Happy National Science Fiction Day! - Lucy L. Austin

Happy National Science Fiction Day!

Happy National Science Fiction Day!

Yep. 2nd January is Science Fiction Day, a non-official holiday which celebrates everything science fiction, like…

  • Natural events and disasters
  • Scientific discoveries
  • Societal evolution
  • Technological innovations

Um….sound familiar?!

Nothing can be crazier than our reality right now, can it? CAN IT?!?!? Put it to the test and try some/re-read some classics like:

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • Most of Margaret Atwood’s collection 😊

I’m not going to attempt to try and suggest this is a top-ten quotes, but for your geekery pleasure, here’s a few quotes from some stone-cold legends, and if you think I’ve missed any important ones – let me know!

 

  1. “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

 

  1. “Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

  1. He who controls the spice controls the universe.” – Frank Herbert, Dune

 

  1. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov, Foundation

 

  1. “There’s something to be said for hunger: at least it lets you know you’re still alive.” – Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

 

  1. “After all, a person is herself, and others. Relationships chisel the final shape of one’s being. I am me, and you.” – K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

 

  1. Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in 10 seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

 

  1. “It’s Alive! Alive!”Mary Shelley, Frankenstein 

 

  1. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

 

  1. ‘A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

 

Live long and prosper,

Lucy




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