Are we shaped more by genes or experiences? Born in Prague at the heart of Bohemia, the ancient home of the Celtic Boii, I believe a balance of both has guided me through my professional career. An R&D engineer in telecom technologies; at mid-life changing to economic restructuring and financial planning; and now, at a ripe age, turning to social science fiction: a peek into the future for unfettered minds.
#TheTwin is social science fiction about a twin planet of Earth discovered in a parallel universe. Both worlds have a great deal in common, but there are also differences. For one, the people on Twin are sort of left-brained, much more technical than artistic. A freelance reporter writes a fictional story about a tropical island named Bohemia and sends it to Twin. There, a talented Earthling descendant illustrates the story comics-style, making it wildly popular with the natives who’d never seen anything like that before.
To paraphrase an old poster, “The writer’s job is not finished until the numbers are done.”
The most important identifier a book can have is the International Standard Book Number. Without an ISBN, your social science fiction as if doesn’t exist; it will not be found in most bookstores, whether brick or online.