Tag: Quotes on SpecFic

G. K. Chesterton

November 26, 2011 Bookish 0

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. G. K. Chesterton These days most dragons in fantasy are good …


L.M. Montgomery

October 21, 2011 Bookish 0

There is such a place as fairyland – but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize…


George R. R. Martin

October 17, 2011 Bookish 0

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of…


Terry Goodkind

October 13, 2011 Bookish 0

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…


Arthur C. Clarke

October 9, 2011 Bookish 0

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


Ray Bradbury

September 29, 2011 Bookish 0

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…



William Gibson

September 23, 2011 Bookish 0

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


Terry Brooks

September 21, 2011 Bookish 0

Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. It lets me capture the magic I felt reading my favorite books, and imagining my own worlds. A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore. I think that it gives…


Jennifer Fallon

September 5, 2011 Bookish 0

I love the genre. I love playing with societies and religions and philosophies, shaking them up and seeing how they settle. Jennifer Fallon, ARWZ Literary Magazine interview


J. K. Rowling

August 27, 2011 Bookish 0

Harry goes off into this magical world, and is it any better than the world he’s left? Only because he meets nicer people. Magic does not make his world better significantly. The relationships make his world better. Magic in many ways complicates his life. J. K. Rowling – Time Magazine US…