Sarah Zettel Quotes

33 Sarah Zettel quotes:

"I'm told my SF is of the hard variety and my Fantasy is romantic but hopefully all the characters are strong and the plots are lively."
"If I get blocked, it is generally because I don't know enough about some aspect of the story or the characters. The answer for this is generally more research, or making more background notes, so the place and person can be more fully realized inside my own mind."
"My father was a major SF fan in the '40s and '50s, so the house was full of SF books. That's where I got my start and I never looked back."
"My joking answer to this question is that I leave a bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy. In the morning, the milk is gone and there's a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl."
"Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt."
"Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers."
"Octavia Butler, of course, is brilliant and disturbing."
"Oh, and for capturing the wonder and magic of fairy tales and turning that into fresh and modern stories, there is no one around to the Neil Gaiman."
"Once, I got an idea for a short story during a Halloween concert while watching someone play the bones during the performance of Dance Macabre."
"The hard part about questions like this is that SF covers such a broad spectrum. There are so many authors who are good at so many different things."
"Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It's us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians."
"When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London. I'd enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual, really good tea there and never looked back."
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"When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking."

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