No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published.
The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them.
There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form;… (read more)
Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down - there have only been three or four SF movies in the history… (read more)
Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over… (read more)
As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction.
As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left… (read more)
But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.