It’s taken me six years of writing science fiction to come up with a short phrase that encapsulates the very essence of writing in the genre, and today I was clobbered in the face with it twice:
Must Use Bigger Elephants
OK, that makes no sense at all, does it?
Let me explain.
Say, for example, you filled up the entire available surface of the Moon with elephants, and you found that even when you did this, the combined mass of the elephants was only 0.00065% of that of the Moon, and that was really a lot smaller than you wanted… Well, the answer to the problem is easy: Must Use Bigger Elephants.
Science Fiction is about finding bigger elephants, or faster space ships, or stronger metals, or better medicine.
Meanwhile, I must do something with that phrase in terms of the title of this blog…