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Let it be understood, in the first place, that a science fiction story must be an exposition of a scientific theme and it must be also a story.
Hugo Gernsback
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He is a big fan of pulp fiction/American private-eye stories. He writes very tough, amoral tales of urban life with very few good cops, and usually it is the villains who are the heroes of his books. It is a very interesting take.
Ian Rankin
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Kurt Vonnegut
You cannot be a good writer of serious fiction if you are not depressed
Kurt Vonnegut
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We're having a science fiction week in investment banking land. They're throwing so much out it's confusing the market.
Irv DeGraw
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Simply studying a DNA sample when we don't know which genes are regulating skin care is science fiction.
Richard Myers
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Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.
Italo Calvino
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J. Ballard
Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
J. Ballard
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It was just like an invasion in a science fiction movie.
Richard Shine
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The older I've got the less I find myself going back and re-reading or really reading new fiction or poetry.
Reynolds Price
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But in all that, I had not done an adaptation of classic Indiana fiction.
James Still
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Oscar Wilde
One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed.
Oscar Wilde
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Robert Browning
Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, the superstitious atheist.
Robert Browning
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Detective fiction is an extremely moral genre, dealing with the strongest violation of the moral contract,
Joanne Dobson
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It's purely fiction and Dan Brown recognizes that and promotes that.
John Campbell
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John Cheever
Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction.
John Cheever
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I was off spinning these raunchy fiction stories with dialogue, and that's not really what my professor wanted. About halfway through the semester, I caught on to what she wanted. I had to play catch-up just to get a C. I was happy to get that C.
John Crawford
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Undermining experience, embellishing experience, rearranging and enlarging experience into a species of mythology.
Philip Roth
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I hardly read any fiction.
Jon Scieszka
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Look around. It's harder and harder to find good fiction in mainstream magazines. I want this magazine to appeal to people interested in longform writing. This is anti-blog. It's writing worth the investment of time.
Philip Gourevitch
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I traded in textbooks for novels in three of my advanced public relations classes. Even though the stories are fiction, the characters and plot can reinforce theories, ethics and the realities of working in a career such as public relations.
Josh Boyd
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more fact than fiction.
Pocahontas
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The Godfather is a very deep and robust fiction. It's such a great story that we wanted to find places where the character can fit in.
Mike Perry
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The essential quagmire of this book is that on one hand, he tells everybody this is fiction; then on the other hand, he basically tells everybody this is fact,
Mike Stevens
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He doesn't highlight the things he thinks is fact and the things he thinks is fiction, so the reader hasn't any way of knowing.
Mike Stevens
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Anne Rice
I do not allow fan fiction,
Anne Rice
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Anne Rice
The characters are copyrighted. It upsets me terribly to even think about fan fiction with my characters.
Anne Rice
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The traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lens and the Cinema screen tend to narrow it.
Daniel Boorstin
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Gore Vidal
I find in most novels no imagination at all. They seem to think the highest form of the novel is to write about marriage, because that's the most important thing there is for middle-class people.
Gore Vidal
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Henry Miller
One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
Henry Miller
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Somebody should write about a book about this. Because it's better than fiction.
Hines Ward
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