Mark J. Rose

Writing Matt Miller in the Colonies – Blog Entry 8

Bradbury, Ellison, Asimov

JUly 12, 2022 – BLOG ENTRY 8

I only want this entry to be quotes about science fiction. Maybe someday, my opinions will be quoted, but for now, I’m going to assume that I can’t say it any better than it’s already been said.

“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 about.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“Science fiction and fantasy is a kind of literature that embodies the highest aspirations of the human race.” ~ Harlan Ellison

“Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.” ~ Isaac Asimov

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