Monday, April 21, 2008

I was lying in bed in the morning and I had the idea to write a science fiction novel in which a severe disorder has infected certain people: they are incapable of discerning whether others are male or female. Somehow this throws the entire society in turmoil. All of gender and sexuality is put into question. Additionally, inanimate objects have gained not only consciousness but gender themselves. Toasters, cars, chairs, shoes, everything. It's all slowly gravitating toward full consciousness and sexuality. The people who suffer from the disorder are called Aniamata if they are male and Annamiata if they are female - those aren't clinical terms, those are their actual names once they are diagnosed.