Pure Fiction But We Wish It Was Real: F is for Force Field

In science fiction a force field  is a barrier made of energy, plasma, or particles. It protects a person, area, or object from attacks or intrusions. 

This fictional technology is created as a field of energy without mass that acts as a wall, so that objects affected by the particular force relating to the field are unable to pass through the field and reach the other side. 

Also known as a defence shield, deflector shield, energy shield, force shield or force bubble, it is so commonly used the technology is rarely explained. Force fields are a fact of life in space and treated that way.

Currently, there is ongoing scientific research into real force fields. Their goals at the moment are to use them as a protection against radiation.

For many reasons, I vote for force fields to be real.

What kinds of things would you accomplish with help from a force field?

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T.S. Valmond is the science fiction and young adult fantasy author of The Bolaji Kingdoms Series. As an award-winning poet, world traveler, and sign language interpreter she uses her experiences to fuel her stories. These days she can be found working in one of her local Edmonton coffee shops.


  1. I vote for force fields being real. Radiation force fields would be great for a start

    1. There are so many applications, right!?

  2. Mmmmmm, great question. I have to think more about it…

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