Last week I talked about my journey from writing epic fantasy to fantasy steampunk, the focus more on soft science. Too, I shared my decision to incorporate the change into the magic and backstory for my tales. For the magic, that meant determining how technology would operate within my world’s constraints. For the backstory, that encompassed determining how technology was lost when the Emprensen Empire collapsed.
In the week since that post I’ve realized another—perhaps crazy—step taken was implied, but not made clear to everyone. Crazy? Maybe, but crazy in a way that represents opportunity.
If I was inclined to do things the easy way this…
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