RQ156

“That is the greatest challenge of science fiction–taking intellectual premises, be they science extrapolated a hundred years into the future or social issues 1,000 years ahead, and making them seem current. Make them seem important. Make them about now without being blatant about it.

The best science fiction posits a world that’s not recognizable, yet makes it real. The best science fiction is addictive, rich, and lively. The best science fiction invites conversation and thought, as well as an emotion-packed thrill ride.

And as I listened to my non-SF friends wax poetic about the new Battlestar, I realized that the show accomplishes all that and more.”

–Kristine Kathryn Rusch. “Cheez Whiz and the Future: Battlestar Galactica and Me.” So Say We All: An Unauthorized Collection of Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica. Ed. Richard Hatch, Tee Morris, and Glenn Yeffeth. Dallas: BenBella Books, 2006. Quote on page 202.

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