In the original Planet Of The Apes movies, simians were originally domesticated to be pets because dogs and cats had gone extinct. But then, of course, they realized the monkeys, etc., could be used as slave labor, and the next think they knew, it was the future, and apes had become our masters. But what if, instead of trying to turn gorillas into pets, they had created designer dragons. It’s an idea explored in Dan Koboldt’s new sci-fi novel Domesticating Dragons (paperback, Kindle). In the following email interview about it, Koboldt discusses what inspired and influenced this story, as well as why, despite being about dragons, it’s not a fantasy tale.