Adam Roberts Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Adam Roberts Sayings: And after night comes day, or more night, depending on the particular time-frame you choose And after night comes day, or more night, depending on the particular time-frame you choose to apply to your perspective.
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Adam Roberts Sayings: I have a problem,' said Nikolai Nikolaivitch Asterinov, getting to his feet. 'I have a I have a problem,' said Nikolai Nikolaivitch Asterinov, getting to his feet. 'I have a problem, that I wish to share with this, our science fiction writers' collective. We are to concoct a race of aliens against which humanity can unite. Spacefaring aliens, no?' 'Yes, of course.' 'Then this is my problem. We know the party line. The philosophy of the party has always been that capitalistic Western fantasies of launching rockets to other planets will always be doomed by the internal contradictions of the competitive inefficiency of capitalism itself. Only the combined and unified effort of a whole people would be able to achieve so monumental an achievement as interstellar flight. No capitalist race could ever achieve something as sophisticated as interstellar flight; only communists could do this. Now, how can it be that these evil aliens are able to build spaceships and fly across the void? Surely they are not communists?
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Adam Roberts Sayings: Let us say that science fiction is a kind of conceptual disorientation of the familiar. Let us say that science fiction is a kind of conceptual disorientation of the familiar.
Adam Roberts Sayings: 'A fine story', said Asterinov ... 'Six months in prison, that tale,' said Sergei.'Was it 'A fine story', said Asterinov ...
'Six months in prison, that tale,' said Sergei.
'Was it the witch?', I asked 'I never know where the Party stands on issues of the supernatural ... '
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'It was, - understand, I do not know for sure, I heard this at second or third hand - it was the walk through the forest. Apparently I was just too convincing in the representation of a poor man's yearning for money ... '
Adam Roberts Sayings: A realist writer might break his protagonist's leg, or kill his fiancee; but a science A realist writer might break his protagonist's leg, or kill his fiancee; but a science fiction writer will immolate whole planets, and whilst doing so he will be more concerned with the placement of commas than the screams of the dying.
Adam Roberts Sayings: I never liked the news; it pretends to be all different, every day, when in I never liked the news; it pretends to be all different, every day, when in fact it is all the same.
Adam Roberts Sayings: We used to think God made us in His image, and that meant we were We used to think God made us in His image, and that meant we were special, until science told us we just evolved that way because it suited a landscape of trees and savannas. That's what science does: it says, look again and you'll see you're not special. But economics? Economics is also a science. And what does it say? ... It says: there is energy, and there are raw materials, and that's the cosmos. But without us the energy is random and the raw material is inert. It's only labour that makes the cosmos come alive. It's only us that make economics happen at all. And that makes us special.
Adam Roberts Sayings: Do you know where the past and the present intersect?" Jac asked him."Where?""In your mind, Do you know where the past and the present intersect?" Jac asked him.
"Where?"
"In your mind, only. It's the only point. Otherwise, the past is further away than the furthest galaxy. We know it, intuitively, because we understand the irrevocability of past action, and sometimes that makes us sad." He looked into Gordius's face, trying to read his expression, but the fellow wouldn't make eye-contact with him. "But it ought not to make us sad. Another name for that irrevocable gap between past and present is
freedom.