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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Science Fiction Is Literature

There is no more fundamental misrecognition of the force of science fiction than to think it concerns what if more than what is.

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jollyspaniard said...

It's painfully obvious if you read or watch any of the older stuff so it's surprising that people don't grok this.

DoctorTheopolis said...

The reason I ever once loved sci-fi was because it inspired in me the question: "what if there exists more than what is?". Of course by "what is" I mean, what authority and church declare "what is". So in that sense, sci-fi was, when I was young, a vehicle enabling me to reach outside my family, outside my church, outside all authority into "what may be"...someday. Sci-fi was a guide-star to me in that way. BUT I was young, and no one is young anymore (maybe). In any case, now I can see that "what if" is nothing but bullshit. Then agin I can always pray to Jesus. Well, off to work... ;D

Dale Carrico said...

I'm not sure I mean by the what if and the what is precisely what you do that may or may not have set you off here. Be that as it may, if it really has come to that, good luck with baby Jesus.