Science Fiction the Hard Way
The problem with action/adventure fiction
is that most of it is dumb as rocks. The problem with literary fiction
is that for all its beauty and depth, there's usually not much going on.
In between these two extremes lies what is generally known as "genre" fiction,
i.e., the romance, SF, horror, mystery and suspense stories that most of
us actually read.
Wil McCarthy is a writer of science fiction and science fact, when
he's not launching rockets, designing satellite constellations, or building
robots for the aerospace industry. His goal in writing is to find the edge
that balances action and depth, entertainment and enlightenment, science
and fiction. He is particularly interested in stories which, however
outlandish, could actually happen.
FICTIONAL FUTURE HISTORIES:
The Queendom of Sol
The Darker Side of Nanotechnology