Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. Elizabeth Moo
I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir. Elizabeth
Fantasy allows you to get past defenses.
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses.
Having to struggle gave me the chance to demonstrate strength of character.
A tree is alive, and thus it is always more than you can see. Roots to leaves, yes-those you can, in part, see. But it is more-it is the lichens and moss and ferns that grow on its bark, the life too small to see that lives among its roots, a community we know of, but do not think on. It is every fl
So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology, and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas, and then did some graduate work in it.
Even if a tamed wolf makes a good sheepdog, he will never understand how the sheep feel....You are most fortunate. For having been, as you thought, a coward, and helpless to fight - you know what that is like. You know what bitterness that feeling breeds - you know in your own heart what kind of evi
In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a characters and let his perceptions take over.
Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind.
I always thought my questions were wrong questions because no one else asked them. Maybe no one thought of them. Maybe darkness got there first. Maybe I am the first light touching a gulf of ignorance... Maybe my questions matter.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. Elizabeth
When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women.
I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain.
Everything in my life that I value has been gained at the cost of not saying what I really think and saying what they want me to say.
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
Motivation is the power behind plot.
Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind. Elizabeth Moo
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully. Elizabeth Moo
It is not wrong to be different. Sometimes it is hard, but it is not wrong.
I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother?
I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.
I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it.
I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up.
It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.