June Questions

Why are you so obsessed with the proper use of power and the concepts of power?

While I would contest the fact that I’m “obsessed” with themes involving power, I certainly wouldn’t deny that all of my work has major concerns with the issues of power. The reason for this is simple. That’s life. Every relationship, whether personal or professional, has power issues behind it, Every society is based on a power structure. Earnings are based not only on goods and services supplied, but the relative power bases of suppliers and users. Anyone who doesn’t understand these fundamentals understands neither people nor cultures. Even when I write about fictional societies,I do my best to represent the kind of power dynamics that have pervaded any society that ever existed. Should such dynamics exist? That’s another question, but given human psychology, they do exist, and will continue to do so until something changes our internal “hard-wiring.”