Being an independent self-published author, I’ve always sought to find other independent authors to enjoy… supporting the fraternity, as it were. But from the very beginning, I’ve had a problem: I can’t find indie authors, like myself, writing the kind of SF novels that I write and enjoy. There must be some; I can’t be the only futurist SF writer, or the last futurist writer who’s still independent or self-published. Where are all my futurist SF writing homeys?
When I was a boy, I would often pick up novels wherein I didn’t actually read characters’ swear words; instead, I read the author’s account of the characters’ swearing, to wit: “He swore,” “he gave his opinion in language not fit for polite society,” “her language, as crude as any sailor’s, caused her companions to blush furiously,” etc. And I was introduced to the familiar scene known as “kiss kiss, cut to morning,” in which something significant happened in-between, but was apparently not appropriate enough for me to be privy to.