"I am not anti-female, I am anti-human. I wrote this story from the perspective of a female human because that came most naturally, as you might imagine. But if the narrator had been a male human, it would not have changed the events. When a human being is totally surrounded by creatures with supernatural strength, speed, senses, and various other uncanny powers, he or she is not going to be able to hold his or her own. Sorry. That's just the way it is.
Blake Thorburn: So being ignorant is the way to go, huh?
: For billions of people on this Earth, yes. It affords a kind of protection. Not immunity. But on the whole, the average person is better off for being unaware.