Seeing the Future in Science Fiction

29 May 2012 in international | questo post è lungo 113 parole

William Gibson:

"Things might be different, science fiction told me, and different in literally any way you could imagine, however radical. Simply to know that people who thought that way existed was a game changer for me.

Being able to directly access their minds, as a reader, was like discovering an abundant, perpetually replenished, and freely available source of mental oxygen. You bought it from a wire rack in the bus terminal, less than a dollar a shot, and took home Alfred Bester, Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Sheckley, and many others—and then you saw things differently, in extraordinary company."

Read the full article: Seeing the Future in Science Fiction : The New Yorker.

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