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|1 1 Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. DORIS LESSINC (|
b. 1919), Briiish novelist. Guardian (London, 7 Nov. 1988). 12 Science fiction
films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest ...
|Dorothy, in The Good Terrorist (1985) 6 Space or science fiction has become a |
dialect for our time. Guardian 7 November 1988 7 The great secret that all old
people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years.
|Didion, Joan In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel |
were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something
of the ... Hoffer, Eric Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
|"If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic." |
— Ursula K. Le Guin • "Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
" —Doris Lessing INTRODUCING the SELECTION The Feeling of Power Isaac ...
|Lessing, Doris Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time. - |
Lessing, Doris It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests
of truth or some other abstraction. - Lessing, Doris Borrowing is not much better
|Colonists on the Moon declare their independence from Earth and plan to win the ensuing battle with the aid of a computer.|
|This issue of the Bulletin has been in preparation since the end of 1968, when it |
became apparent, with the lunar orbit flight ... Our concern was focused on the
impact upon science, technology and international cooperation of man's
emergence ... We invited experts in the physical and social sciences who had
been thinking, talking and writing about space programs for a long time to join .....
For this reason I find science fiction more helpful than sociology in suggesting
|1 Introduction R. J. ELLIS and RHYS GARNETT science fiction has become a |
dialect for our time Doris Lessing1 The essays in this volume ... origins; the
second consists of a larger number of essays examining post-Second World War
science fiction's equally diverse developments. ... set in other (alternative) time/
space continuums, can gain a directness or penetration that, in part, marks it out
as a genre.
|These and other changes have sometimes been attributed to the reshaping of CE |
based on the American model (for ... Fuller information from the Dialect
Topography project and other sources shows that attributing the CE changes to ...
changes, the linguistic evidence leads us into a consideration of some of the
cataclysmic social changes of our time. ... In 1964, when Marshall McLuhan said
that the world was becoming 'a global village', his words had the ring of science
fiction. Now ...
|As a writer, your task (if you choose to accept it) is to create convincing dialogue |
and therefore individual, believable characters. ... of the most useful but also
difficult skills when writing dialogue: using different accents, dialects, slang and
speech quirks. ... For example, when you're writing historical fiction you need to
capture something of the way people spoke at the time, ... Plus, speech has
become more informal over the years, and nowadays many people use slang
and local idioms ...