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As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction.
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As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted.
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But I think, and hope, that the novels can be understood and enjoyed as science fiction, on their own terms.
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But it's not just a game of finding literary references.
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Even so, I don't recommend writing across genres to beginning writers of any age.
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Finally, there's the simple fact that I would be bored silly if I read in only one genre or one type of author - so why write in only one form?
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Hardcase was written over a period of two months in the year 2000 when I took a break from a particularly difficult (and personal) novel I was writing, A Winter Haunting.
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I first created the Hyperion universe for my students during storytelling hour, little by little, day after day.
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I grew up in the Midwest. Everyone there knows - it's in our DNA - that it's important to rotate the crops. Keep growing the same thing in the same field for enough years and nothing will grow. Celebrating diversity, when it comes to growing crops and writing books, is more than a slogan.
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I have more respect for The Iliad now than I've ever had, and I've always thought it was possibly the finest piece of literature there was.
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I knew that I wanted to be a writer even before I knew exactly what being a writer entailed.
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I loved almost everything about being a teacher, but I was an unusual teacher.
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I really appreciated his theme of life evolving from one race of gods to another, with one power having to give way to another, as Hyperion must.
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I'm not anti-church by any means; what interests me is that human beings are almost always corrupted by the control they wield over other human beings.
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If they read dumbed down SF or fantasy, it's their choice to dumb themselves down.
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In fourth grade, I typed out my first science fiction story on old Underwood upright.
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It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri.
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It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?
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It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing, we relax by writing another.
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It's pure celebration, in the same way my first SF novel, Hyperion, was a celebration of the various forms of SF, from Jack Vance to cyberpunk.
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Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down - there have only been three or four SF movies in the history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
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My own religious beliefs - or lack of them - aren't pertinent to the ideas and philosophies explored in these books.
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No one inspired me to write, but writer Harlan Ellison terrified me into getting published.
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No, I don't believe in prophecy.
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The most challenging aspect of writing Hardcase was going over the top the way the story does without losing the willing suspension of disbelief required from the reader.
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The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then, in effect, abandon them.
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There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed.
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Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
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