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Not to be outdone

That group of writings which is usually referred to as ‘mainstream literature’ is actually a special subgroup of the field of science fiction—for science fiction deals with all places in the Universe, and all times in Eternity, so the literature of the here-and-now is, truly, a subset of science fiction.

-- John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding Science Fiction, 1948

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spamsink
Jan. 7th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
Unless it has nothing to do with science, in which case it is just fiction, as it is generally known.
solomon2
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
Even unscientific things are subject to scientific investigation (by a different science), but I grant your point.
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