Who do you relate to?

Part of the fun of reading or watching good fiction is getting inside the head of the characters, and being able to relate to them, and imagine yourself in their shoes. A long-standing issue in mainstream science fiction and fantasy (which is changing, but slowly) is that the main characters are most … Continue reading

What do we really know?

I meet with a speculative fiction writer’s group once a month. It’s a nice collection of Sonoma County writers, some writing science fiction, like me, others writing urban fantasy, straight-up fantasy, or even horror. There was a new member of the group, someone who knows a lot about quantum computing, … Continue reading