What was the inspiration behind your short story?
Sixteen years of Catholic school + the Three Laws of Robotics = Robot who wants to be baptized. Where else could it lead?
What does science fiction mean to you?
Take a familiar human situation. Cast it into unfamiliar territory with some semi-plausible extrapolation of known science. See that situation with a fresh eye.
What’s your favorite science fiction artwork, book, or film?
Book: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (The pure awe of discovery.)
Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey directly by Stanley Kubrick (Human evolution—past, present, and future—in 164 minutes.)
Artwork: The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (Spiral galaxies and fractal turbulence swirling over a sleeping village.)
Androids or Aliens?
Androids. Aliens exist, but we will never, ever, ever meet them. (I know… it disappoints me, too.)
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