Brian Rush

unfoldI am not really a believer in simplistic moral categories, and yet for some reason in my fiction I always (or nearly always) seem to draw things down to a binary choice. At the same time, the choice itself isn’t simple and the possibility of moral confusion is always there.

It’s happening again in Refuge, my current work in progress. Another take is shaping up on the conflict between love and power, and between two alternate futures for the world. In one of those futures, genetic engineering is a right for all people, and everyone is (by today’s standards) superior in intelligence, free of preventable disease, happly, curious, and excited about life’s adventure. In the other, everything is done for the benefit of a privileged elite, and all non-members of this elite are so reduced in status that they can be chosen at will by the elite and subjected…

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