Topic: World Building: can I do it my way?
Hi everyone. Nice to meet everyone. I've been on the site for less than a week now and I'm loving every minute of it!
I do have a question:
In a sci-fi novel, does the world I build have to follow the laws of physics of THIS universe? I'm building my own multiverse; can the laws of physics there work according to MY laws?
I am working on my first novel. It is the first in a series that I envision. It is set in a multiverse (17 known layers or dimensions) with everyone running around from solar system to solar system, planet to planet in space ships, etc. You know the drill.
I also have a race of people in my novel who are innate magic users. They are born this way (shoutout to Lady GaGa.) I've been told I can't mix technology (aka science) and magic. My question is: why not?
I would love some input from any and all who may have an opinion on this.
If you want to see what I'm talking about, I have chapters of my VERY RAW first draft up: "Lady Silver: Warlock Chronicles, Book 1"