|The Early Days of a Better Nation|
Saturday, January 01, 2011
So I'm explaining the novel I'm writing and Ian Rankin says:
'Tell me Ken, is anyone writing a hopeful novel about the future?'
'That's my next,' I tell him.
It seems to be a trend. Charlie has a hopeful novel in the works, Alastair Reynolds has a whole series outlined, and I've heard the same question from some actual scientists.
One of the side-effects of writing a dystopian novel is that you start to look for the bright side, like that phone app that shows you what stars you're looking at and when you turn it towards the ground you see the sun on the other side of the Earth.
Happy New Year, everyone!