I’m pretty catholic about what constitutes 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.
A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
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.
My first thought was always a cigarette. It still is, but I haven’t cheated.
The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.