Monday, July 03, 2006
Although I often write about vampires, werewolves, Fae and witches, not to mention on rare occasion, just regular people who don’t live in magical worlds and cast spells or hunt creatures of the night as a matter of course, my first love will always be Science Fiction.
I come from a blended family – Dad is a Star Trek fan, Mom still isn’t certain the moon landing wasn’t a hoax. Guess whose side I favor?
Besides a genetic predisposition to feel at home anywhere the doors swish open at my approach, other factors have contributed to my ‘head in the stars’ state of mind. The pictures in this post are case in point. They’re all from the Hubble Gallery, a fascinating site that has tons of amazing views of the universe. Looking at images like this has always given me inspiration and made me wonder just what’s out there. What would a society develop into if its night sky looked like this?
Who lives here?
And what would they think of us? I’ve always looked up at the sky and wondered and that wondering led to creating stories about whom or what might be out there.
For those of us who write science fiction flavored romance, what inspired you? Were you born to it, or are you a convert? Is it a passing fancy, something you dabble in, or, like me, is it where your roots are buried?