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Elizabeth Moon
March 7, 1945 -
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women.


It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.


I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.


In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over.


My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world.


But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.


You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses.


One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.


Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind.


I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up.


There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.


My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.


I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain.


Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.


I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother?


Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.


When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans.


When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books.


I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along.


When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware.


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