You Know Darn Well It Doesn’t Work That Way

So much American science fiction is parochial — not as true now as it was years ago, but the assumption is one culture in the future, more or less like ours, and with the same ideals, the same notions of how to do things, just bigger and flashier technology. Well, you know darn well it doesn’t work that way.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Poul Anderson Quotes (Author of Tau Zero). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/32278.Poul_Anderson [Accessed 26 Nov. 2019].

An Elephant Is A Mouse

An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications. Or else a mouse is a transistorized elephant.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Poul Anderson Quotes (Author of Tau Zero). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/32278.Poul_Anderson [Accessed 26 Nov. 2019].

The First Duty Of All Art Is To Entertain

I think the first duty of all art, including fiction of any kind, is to entertain. That is to say, to hold interest. No matter how worthy the message of something, if it’s dull, you’re just not communicating.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Poul Anderson Quotes (Author of Tau Zero). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/32278.Poul_Anderson [Accessed 26 Nov. 2019].