So this morning, before leaving for the office, an idea for a book popped into my head. And I had to start writing. About six words in, I discovered that this idea for a sci-fi novel with an huge scale in space and time, with political intrigue, war, aliens — all the things you’d associate with Dune, for example — was also a comedy. And that was triggered by the name of the main character, which I’m not repeating here, yet. Why ruin the first good joke of the book?

Yeah, it’s right up there with Stephenson’s “Hiro Protagonist”…but, y’know, more crass.