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Ever-relevant science fiction

August 7, 2007

Denise McCune has a wonderful entry up on her blog about why she writes science fiction , and I think it speaks to a lot of why I am I drawn to science fiction (even though I need a primer on the lit side) and why I’m drawn to mediated technology. ‘Cause at the core of it, its a new method of human interaction. At least I hope.

A snippet:

And some of it was good, and some of it was tolerable, and some of it was not my cuppa, and some of it — I say this with all seriousness — changed my life. It taught me how to think — it taught me to think — and how to feel, how to be capable of feeling. It taught me how look around me and isolate trends, how to view the world as a beautiful spiral of connection and consequence. It taught me that we are what we make of ourselves, and that we have within us — us-the-species, us-the-culture, us-the-individual — the seeds of both great benevolence and great atrocity.

I don’t see how not science fiction could be appropriate in the age that that caught up with its imaginings.

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  1. Mom permalink
    August 7, 2007 9:12 am

    I loved that quote, especially the part about connection and consequence! I’d like to think you are drawn to science fiction because of my and dad’s interest in it. I do admit that you are in another plane or galaxy from us on the subject now. You have been beamed up and we are here on earth waving to you!!!
    Love Mom

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