James Smythe

James Smythe


Whatever The Big Idea Is.

I've done the BIG IDEA post over at John Scalzi's excellent website this week.

To my mind, the best moments in SF are the quietest ones. They’re the ones before the chaos starts: before the astronauts land wherever they are going to land, or meet the aliens that they’re going to meet or discover the MacGuffin at the heart of their journey. They’re the moments where the characters look out at space and they revel in it: in how lonely it is, and how isolating, and how empty.

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