Method of Story and Process for “At the Center of the World”

When I was working on my hard SF story "At the Center of the World" about Russian ballerinas, high-energy physics, and the ameliorating power of love, I did a lot of research. One of the things I researched was ballerinas, and this was a topic I had wanted to write about ever since I took …

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The Ballet Giselle — Inspiration for “At the Center of the World”

It was this clip from the ballet Giselle (ostensibly about a dead woman dancing with her lover) that was the inspiration for my hard science fiction story "At the Center of the World" which was published by New Myths Magazine in their #16 issue. As you might expect, one of the main characters in my …