One of the things that really bugs me in SF are stories where trained astronauts do really stupid things, or act like wet blankets when something bad happens. I’ve you’ve read anything about astronaut training, or any of their biographies, you know that’s just not going to happen. They’re always expecting the worst to happen, and have a procedure for dealing with it… if not, they’ll try things until they fix it or die, they won’t just stand there screaming.
I’ve started a writing factory like James Patterson. Now I just write an outline, and pay hamsters to write the book. Sunflower seeds are much cheaper than royalties.