The Mirage: the Big Idea

This morning I have a Big Idea essay up on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog, explaining some of the thoughts behind the making of The Mirage. You’ll find the essay here. My thanks to Mr. Scalzi for the opportunity.

Also, a quick programming reminder: I’ll be appearing at Elliott Bay Book Company tonight at 7 PM to read from and talk about the novel. If the Big Idea catches your interest and you’re in the neighborhood, feel free to come by the bookstore and ask me some questions.