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As I said at the BYU conference some years back, we make aliens out of people by treating them as alien, rather than recognizing similarities.
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But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
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Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
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Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women.
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I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain.
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I also like a lot of the Russian composers of the late 19th, early 20th centuries.
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I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it.
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I had been a lapsed Christian for several years at that point, and I had one solid, walloping, conversion experience.
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I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along.
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I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up.
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I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
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I loved history, but still loved science, and thought maybe you don't need quite as much calculus to be a biology major.
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I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother?
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I studied mostly ancient and medieval, with some renaissance and modern history.
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I used to not back down from a challenge.
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I used to play for the German club parties when I was at Rice, because I could play the accordion and pick things up by ear.
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I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
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I'm working on more conventional science fiction at the moment; I've turned in Trading in Danger and the sequel is in progress.
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I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir.
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In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over.
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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.
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It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.
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My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
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My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world.
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No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
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Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind.
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Of course, my mother was reading science fiction back in the 30s, but she was an engineering student - that's probably why.
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One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.
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Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
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So I didn't think it was odd for women to have technological knowledge and yet be mothers, and very devoted family members and have friends.
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So in a science fiction setting, I can play with kinds of characters that are modern and more intellectual, perhaps.
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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.
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The technology for imaging the brain and teasing apart which neuron is doing what when (and under what biochemical control) has improved very rapidly and continues to improve.
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There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
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There were hardly any sports for girls when I was growing up, but I loved to race the guys and climb trees and all that sort of stuff.
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They may never have considered the cost of courage, for instance, which is something you can make explicit in fantasy.
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What it boils down to is that parenting a child with autism is a difficult job; writing about it is far easier.
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When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans.
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When I started out, for instance, I didn't know how to do multiple viewpoints at all.
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When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware.
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When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.
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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.
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