When people ask me why I write science fiction and fantasy–or more often, why I don’t write, say, mysteries or mainstream–there is likely a question
lurking underneath: Why would I want to write sf/f?
I’m going to trot out this answer from now on: Mainstream is too restrictive for me.
Or, if I want to sound like a pompous twit (thanks for the great phrase, Don McQuinn) I could say that my mind just slips into metaphor. Because the fantastic is a meta-representation of the story. Read More…