Tuesday, August 30, 2016
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
Imagine that you've met an extraterrestrial race. The how or why isn't important, only that you now know there's a whole universe of planets to explore. Now, you have been given a choice. You can return to Earth and remain, or you can find a place amongst the star-faring races. Which would you choose?