Peter Aidan Byrne is an aspiring SFF novelist, and a writer of critical essays on geek culture, pop culture, and just plain culture, period. His writing on the various and sundry TV incarnations of Star Trek can be found at Trek vs Trek. This blog is his mostly-in-vain attempt to make sense of what it means to be a maker and consumer of fiction, at a time when fiction somehow feels both more frivolous, and more necessary, than ever. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and he thinks No Man’s Sky got a bad rap.