Genre Focus: Science Fiction

In the last year or so I have been getting a lot of emails asking for scripts of specific genres, to which I usually reply with a list of recommendations. So for the next few weeks, instead of emailing the usual cut-and-paste reply, I will group the two pagers into different genres here, starting with Science Fiction.

In the following scripts you will find spacecraft, time-travel, apocalyptic human extinction, and a giant holographic head.

Memory and the Mountain – A memory broker tries to convince an ageing mountain climber to sell his memories.

The Hack – The story of Rupert Winward, hack science fiction writer in the 1960s.

Diaspora – A world leader prepares to make the most important speech of his life.

L’Esprit De l’Escalier – A mad, old, obsessive scientist has unlocked the mystery of time travel.

I Remember a Lot of Octobers – After breakfast, Mara decides how to spend the rest of her day.

The Last Librarian – At the dawn of the war which destroyed humanity a massive library was sent into space in an effort to preserve the world’s books.

Europa – Researchers on an ice station get the call one of them has been dreading.

Chronology and the Captain – A strange encounter in a cafe between a bored waitress and a time-traveler.

If you like these then check out my personal top five, or browse all 72 scripts in the script index.

-Robert

The Hack

The story of Rupert Winward, hack science fiction writer in the 1960s.

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Picture by Timothy Merks

My Daughter and I have recently been binge watching the original series of Star Trek, and we’re loving it. This is born from that, a recent bout of writer’s block, and my own fear that I’m a hack.

It’s part of a longer story that I might write one day and the character is definitely someone I’d like to do more with.

Hope you like it.

The Hack

Tattle Tale

A hard boiled tale of double crosses, subterfuge, and marbles.

This one was fun to write. Knowing that I had up to five pages to play with really opened the story up a lot. and I wanted to write something that is for children that can be enjoyed by adults.

The story is based loosely on something that happened at my school when I was a kid and I’d love to expand it into a feature one day.

Hope you like it.

Tattle Tale