Most writers aren't weapons experts, but we can still get better at depicting fights.
For instance, you shouldn't need vague and unexplained magic to justify why people are fighting.
Stories need conflict, and when that conflict comes in the form of physical violence, it’s time for a fight scene.
The movies make them look so easy, but that's not the case.
Space battles are an important aspect of science fiction, especially space opera, and we want them to be engaging.
How every blow your characters throw can still pack a dramatic punch.