Commentary, A Jump To Conclusions No. 23

As I write these last few annotations all in a row, I have the chance to talk about things that I would have missed or forgotten about if I’d done them one at a time as has become my habit.

In the previous entry, I added a little detail about Sam’s notebook I probably should have added earlier (except I didn’t plan it ahead of time). Nexus the city doesn’t look particularly far-future right now, which is something I worry about a little bit. This story didn’t really have any fancy easy interplanetary travel, or a particularly science fictiony murder, or many futuristic features. Part of it is that I’m sort of a retro personality even when I’m writing futuristic stuff; the idea of a notebook that you write in, and then you can wave your work off of it and come back to it later, is appealing to me.

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