59th World Science Fiction Convention Awards

Famous quotes containing the words convention, fiction, world and/or science:

    Every one knows about the young man who falls in love with the chorus-girl because she can kick his hat off, and his sister’s friends can’t or won’t. But the youth who marries her, expecting that all her departures from convention will be as agile or as delightful to him as that, is still the classic example of folly.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    If there were genders to genres, fiction would be unquestionably feminine.
    William Gass (b. 1924)

    All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
    —W.E. (William Ewart)

    In our science and philosophy, even, there is commonly no true and absolute account of things. The spirit of sect and bigotry has planted its hoof amid the stars. You have only to discuss the problem, whether the stars are inhabited or not, in order to discover it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)