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.
I wouldn't like to be a character in one of my books!
You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really.
I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!
My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.
In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed.
I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese.
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.
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.
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