I was born in Colonial Africa, and grew up during a time of great social, economic and political change.
I was privileged to have a childhood which allowed me to explore my environment with little or no adult supervision. Happy are the memories of lying in grassy, sunlit meadows, chewing on a stalk of sweet grass, imagining what lay beyond the arc of blue and white above my head.
Added to that, a youth spent rummaging in the library for dusty, dog-eared paper- and hard-backs of Asimov, Clarke, Tolkien and Lewis, has ensured that I will always believe there is a lot more “out there” than mere cosmic dust.
My “modern” day heroes of Tepper, Silverberg, McCaffrey, Moddesit, Pratchett, Cherryh, Brooks and Bear (to name a few) have created an insatiable appetite for “otherness”. Their creativity and masterful writing have inspired and challenged me to dream and explore for myself.
Some themes are timeless. The beauty of Science and Fantasy Fiction is that the variables become endless. The same situation could have any number of outcomes, especially when the “ground rules” change. Hence this site.
So join me in some social experiments, across time and space.
Kim Magennis January 2015