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Christopher McKitterick

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Christopher McKitterick's short work has appeared in Analog, Artemis, Captain Proton, Extrapolation, Foundation, Mission: Tomorrow, Mythic Circle, Ruins: Extraterrestrial, Sentinels: In Honor of Arthur C. Clarke, Synergy SF, Tomorrow SF, Visual Journeys, Westward Weird, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. His "Ashes of Exploding Suns, Monuments to Dust" won the AnLab Reader's Award for Best Novelette of 2018. He teaches science fiction and writing at the University of Kansas, where he is Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Chris' debut novel, Transcendence, was published by Hadley Rille Books. He recently completed his newest novel, Book 1 of The Galactic Adventures of Jack & Stella, and is revising a far-future ...more

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Transcendence

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This made such an impact on me when I was first learning how to write SF - great stuff! Some of the work feels a little dated now, and I'd write some of the analysis differently today, but beginning writers can't go wrong giving it a read.
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Jane Espenson
“If we can't write diversity into sci-fi, then what's the point? You don't create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.”
Jane Espenson

“I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it. That’s what’s wrong with our generation: that residual punk rock guilt, like, “You’re not supposed to like that. That’s not fucking cool.” Don’t fucking think it’s not cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” It is cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic”! Why the fuck not? Fuck you! That’s who I am, goddamn it! That whole guilty pleasure thing is full of fucking shit.”
Dave Grohl

Stanley Milgram
“Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority.”
Stanley Milgram, Obedience to Authority

Leonardo da Vinci
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Noam Chomsky
“I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.”
Noam Chomsky




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