59th World Science Fiction Convention Awards

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

    By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by
    convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.
    Democritus (c. 460–400 B.C.)

    ... all fiction may be autobiography, but all autobiography is of course fiction.
    Shirley Abbott (b. 1934)

    The novelist is required to open his eyes on the world around him and look. If what he sees is not highly edifying, he is still required to look. Then he is required to reproduce, with words, what he sees.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

    Science is intimately integrated with the whole social structure and cultural tradition. They mutually support one other—only in certain types of society can science flourish, and conversely without a continuous and healthy development and application of science such a society cannot function properly.
    Talcott Parsons (1902–1979)