Why do I write science fiction? Others have encouraged me to explore other venues. Quoting an interview in the New York Times Magazine with the prolific author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential), he quoted Stephen King, who when asked why did he choose to write about such gruesome subjects, answered “Why do you assume that I have a choice?” Ellroy went on to say that Fate tapped him on the shoulder and said: “Hey, Ellroy, I got a job for you.” In this time, I did not have a choice but to write Brother 5 and Dancing Above the Moon. The cosmos of my thoughts controls my dreams and it has a job for me.