Fiction Novels, Do They Shape the Reality or Make You Escape It?


“People talk about escapism as if it’s a bad thing… Once you’ve escaped, once you come back, the world is not the same as when you left it. You come back to it with skills, weapons, knowledge you didn’t have before. Then you are better equipped to deal with your current reality.”
― Neil Gaiman


There has been an extensive series of debates around people consuming fiction books, television, music and other sources of entertainment as an escape from the realities of their life. With the current ongoing situation of a global pandemic, many people have resorted to escape the horrors of life’s realities by binge-watching shows on Netflix, spending their nights downloading and watching movies, reading novels from romance to science fiction to contemporary fiction. Some of us are often guilty of doing this. We find an escape from life’s difficulties and challenges by hiding ourselves behind entertainment.


While this behaviour can be detrimental to the wellbeing of a person if it becomes a learned behaviour, it is considered a harmless coping mechanism when in times of difficulty. We all go through these phases in our life where we need to unwind for some time before we can face the circumstances and find out a way to solve those problems. In such times, escapism through various forms of entertainment comes to our rescue. We indulge ourselves in the world of novels we are reading, lose ourselves in a movie we are watching or find a relatable character in a drama that gives us a new perspective to look at our problems and find a solution to them. Even if we don’t get to learn something new from such sources of entertainment, it is believed that engaging in a healthy type of entertainment can help a person loosen up his stressed-out brain and body.


It is believed that reading contemporary fiction and fantasy novels plays a huge role in providing an escape from the stressors of life. We have piled up some of our contemporary fiction novels and books to read so one can unwind after a stressful week at work or escape the bitter realities of life in general. So, let’s dive into the world of books!



After a While

After a While

A romance novel from the contemporary fiction genre, this is the story of a winter-lover lady. She comes to life in winter and is fascinated by the legislative storms. She cries and longs for her lover and believes they are meant to be with each other. To buy this fascinating love story of longing, rains and pains, click here.




Ashes of a Lost Country
Ashes of a Lost Country

This is a historical account of the author’s early life in the war-torn country – Palestine. Born in the year 1950, the author’s childhood was a mix of joy, mischief and misery. When his mother died, he was sent to a boarding school in Jordan. Later in the year 1967, when Israel took hold of Palestine, he became homeless. After completing his secondary school, he was awarded a scholarship to study in Algeria. There, he found new friends in some French individuals and they, later on, invited him to France. Currently, the author lives in the United Arab Emirates. To read more of this historical fiction book about personal struggles and life in a war-torn country, buy it here.



Hiam Is the Life
Hiam Is the Life

Our next pick is an interesting short story about a young and lonely man. He is frustrated all the time and is not happy with his life. He lives inside his mind, thinking and fidgeting restlessly. Then fate brings a girl into his life who he falls in love with. This love turns his life upside down and makes it better in some ways and worst in others. Will he become a better version of himself after all the new developments in his life or would he end up being even more lonely and frustrated? To find out, buy this book here.




This book is a perfect pick from the contemporary fiction genre for escapists. The story takes us on a journey from loss to a safe harbour. From that safe harbour, we are shown what it feels like to experience boredom. It then shows us the world of fantasies, dreams and discussions. It is a simple but deep journey that takes us into a parallel reality. Grab a copy of this mesmerizing book here.




The Store of Creative Minds

The Store of Creative Minds

Our last pick for this list is a science fiction book about artificial intelligence taking over our lives and industries. In the year 2017, the world started discussing an industrial revolution where humans will live a more relaxed lifestyle because of technological advancement. This is a story of a group of young men and women who got isolated as a result of some social events. When they tried to return to their social life, they found themselves stuck. Would they be able to break free of the unseen shackles and return to what they believe is normal? To find out more, buy this fascinating sci-fi book here.




As we are in the middle of a global pandemic that has brought a lot of other miseries and horrors with it, escaping in the world of literature or movies and TV for some time is a harmless activity to bury ourselves in. Reading a book or two, binge-watching your favourite season or watching movies is the best way to de-stress from the bitter realities of life all around. Enjoy and take care of yourself and your mind in any way you think is best for you.


