The problem with action/adventure fiction is that most of it is dumb as rocks. The problem with literary fiction is that for all its beauty and depth, there’s usually not much going on. In between these two extremes lies what is generally known as “genre” fiction, i.e., the romance, SF, horror, mystery and suspense stories that most of us actually read.
Wil McCarthy is a writer of science fiction and science fact, when he’s not launching rockets, designing satellite constellations, or building robots for the aerospace industry. His goal in writing is to find the edge that balances action and depth, entertainment and enlightenment, science and fiction. He is particularly interested in stories which, however outlandish, could actually happen.