You never know when inspiration might strike. It could hit you at the least opportune moments, like, say, when you’re taking a shower after returning home from a sci-fi convention. Which is exactly where R.W.W. Greene first got the idea that grew into his sci-fi space opera novel The Light Years (paperback, Kindle). In the following email interview, Greene discusses what inspired and influenced this story, as well as what he’d like to see it adapted into.