Elizabeth Moon

Found 22 thoughts of Elizabeth Moon

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

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As I said at the BYU conference some years back, we make aliens out of people by treating them as alien, rather than recognizing similarities.

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I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.

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I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir.

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It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long.

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

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I had been a lapsed Christian for several years at that point, and I had one solid, walloping, conversion experience.

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One thing nobody can do better than you is be you.

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People are people, messy and mutable, combining differently with one another from day to day - even hour to hour.

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

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They may never have considered the cost of courage, for instance, which is something you can make explicit in fantasy.

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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.

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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.

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

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No matter what I do, no matter how predictable I try to make my life, it will not be any more predictable than the rest of the world. Which is chaotic.

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It's all knowing what to start with. If you start in the right place and follow all the steps, you will get to the right end.

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

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

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I used to not back down from a challenge.

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I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.

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

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

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