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Quote Left What the hell is nostalgia doing in a science-fiction film? With the whole universe and all the future to play in, Lucas took his marvelous toys and crawled under the fringed cloth on the parlor table, back into a nice safe hide hole, along with Flash Gordon and the Cowardly Lion and Luke Skywalker and the Flying Aces and the Hitler Jugend. If there's a message there, I don't think I want to hear it. Quote Right
Quote Left That certainly is one approach to take. My own is to acknowledge the inner child and try to work with my first fascination with science fiction. I have tried to build on its idea content and narrative drive rather than to discard them. Quote Right
Quote Left In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since. Quote Right
Quote Left Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists Quote Right
Quote Left Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century. Quote Right
Quote Left The question grows more troubling with each passing year how much of what yesterday's science fiction regarded as unspeakably dreadful has become today's award-winning research Quote Right
Quote Left Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Quote Right
Quote Left Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts. Quote Right
Quote Left Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful. Quote Right
Quote Left The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it. Quote Right
Quote Left Science fiction is not predictive; it is descriptive. Quote Right
Quote Left Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all. Quote Right
Quote Left The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers. Quote Right
Quote Left Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. Quote Right
Quote Left I was twelve when I read my first sf magazine Quote Right
Quote Left I've been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my Star Trek character and I've been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex. Quote Right
Quote Left Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction. Quote Right