Friday, 1 September 2017

Is there no chance to save traditional sci-fi from decline?

As a newcomer author, I can't really judge from my own experience if Liu Cixin is correct... but I fear he might be…

Interview with Chinese Hugo Award Winner Liu Cixin: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/16/c_136529000.htm

As a kid I remember thirsting for any anything that tasted of the future. Every drip of speculation about technology was absorbed like a drop of water on a parched dessert--
  --but now, I feel I am standing in a torrent of futurism; my orifices clamped tight shut else I bloat and explode from the pressure!
Against this, I can see how people see Science Fiction as more of the same.

Summary: People are bored with novelty; they want familiarity!