Why No Aliens?
I have been asked several friends why no aliens appear in any of the stories that I have posted on to my blog, as they note that once upon a time I had written several short Sci-Fi stories which featured Aliens in them. Now I am not knocking having Aliens in your science fiction stories. They are a great device, to get an idea across to the reader.
I have not used Aliens in my stories, and probably won’t use them anytime in the near future, here I hedge my bets as one should never say never. I do so because I find there are to many people studying the Klingon language Instead of Arabic; to many learning all about Vulcan culture instead of Malay culture.
To put it a bit more bluntly, we are surrounded by Aliens and they are us. For the average American; Mexicans and Muslims are Aliens. For many Muslims; Americans might as well be Martians, and I believe with the rise of genetic manipulation and cybernetic implants we will see even more drift between groups. So I hope with my stories to help bridge some of those gaps as it just makes sense to me that as many Americans should know who the first Caliph was (AbuBakr) as know who Surak was.