Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.
One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of the mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.
For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts... It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important... truth with fiction.
The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.
There is a real connection between Philosopy and fiction.
Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks
I just think that fiction that isn't exploring what it means to be human today isn't art.
I read very widely, both non-fiction and fiction, so I don't think there's a single writer who influences me.
Writing fiction is ... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
I wrote speculative fiction because I loved to read it, and thought I could do better than some of the people who were getting published.
I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.
Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.
Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
Fiction is about what it is to be a human being.
I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world.
People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
The fact that it's science fiction gives you the license to do anything you want to do.
But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.
I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way.
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