It turns out that the killer application for virtual reality is other human beings. Build a world that people want to inhabit, and the inhabitants will come.
Britain is relatively compact and much closer to the borders of the U.S.S.R. than anywhere in North America.
Fiction is the study of the human condition under imagined circumstances.
Generating ideas isn't some mystical talent that you have to be born with: it's a skill you can develop.
I have a low taste for urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
One of my earliest recollections is being woken up at some ungodly hour in the morning by my parents and sat in front of the fairly new black and white television, watching a grainy image of a man in a white suit climbing down a ladder. It was the first moon landing, and I became a sort of spaceman, as many kids were.