I find humans tremendously interesting.
I would normally never set out to write a trilogy.
My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.
Fortunately, human beings are remarkably diverse models to work from.
But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens.
Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry can perform well in democracy.
Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?
One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events.
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work, I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more often than physical science.