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How to Write an Engaging Sci-Fi Book: 7 Super-Tips to Follow

7 Tips to Write Sci-Fi Books

Have you ever read a science fiction book so good you wish you were a part of it, playing the lead role, solving mysteries or battling aliens from outer space? If yes, then all of that is the genius of the writer. They are the ones making those characters, the intricate plot you so want to solve. A well-written science fiction book makes you mesmerized, and it compels you to marvel at the story. A brilliant author creates revolutionary sci-fi characters like Darth Vader from Star Wars, a legendary villain, and Marty McFly from Back to The Future, a charismatic protagonist.

Being an exceptional science-fiction writer requires inquisitive imagination, engaging plot development and extraordinary writing skills. Here, we will be sharing seven tips to enhance your writing skills to write a sci-fi read:

  1. Question Everything in Your Book

Every author has a particular way of planning out how to start a book. Some like to create a world initially and then fill it with characters. Some work on their character’s arc before focusing on the larger picture. You might be tempted to go with either of them. But in fact, it would be preferred to begin with both in parallel. Create your character arcs as you develop your world. Question everything about the characters and the world. Why is my hero sad all the time? Why is my world ruled by Martians? The more you answer your own questions, the better your plot and characters would develop.

  1. Take it One Book at a Time

This point needs to be noted if you are thinking about writing a science fiction book series. You must focus on one book at a time instead of worrying about what to do with the sequel. Develop your narrative logically in a way that maps the whole storyline together. Set small milestones for your book and develop characters, their motives, allies and foes with each stop (if necessary). Stop worrying about your next book because the readers are only interested in the book they would be reading currently.

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  1. Make the Characters and Story Relatable to the Readers

The best science fiction books have one thing in common: relatability. It shouldn’t mean your characters and story have to be stereotypical and monotonous. The characters should be innovative, have flaws and are not too overpowered. They should still connect to us, in some way or another. The readers can invest more into the book this way, and it makes for a thought-provoking read as well. The best sci-fi book characters like Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Bo Dennis from Lost Girl, are all likeable and relatable characters.

  1. Unravel Your Main Lead’s Personality and Motives

Show the readers your main lead’s traits, motives and personality. A motive builds a path for moulding a strong main hero. This will, in turn, make for a good sci-fi book. Describe your hero’s every action. If he’s suffering from hysteria, what was the reason behind it? If your character wants to rob 100 million dollars from the bank, what is his motive? Be elaborate, use splendid adjectives and write with flair.

  1. Consistency is Key When Writing Science-Fiction

Consistency is essential when writing a science fiction novel. The gravest sin you could make while writing a sci-fi book would be to deviate from the rules set by yourself. Everything that flows in your story should make sense. You could develop the personality of your characters, change their motives halfway through, or even create alternative worlds if the storyline permits so. But you cannot insert illogical subplots and give irrational justifications for it. Stay within the rules of the universe your book is set in.

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  1. Explore Different Places in Your Story

Nobody wants to read a sci-fi book set in the same mundane world as their own. Readers look forward to reading the opposite of that, they want to get mesmerized and awe-struck by the sci-fi world. They want to be swept away into the realms of sorcery and madness. Try creating a world a reader has never seen before. Remember Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? I bet you’d never heard about a chocolate factory as huge and remarkable as that. Writing a sci-fi book depends on your imagination. Who knows, you might be the next J.K. Rowling!

  1. Write a Jaw-Dropping Climax

The best science fiction books blow their readers away with a brilliant climax. The climax is the midpoint of the book filled with tension, drama, speculation and thrill. As a reader, the climax is the most remembered aspect of the novel. For a sci-fi book, it’s even more important because the story has already gripped its readers and they are hungry for an impactful end. Some of the best climaxes keep you in a dazzled state for weeks. If the end of the book makes its readers go “WOW,” this means you’ve successfully written an impactful science fiction book.


We hope you learned something new to enhance your writing skills from our list of tips to write a sci-fi read. Good luck with writing your latest sci-fi book!

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