No, not a real mother.
Maybe, not even a real invention, either!
I think science-fiction has changed a lot. I don’t mean that it’s different today than it was when I was a kid, though, I think that’s true, too. No, what I mean is that the intrepid science-fiction authors who have entertained us for so many years have actually changed things with their stories. One way I think they’ve changed things is via invention. They’re constantly coming up with crazy, new,…