I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.
Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
Fiction is not a dream. nor is it guesswork. It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
Fiction is love and hate and agreement and conflict and common adventure, not lonely musings on have-beens and might-have-beens.
Truth is the most powerful thing in the world, since even fiction itself must be governed by it, and can only please by its resemblance.
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything..
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself..
As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust..
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..
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another..
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
As strange as this may sound, I very seldom read fiction. Because my novels require so much research, almost everything I read is non-fiction-histories, biographies, translations of ancient texts.
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
Facts have long since upstaged fiction, and the novelistic imagination now contents itself with documenting incidents it wouldn't have the temerity to invent.
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
The boundary between philosophy and fiction is not as clear cut as you may think and the two definitely interact.