I am in the middle of my sci-fi WIP and am getting to a point where the story can’t move forward without the actual SCIENCE being mentioned. I’m not looking to be one-hundred percent realistic (this IS the future, after all. Things could change by then), but I’d at least like it to be believable. I know it is a long shot, but I will need to ask some questions soon about what details to add for added oomph, and I was hoping that someone out there is into (or knows someone who is into) microbiology, or genetics, or neuroscience, or botany, or virolgy. Or any combination of the above. I’d love to pick a brain or two. It won’t hurt. Promise.
So this is little ol’ me, asking amazing you if you would be my expert?
Have you seen Dan Koboldt’s site? He just posted a thing for writers on genetics (http://dankoboldt.com/genetics-myths-fiction-writing/) that might be helpful. And he’s super friendly, so I’m sure if you asked him a question in the comments or sent him an email he’d be a willing resource. Good luck!
Karyne, I hadn’t! I’ll have to go check that out. Thanks for the tip!