Here's a brief excerpt. An editor, explaining his reasons for rejecting my story collection, which features an alien takeover of Earth, writes that "My main complaint is that the stories are a bit mainstream." Marty quotes from the letter, then comments: "When I hear that an editor is complaining because these are 'solid, ecological stories' that are 'well-researched and relevant' yet 'a bit mainstream' I tend to scratch my head and wonder how any story about ALIENS could ever be considered mainstream? When did "mainstream" and "aliens" ever appear in the same sentence. Isn't that like an, umm, oxymoron?"
Read more of Marty's thoughts thoughts on aliens, mainstream, publishing, and me, at http://martyhalpern.blogspot.com/2010/02/aliens-have-entered-mainstreams-orbit.html