A diary of a writer of science fiction as she dons her mecha combat suit to enter a future of endless wonder
"Look, Dave, it's a really nifty design, but between 3 and 6 percent of the Western population has arachnophobia bad enough to affect their lives. Do you really want to cut 3-6% off our potential sales? No. Now go and make it fuzzy, with short stubby limbs and big googly eyes."
Or, they would be dressed with Teddy Bear fur, to make them cuddly.