Saturday, March 2, 2024

Science Fiction Writers - Algis Budrys

Algis Budrys had this to say about science fiction to Charles Platt author of Dream Makers:

"I think that all forms of fiction and art are actually survival mechanisms. Far from being frills and decorations on the face of some kind of practical world, they are just about the most practical thing there is. They consist of a series of affirmations or denials of conventional reality, and tests of various facets of reality. Science fiction has unique capabilities in that respect. I can talk seriously in science fiction about otherwise unattainable aspects of very important situations."

There are many forms of science fiction and this is one in which the author holds the world up to inspection, like under a microscope. Of course, it rarely holds up to such scrutiny.

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