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.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.
Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
Science fiction is very healthy in its form.
In the meantime, I just have to create those realistic goals about the fact that I don't have a ton of options as an actor who's been on a science fiction show for 8 years.
I think if I'm going to do a science fiction, I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do.
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
The novel doesn't come into existence until certain methods of reproducing fiction come along.
Against the sustained tick of a watch, fiction takes the measure of a life, a season, a look exchanged, the turning point, desire as brief as a dream, the grief and terror that after childhood we cease to express.
All novels are experimental.
The idea that I'm going to have to sit down to write some fiction where I'm going to have to think of a plot would really scare me, because it would come out a mess.
The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
I don't read fiction at all.
You learn a lot, writing fiction.
No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
People as me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research.
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