able to get back to the real world?
9. Imagine a world in which many different alien races are acquainted with each other and all of them live on a giant space station together. What is your role on this station and how does the interaction go for you?
10. Robots have become the new best pet! You, like most people, have a robot and while you aren't sure, it's possible that your particular pet has gained consciousness. You want to tell someone, but you are afraid that something bad will happen to your robot as a result. What do you do?
These free creative writing prompts about science fiction may be able to help you let loose in your writing in the creation of a world within your story. There is nothing more involving than a book that transports you to a place or a situation that is beyond our current understanding. Play around with these as much as you see fit and feel free to write from one of these prompts in the space below. Happy writing!
Bonus Prompt - How do you feel the world will change technologically in the next 100 years? 200 years? 10,000 years? What kind of things that we see in science fiction movies will actually come to pass? Time travel? Cloaking devices? Be specific and tell a story about each time period.
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.