"For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects." - Gene Roddenberry, creator of "Star Trek"

"Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible." - Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone

"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not." - Isaac Asimov

"Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful." - Philip K. Dick

"If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic." - Ursula K. Le Guin

"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

"Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. ...Science fiction is central to everything we've ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don't know what they're talking about." - Ray Bradbury

"The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers." - Joan Didion

"In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all." - Isaac Asimov

"Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident." - Hoffer, Eric

"A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development." - Thomas M. Disch

"All start with science fiction" - Jonathan Despres