” ‘Floating Worlds,’ published in 1975 and the lone science fiction novel by acclaimed historical novelist Cecelia Holland, was unique in being completely devoid of the usual pulp influences present in much space opera up to that time. “


” Some people become passionate readers and fans of science fiction during childhood or adolescence. I picked up on SF somewhat later than that, my escape reading of choice during my youth was historical novels, and one of my favorite writers was Mary Renault. “


” Historical fiction is actually good preparation for reading SF. Both the historical novelist and the science fiction writer are writing about worlds unlike our own. “


” A feeling for history is almost an essential for writing and appreciating good science fiction, for sensing the connections between the past and future that run through our present. “



All 4 Pamela Sargent Quotes about Science in picture



Some people become passionate readers and fans of science fiction during childhood or adolescence. I picked up on SF somewhat later than that, my escape reading of choice during my youth was historical novels, and one of my favorite writers was Mary Renault.


Historical fiction is actually good preparation for reading SF. Both the historical novelist and the science fiction writer are writing about worlds unlike our own.
A feeling for history is almost an essential for writing and appreciating good science fiction, for sensing the connections between the past and future that run through our present.
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