ISBN: 067172052x Global Overview for this book
4 journalers for this copy...
A fun read even though many of the references escaped me since I'm only a peripheral fan, not hard core.
Other copies on my BookCrossing shelf: 10517240 • 13724210
What attracted Sherrine to science fiction: "Even in the most depressing dystopia, there's still the notion that the future is something we build. It doesn't just happen. You can't predict the future, but you can invent it. Build it. That is a hopeful idea, even when the building collapses."
"A lot of my mundane friends think that explaining a phenomenon 'ruins the magic'. I think the explanations just make it more magical than before. 'Danes live in a world where everything happens on the surface; where everything is just a symptom - like the rainbows. But a cloud of microscopic crystal prisms is as magical as an unexplained rainbow every day."
During the discussion on cyberbooks:
"Did you ever hear Philip K. Dick's definition of a dullard?" ... "Someone who looks a thing up in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book."
"A well-read, educated public is more difficult to lead around by the nose ring."
Niven's Law: No cause is so noble that it won't attract fuggheads.
Sometimes what was important was not what was true, but what you believed was true.
Like cobbling together a spaceship and flying into space.
Believing wouldn't make it happen, but not believing would make it not happen. Everything starts as somebody's daydream.
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