Scorpio novelist Kurt Vonnegut rebelled against literary traditions. His stories were often hybrids of sci-fi and autobiography. Free-form philosophizing blended with satirical moral commentary. He could be cynical yet playful, and he told lots of jokes. “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over,” he testified. “Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” He’s your role model for the next four weeks. Your challenge? Wander as far as you can into the frontier without getting lost.