Creating a Futuristic Culture

To make an imaginary world seem real, a writer has to delve deeply into the social aspects of the fictional population. I am currently creating a futuristic culture based on cannibalism – the ultimate conservationists! How else might they justify their diet?

© Tam Linsey, 2011. All rights reserved.

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4 thoughts on “Creating a Futuristic Culture

  1. Tam Linsey Post author

    I’m about two-thirds of the way through the short story, and got stuck. Then I realized I need to work out the exact belief system that led to and justifies the Cannibal way of life. Soon as I get that done, I hope to post the story!

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  2. DeNise

    Hi Tam,
    Just a question: Is your society based on canibalism? Or, is canibalism a construct based on a reality imposed on that society, that kept/keeps them alive? I love the idea of ultimate conservation.;-)

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  3. Tam Linsey Post author

    I think a reality imposed upon a society will, over time, become the basis of that society. In the Botanicaust world, the Cannibals have survived because of the rules they created so long ago, they don’t remember a time it was different.
    Good question!

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