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For Those Who Underestimate Speculative Fiction…

Advice from 34 Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors

A small selection from books I’ve enjoyed:

“The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.” — A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

“There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.” — Mr. Wednesday in American Gods by Neil Gaiman

“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while.” — Montag in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

And to add one more to the list from the criminally underrecognized masterpiece The Sparrow:

“The mission, he thought, probably failed because of a series of logical, reasonable, carefully constructed decisions, each of which seemed like a good idea at the time. Like most colossal disasters.” – The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

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