We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.Ray Bradbury
Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.
This isn’t the first time that SciFi has been used as the basis for prior art in a patent suit. But this one overlooks so much it’s embarrassing.
“I’ve always liked the idea of a special Hugo to be awarded (by force, perhaps) to literary authors who write books dripping with themes filleted from mainstream SF and then deny that it’s science fiction ‘because it’s not about robots and spaceships’.”
— Terry Pratchett
I’ve become obsessive over writers’ spaces, those places where authors throw wide the doors of their imagination, spread the contents of their minds out over note cards, handwritten pages, yellowed photos and found objects pinned to the walls…
To those of you who have disparaged Kansas, my twice-upon-a-time home, as being “flat as a pancake,” it turns out you were underselling your claim… Kansas is flatter than a pancake.
“The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.”
— Abraham Lincoln