Mike Van Horn

Great story! With me, it was a girl in my evening writing class at UCLA. During break I followed her out to the vending machines. She bought some Funky Granola and offered me some.

It's been 50 years now, and it's still about food. And writing.

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I just read the report from the US Air Force documenting the unidentified objects shadowing our aircraft. "Unexplainable. Beyond our technological capabilities."

My first thoughts:

- The government did not try to hide this from people.

- People were not panicked. They ignored it.

- Worst of all, if this turns out to be real alien contact, it will screw up my science fiction stories. This is the biggest hazard for a sci fi writer.

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My novels are written first person. My heroine is the narrator of her story. Occasionally she says, "Dear Reader, I've got to explain something to you." or "I'm sure you [readers] have seen these stories about me in the tabloids." I think this works if I don't overdo it.

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Mike Van Horn

Mike Van Horn

I have 3 identities: 1. Science fiction writer. 2. Small business advisor. My sci fi is a hell of a lot more fun! 3. Lonely politics — not right, not left.