I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled “Science Fiction” and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal.
—Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) American Novelist, Short Story Writer
Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
—J. G. Ballard (1930–2009) English Novelist, Short Story Writer
Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.
—Brian Aldiss (b.1925) English Novelist