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.