Once upon a time, there lived a boy who dreamed of fighting dragons on a faraway planet. He read every last book ever written about this planet and loved the heroines of the stories. Yes, there were also heroes, but it was the women heroes that inspired him.
I am John Sanders, and I write programs by day, to make big dangerous machines behave, and write science and speculative fiction by night to entertain. I pay tribute to one of the greatest female authors I have had the pleasure to have read during my youth and adult years, Anne McCaffrey. Her style of writing of character-driven stories has formed the basis for my own style of writing.