I have no way of researching this, but I think I might just be the first science fiction author with his own official, registered tartan.
For those of you who have no idea what that means, a tartan is a plaid pattern, each unique and distinct (and registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans), used in kilts and other Scottish, Irish, and English garments. Different clans, regions, organizations (and now science fiction writers) have their own tartans, and others exist just to show association with a cause or idea.
So if you’re one of those people who has always longed to wear Highland attire but never knew what tartan you should be wearing, you can now sport mine! Continue reading