Tag: Quotes on SpecFic

Nov 26

G. K. Chesterton

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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 …

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Oct 21

L.M. Montgomery

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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…

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Oct 17

George R. R. Martin

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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…

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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 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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Sep 21

Terry Brooks

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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…

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Sep 05

Jennifer Fallon

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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

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Aug 27

J. K. Rowling

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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…

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