„La Fiction universelle (1903)“


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„Science Fiction is the fiction of ideas.“

—  Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012

The Paris Review interview (2010)
Контексте: Science Fiction is the fiction of ideas. Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.

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„A play is fiction — and fiction is fact distilled into truth.“

—  Edward Albee American playwright 1928 - 2016

The New York Times (18 September 1966)

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„Non-fiction contains facts, fiction contains truth.“

—  Clive Barker author, film director and visual artist 1952

Next Testament (Boom Studios, 2014)

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„Memory is like fiction; or else it's fiction that's like memory.“

—  Haruki Murakami, книга The Elephant Vanishes

Источник: The Elephant Vanishes

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„What they [critics of Lessing's switch to science fiction] didn't realize was that in science fiction is some of the best social fiction of our time.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013

Boston Book Review interview by Harvey Blume http://www.dorislessing.org/boston.html (February 1998)

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„The real difference, to my mind, is between romantic fiction, which all these genres are a part of, and mimetic fiction, or naturalistic fiction.“

—  George Raymond Richard Martin American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948

Interview with Weird Tales (24 May 2007) http://weirdtales.net/wordpress/2007/05/24/george-rr-martin-on-magic-vs-science/
Контексте: I think that for science fiction, fantasy, and even horror to some extent, the differences are skin-deep. I know there are elements in the field, particularly in science fiction, who feel that the differences are very profound, but I do not agree with that analysis. I think for me it is a matter of the furnishings. An elf or an alien may in some ways fulfill the same function, as a literary trope. It’s almost a matter of flavor. The ice cream can be chocolate or it can be strawberry, but it’s still ice cream. The real difference, to my mind, is between romantic fiction, which all these genres are a part of, and mimetic fiction, or naturalistic fiction.

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„fiction always surpasses reality but reality is always richer than fiction.“

—  Javier Cercas Spanish writer, journalist and professor of Spanish literature 1962

Источник: Outlaws

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„The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.“

—  Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013

Attributed to an interview on Larry King Live; also quoted in Quotable Quotes (1997) edited by Deborah Deford
Attributed variant: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
Clancy here expresses an idea evoked in similar statements made by others, all derived from the orignial made by Lord Byron:
Lord Byron: Truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Mark Twain: Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't.
G. K. Chesterton: Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Leo Rosten: Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. (attributed)

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„Because we write fiction we mine our souls. Of course you put yourself into your fiction, your fiction is you.“

—  Chi­ma­man­da Ngo­zi Adi­chie Nigerian writer 1977

On the connection between the personal and fictional world in “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/28/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-feminism-racism-sexism-gender-metoo in The Guardian (2018 Apr 28)

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„Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true;
Real becomes not-real when the unreal's real.“

—  Cao Xueqin, книга Dream of the Red Chamber

Jia zuo zhen shi zhen yi jia,
Wu wei you chu you huan wu.
Добавить примечание: (zh) 假作真时真亦假,无为有处有还无。
Источник: Dream of the Red Chamber (c. 1760), Chapter 5

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