When I'm not energetically cranking out more exciting adventures (or staring sullenly at the blank white screen) (or leveling my rogue), I try to think about my next series after I finish writing the current one. It takes place in space.
I just found this nifty article with embedded video that's kind of surfing along a similar wavelength -- cautioning people to avoid science fiction when trying to envision aliens. (Thanks File 770, I want to save this one to my notepad.) Storytelling ... without the story telling. And the solipsism and cliches. Yeah, that's what I wanna do, right there ... except how?
Back to pondering.