New Technology

In Vengeance Will Come I have a technology called forceshields. It is purposely very similar to forcefields, because that is exactly what I wanted to convey to the reader. But I have a problem…

I use the term forceshields in chapter 5 for the first time:


The poor reader is bombarded with a new term, which then plays a semi-important role in the developing story a few paragraphs later. Bad form…

Despite it being a word that a reader will be familiar with, they still don’t know the specifics of the technology within my world. How big is a forceshield? What are its limitations and weaknesses? Is it common or rare?

While I don’t need to provide a world-building essay (although part of me would love to), I need to work in at least a mention of it, before it becomes important.


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