When sci-fi writers go bad
USA Today reported this week that science fiction authors Greg Bear, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Arlan Andrews, and Sage Walker met in May with the Homeland Security Department in
The five writers make up a group called Sigma, created by Andrews 15 years ago to advise federal officials. Writes USA Today reporter Mimi Hall:
Why offer their ideas to the government instead of private companies that pay big bucks?
“To save civilization,” Ringworld author Larry Niven says. “We do it in fiction. Why wouldn’t we want to do it in fact?”