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'My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.'


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'The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.'


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'It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.'


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'There's no doubt that scientific training helps many authors to write better science fiction. And yet, several of the very best were English majors who could not parse a differential equation to save their lives.'


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'Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.'


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'Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.'


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'But honestly, if you do a rigorous survey of my work, I'll bet you'll find that biology is a theme far more often than physical science.'

 

 

 

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