“If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.”
Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)
I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said
One of the major points in making Symbiosis is to make a world were we are not all hung up on things like sex,race, gender, etc, etc, etc. So in moving forward with this book, whenever I can, I try and make as diverse a population as possible, and as I’ve posted about earlier, some will be gender-fluid.
After I’m finished with the book I’ll probably just pretend that’s the way the world really is and I’m just stuck in a weird part of it.