Sarah Zettel Quotes

33 Sarah Zettel quotes:

"So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians."
"So, The Quiet Invasion is about the attempt to coexist peacefully with people who have radically different ideas and backgrounds than your own."
"I did not want to write a story about the invasion of Earth, so I had to create a race capable of living nearby, which meant to either on the Moon, on Mars, or on Venus. I picked Venus."
"Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part. Sorting them through and turning them into stories, now, that's the hard work."
"All of this got me thinking about the history of the westward expansion, and got me to wondering how the exploration of the Solar System would be changed if there were an indigenous presence out there."
"As far as the writing goes, I started telling stories as soon as I could talk, and started writing them down as soon as I could string words together."
"Becoming a mother cannot help but change things. An author's life is reflected in their writing, whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is one of the biggest life changes there is."
"Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning to stretch its range as well."
"Fortunately, many people also enjoy a stand-alone as a sample of something new, like trying the special at a favourite restaurant one night instead of going for the usual."
"I describe my plots as follows; A character is walking down the street when all of a sudden a piano falls on them. They spend the rest of the story digging out from under that piano. How they dig, how long and how well, this all depends entirely on the character."
"I did not feel I could create a more beautiful or interesting Mars than Kim Stanley Robinson or Greg Bear had, so I turned my attention elsewhere."
"I feel SF is going through an experimental phase right now."
"I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind."
"I have a better internal and intuitive understanding of folklore and myth than science and technology, so in that way fantasy is easier."
"I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research."
"I myself was born in Sacramento, California in 1966."
"I suppose if I was to have to pick a few, Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list. It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author."
"I think people enjoy a series. When you like a story, many readers want more of the same, which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say."
"I think the diversity of authors and readers is expanding, which is wonderful, because it means the type of story being told is also expanding."
"I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror."

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