Justina Robson is the author of three internationally critically acclaimed works of science fiction: Silver Screen, Mappa Mundi and Natural History. Her next book is called Living Next Door to the God of Love and is out in late 2005. She occasionally reviews literary SF for the Guardian newspaper and the small press. Her short stories have appeared in the U.K. and U.S. She always wanted to be a writer and made it through years of practice writing TV and film fanfics, so this essay is by way of thanks to all the many happy viewing hours. For more information please go to www.justinarobson.com.