The OFloinn's random thoughts on science fiction, philosophy, statistical analysis, sundry miscellany, and the Untergang des Abendlandes
Perhaps the only thing more difficult to explain would be this flowchart to someone without using any visual aids.
BTW, you familiar with a sf writer from the early C20 by the name of Sedgewick? A Quaker, he served as an ambulance driver on the French front, I believe, and became a well known author in the decades thereafter.
Sedgewick rings no bells; but it is early AM so I may remember later.
EPIC FIAL. [Yes, intentional sp. It's recursive irony.] This is what you get for reading before falling asleep. The name is Stapledon, not Sedgewick!