The US Northwest is Speculative (Non) Fiction

Frank Herbert didn’t write Dune in the Northwest for nothing. Look, here at Soap Lake, Washington, the U.S. Government is pumping electricity straight into the ground, after, it appears, drawing it from the earth in the first place.


What’s more, this area is signed as being private land. Got that?


Here, the U.S. Government is a private land owner. Who, then, has given it title? Very cool, isn’t it! SF Writers, I think you should move to Soap Lake. There’s a new coffee shop that doubles as a liquor store, ice cream parlour and gift shop, so the landing shouldn’t be too hard. There’s a magnificent air raid siren, too, if you’re looking for even more plot.




And that’s just one tiny town. You should see Ritzville!

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