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Oct 13

Terry Goodkind

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I never allow my characters to use magic to solve their problems. Some of their peripheral problems are solved through their magical abilities, but it’s couched in terms of overcoming those problems in a thinking way. The major conflicts in the books are always solved through human intellect, through thinking…

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Oct 09

Arthur C. Clarke

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No less a critic than C. S. Lewis has described the ravenous addiction that these magazines inspired; the same phenomenon has led me to call science fiction the only genuine consciousness-expanding drug. Arthur C. Clarke, “Of Sand and Stars”, 1983

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Sep 29

Ray Bradbury

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Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. … Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking…

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Sep 26

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Sara Douglass, the bestselling Australian fantasy writer, died this week after a battle with cancer. Sara was the first Australian signed to HarperCollins’ Voyager list in 1995. Voyager publisher Stephanie Smith said, “Sara Douglass was an extraordinary woman and one of the world’s greatest storytellers. I cannot express the personal…

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Sep 23

William Gibson

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One of the attractive contradictions of good science fiction is that its speculations about the technology of the future are recorded and transmitted in a medium that’s been around for centuries William Gibson: Beyond Cyberspace

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