Working by a Wood Fire

I am sitting by the fire writing about the human brain and science fiction.

There is something deeply satisfying about the warmth, smell, and flame of a wood fire.

I find the fire soothing and continually restorative while I am writing what would otherwise be stress inducing and draining.

Perhaps fire has worked its way into the human brain. Frances D. Burton and others would probably agree with that.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.