59th World Science Fiction Convention Awards

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

    Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.
    —United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.

    ... if we can imagine the art of fiction come alive and standing in our midst, she would undoubtedly bid us to break her and bully her, as well as honour and love her, for so her youth is renewed and her sovereignty assured.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    In the operative opinion of the world, he who is already fully provided with what is necessary for him, that man shall have more; while he who is deplorably destitute of the same, he shall have taken away from him even that which he hath. Yet the world vows it is a very plain, downright matter-of-fact, plodding, humane sort of world.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short- cut answer.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)