Learning to Navigate

Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.

  1. Buckminster Fuller

Writing science fiction or fantasy is much like taking a journey to an unknown destination. What to pack? What can one take as currency? What is the vehicle you’ll travel in? Will you self-navigate or be chauffeured? You take a device to record and describe the journey. In my case pen and paper since it takes so little space.

I began my journey with speculation for fuel. The what-if questions came as a result of some breakthrough science or discovery I’d read about. The characters blossomed out of the numbers of people (animals, and other creatures) I’ve met through time. Both discoveries – science and animate discoveries – continue to provide fuel for my journey. I find it odd that in this world, let alone universe, we continue to look for something solid, safe, and predictable.

Publishing has been, to be kind, a learning experience. I’m not good at promoting myself. Further, I do not have the tools to navigate what has become a world of gadgets and passwords, sophisticated codes and symbols. Part of my ignorance in this regard has hampered my ability to communicate. For instance, I do not have a link to the book on this page. There are two. One is this:


The other this: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/563106

Know that I look forward to your perspective regarding the book. Did reading trigger any thought, perhaps one that changed your view on something? Or simply, did you enjoy the book? or hate the book? If the latter, what is your critique? I want to hear it all, for each perspective helps enlarge my own life’s scope.

K.F. Lee



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