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 the concept about which it revolves, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all.
I hate things all fiction… there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric – and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.[La ficción se inventó el día en que Jonás llegó a casa y le dijo a su esposa que había llegado tres días tarde porque había sido tragado por una ballena.]
Fiction is Truth’s elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till someone had told a story.