” You can’t be a 21st-century science fiction writer writing about Mars without doing tips of the hat to Edgar Rice Burroughs, to Ray Bradbury, to H.G. Wells, to the guys who first put it in the public imagination that Mars was an exciting place. “


” I really strived to give equal weight to the two halves of my genre’s name: science and fiction. “


” Hard science fiction, which is what I write, often is rightly criticized for having either negligible or unbelievable characterization, but the science I’ve actually studied most post-secondarily is psychology, and characterization is the art of dramatizing psychological principles. “


” The traditional route to success in science fiction is by making a name for yourself in short fiction, so people who read science fiction magazines will recognize your byline on a novel. “


” By serializing two novels in ‘Analog,’ the world’s No. 1, best-selling science fiction magazine, I’ve had 200,000 words of fiction and three cover stories in that magazine. Quite an enviable record. “


” The general public still thinks that science fiction has nothing to do with their day-to-day lives. “


” Science fiction should not be dismissed as escapism. It is a profound vehicle for talking about social and political issues. “


” One of the things that science fiction gets to do is thought experiments about the human condition that would be impractical or unethical to conduct in real life. “


” When I started publishing – my first novel came out in 1990 – there were no options for publishing science fiction in Canada. There were no small presses, and the large presses simply would not touch it at all. “


” Social progress is a big thing for me. Although science fiction is traditionally concerned with the hard sciences, which is chemistry, physics, and, some might argue, biology, my father was and still is a social scientist at the University of Toronto. “



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I really strived to give equal weight to the two halves of my genre
Hard science fiction, which is what I write, often is rightly criticized for having either negligible or unbelievable characterization, but the science I
The traditional route to success in science fiction is by making a name for yourself in short fiction, so people who read science fiction magazines will recognize your byline on a novel.
By serializing two novels in
The general public still thinks that science fiction has nothing to do with their day-to-day lives.
Science fiction should not be dismissed as escapism. It is a profound vehicle for talking about social and political issues.
One of the things that science fiction gets to do is thought experiments about the human condition that would be impractical or unethical to conduct in real life.
When I started publishing - my first novel came out in 1990 - there were no options for publishing science fiction in Canada. There were no small presses, and the large presses simply would not touch it at all.
Social progress is a big thing for me. Although science fiction is traditionally concerned with the hard sciences, which is chemistry, physics, and, some might argue, biology, my father was and still is a social scientist at the University of Toronto.

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