Goblins make interesting and powerful characters, especially if you as a science fiction writer like to play with the darker themes. The traditional “goblin” head design is one of the best. It’s big, angry, red-headed, and very big teeth that scream “here is a problem and I am telling you about it”. Goblins are not very nice. But they are fun to write about and can be great fun for a fantasy science fiction writer to have a piece of.
In traditional settings, the “goblin” is usually the chief villain, the chief of an evil organization. He is the chief among monsters because he doesn’t have any equals. In most traditional settings, this type of character is an intelligent being from a far off place who has taken up residence in the human world. They are generally feared by everyone because they are out to steal something or to commit some evil deed that will bring sorrow and suffering to humanity. They don’t often talk, they stay mostly behind the scenes, and they are the proverbial “man in the hat”.
With a more modern twist on the idea of the “goblin”, you have the ” Goblinoid”. These creatures are half human and half robot. They are the masters of disguise and deception and they like to take over human societies from the inside. A science fiction writer can put these half human half robotic creatures in any setting and they can create a truly unsettling and compelling character for a science fiction story.
The “goblinoids” are not your traditional goblins that you would see in any book. These creatures have completely taken on a life of their own. Instead of sitting around in the dark chattering all day, they now live amongst us, acting like we want them to act. A good example of this is the movie “The Goblet of Fire”. The Goblet of Fire has one eye that glows red and one that is green and this not only adds an interesting visual element to the character, but also makes the character more believable.
If you want to be more of a traditional “goblinoid”, there is a whole host of merchandise to choose from. One of the best out there is a three-piece set that comes with a shirt, ball cap, and memento (an eyepiece). This is perfect for the science fiction writer who wants to take his or her character from one place to another. You can easily change the look of the character with a few changes to your clothing and a few accessories. These items can make anyone who is a part of the genre of science fiction writing very much more believable.
For those of you who want to get started with your own writing, but aren’t quite ready to try out this genre, there are plenty of examples out there that can help you get started. For example, just because you loved the TV show “Warehouse Nine” doesn’t mean you can write about the stuff they did in the show. Or if you watched the movie “I, Robot,” you don’t have to be a robot yourself to get started in this field. There are lots of examples of how to get started with this sort of fiction.
Of course, to get started in the field of science fiction, you will have to know what type of science you are studying. Is it math, astronomy, or psychology? All these fields require different knowledge bases. If you are studying biology for instance, you will need to understand gravity and other physical laws in order to be able to write about science fiction. It might seem easy at first, but it is a completely different field of study.
If you want to start off in this area of sci fi writing, you should definitely check out eBooks on the subject. You can download eBooks online, read them, and get a feel for what you like. Read a couple and start developing an opinion about it. If you like it, you can buy the eBook and start writing your own science fiction novel. The secret is to find your own voice and develop your characters.