#SixteensBlogAbout: Weird Research

In the world of FEAR MY MORTALITY, human beings are invincible. If they’re hurt, they heal. If they die, they regenerate within an hour – many even faster than that. The fast ones are called fast healers, and the slow ones, well, you don’t want to be one of those in a world that values regenerative strength.

Jellyfish blue by thalia dossche https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

The science behind the book isn’t as far fetched as you might think (well, sort of). Some of the weirdest research I did was into jellyfish, like the immortal jellyfish that transforms itself back into a polyp if injured. And I researched magnets. I didn’t know before that heat and sound are a bit magnetic. I also looked into the genetic differences between boys and girls. The male Y chromosome is fascinating, but you’ll find out why that’s important when you read the book *winks*

I also did a bunch of research into drones, since drone technology is commonplace in the world of FEAR MY MORTALITY, like this groovy little camera drone here. Not so far from our own reality.

And then there were the searches on those royalty-free stock image/footage websites. Wow. For the most part they were okay, but plug in “mortality” or “death” in footage, and some of the images had me running for the hills.

The biggest thing I wanted to achieve was to create a world that isn’t so far from our own, and what I discovered when I went looking is that some of this science isn’t that far away.

2 comments

  1. some of the stuff we look up is hilarious! And perhaps a little suspicious looking 🙂 some of my forum/writing friends were recently talking about what a writer’s search history looks like and how it can be pretty bad when you’re writing a military fiction novel!

    • Everly Frost says:

      Heh, definitely! The other day I was looking up gun components and how they work – just because I wanted to use a fired gun analogy to explain something and I wanted to get the terminology right, since, you know, I’m the last person who knows anything about them. The things we do for our books!

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