A simple cartoon image showing an adult green dragon, sitting upright on an otherwise barren landscape, its wings spread, looking down proudly at its hatchling child—-a baby dragon that looks absolutely nothing like it. The baby’s egg is lying in front ant to each side of it, cracked open into two halves. The baby has a unicorn’s horn, cat’s ears, and many, many fairy-like wings, all in different colors of the rainbow. The caption reads, “New Concepts Are Being Hatched Around Here All The Time.”
I have a printout of it on the wall above my desk; it’s a gentle hint of what life is like in the household of a science fiction novelist.