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One of the standard story-generating engines for science fiction is to take something we normally think of as metaphoric and treat it as if it were literal.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

Regrettably, with ‘2001’ having a title that had a year in it, science fiction essentially set itself up in the public’s imagination as saying, ‘Here’s what you get if you wait to that year.’ Well, we all waited till that year, and we didn’t get anything at all like that.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

There were four major 20th-century science fiction writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein and Ray Bradbury. Of those four, the first three were all published principally in science-fiction magazines. They were preaching to the converted.

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Print science fiction writers often do consulting for government bodies.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

You can’t be a 21st-century science fiction writer writing about Mars without doing tips of the hat to Edgar Rice Burroughs, to Ray Bradbury, to H.G. Wells, to the guys who first put it in the public imagination that Mars was an exciting place.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

Traditionally, the science fiction reader has been the 16- to 24-year-old male, especially the male with an interest in technology.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

When the state was going to tell you what your future would be, science fiction was irrelevant.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

Bradbury was the one guy who was published in places like the ‘Saturday Evening Post.’ He was the guy who brought science fiction to the masses. If he hadn’t existed, science fiction would have been a well-kept secret in literature instead of a widely consumed phenomenon.

Quote by Robert J. Sawyer :

By serializing two novels in ‘Analog,’ the world’s No. 1, best-selling science fiction magazine, I’ve had 200,000 words of fiction and three cover stories in that magazine. Quite an enviable record.

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My personal mission statement is to combine the intimately human and the grandly cosmic. I like to think that science fiction works on these two different scales.