Facts about John Sladek

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John Sladek was a famous Author from USA, who lived between December 15, 1937 and March 10, 2000. He/she became 62 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Sladek (17)


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"See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn't practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers"
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"In most conventional novels, God is not allowed to be nuts. Nor are nuts allowed to be God"
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"To my mind, the best SF addresses itself to problems of the here and now, or even to problems which have never been solved and never will be solved - I'm thinking of Philip K. Dick's work here, dealing with questions of reality, for example"
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"SF has at least the advantage of not depending on preconceptions"
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"We didn't have a phone when I was a kid, and I was too shy to smash any public phones, and our town didn't have a pool hall either, so I had to hang out at the public library - and anyway, I told myself stories"
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"The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive"
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"I usually like whatever I've recently finished best"
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"I have a kind of standard explanation why, which goes like this: Science fiction is one way of making sense out of a senseless world"
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"Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing"
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"This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don't have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there's so much real writing to be read"
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"I started writing, or rather, thinking, stories as a child, and at that time the reason was very clear"
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"Anything can happen in SF. And the fact that nothing ever does happen in SF is only due to the poverty of our imaginations, we who write it or edit it or read it. But SF can in principle deal with anything"
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"I found some time ago that I have to be careful, while working on a novel, what I read"
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"The problem and privilege we all have is being alive in this century and able to read this language. It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate"
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"People have laughed at all great inventors and discoverers"
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"Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels"
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"I think these days an SF connection would be a boost to other books; I'm sure more people have read my two little detective puzzles because of the SF connection"


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