Writing Advice (no. 21 in a series of ∞)

From one of my favourite authors, the great Michael Swanwick:

It’s not just that the stories I read the other day are fables of consolation while the classics set out to overthrow the reader’s complacency. It’s that in the great stories things change. Irrevocably.

And science fiction is the literature of change.

From this Flogging Babel post.