Two things fascinate me: science, which tries to discover how the natural world works, and myths, even when they are presented as “realism”— the endless delight humans find in stories about the adventures of other humans.
No matter how astonishing, discoveries are made by people — frail, captious, dreamy, what have you — and that’s where the real stories are found. The axis of all my stories is people grappling to understand the so-called real world, including one another.
Sophocles said it best: “Wonders are many. None is more wonderful than humanity itself.”