Check out the debut novels of Prescient Sci-Fi: The Fifth World and The Fifth World: The Times That Try Men’s Souls by Jacob Foxx.
Novellas and Short Stories coming soon.
Prescient publishes science fiction exclusively. This covers anything you’d find in the science fiction section of a bookstore, including alternate history and alternate reality novels. We have a preference for adult science fiction but are willing to read and take on great young adult fiction.
Science fiction is about human experiences with the fantastic, where the fantastic has its roots in natural and physical laws. Sci-Fi can lose its way when it fixates on the fantastic and neglects the human experience. Do not sacrifice storytelling for technical jargon. After all, we publish fiction, not textbooks.
Prescient also seeks fiction that has rarely-examined themes. Some technologies and plotlines have been thoroughly explored, including faster-than-light travel, first contact, and artificial intelligence. It is hard to stand out when you are covering the same ground as your predecessors. Rather than join the crowd, Prescient wants stories that explore often ignored fields of knowledge such as biotechnology, psychology, and ecology. Your story doesn’t have to be the first of its kind but don’t submit something because you think it’s trendy.
Finally, you can’t write good sci-fi without utilizing plausible scientific knowledge and theory. The modern world offers a near limitless realm in which to explore: from theoretical physics to psychotherapy. Just remember, the science should complement and enhance the story, not drown it out.