I’m pretty catholic about what constitutes science fiction.
A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
That’s the method: restructure the world we live in in some way, then see what happens.
It’s clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations.
The robots came bearing a gift and the name of it was “Plenty.”Plenty is a habit-forming drug. You do not cut the dosage down. You kick it if you can; you stop the dose entirely. But the convulsions that follow may wreck the body entirely.
I was worried about sex,” he went on. “But you know what, Sulie? It’s like being told I can’t have any caviar for the next couple years. I don’t even like caviar. And when you come right down to it, I don’t want sex right now. I supposed you punched that into the computer? ‘Cut...
The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
My first thought was always a cigarette. It still is, but I haven’t cheated.