” As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book. “


” I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can’t have machines that exhibit consciousness. “


” I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese. “


” You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing’s a double skill, really. “


” As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you’d thought of. “


” Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn’t matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state. “


” Most mainstream male fiction is littered with heroines, and female characters are basically so great, you want to fall in love with them. “


” In so much of politics you’re not allowed to disagree with what’s been agreed. “


” I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you’re frightened of is to make fun of it. That’s why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds. “



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As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book.
I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can


I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.
You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing
As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you
Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn
Most mainstream male fiction is littered with heroines, and female characters are basically so great, you want to fall in love with them.
In so much of politics you
I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you
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