Tuesday, October 22, 2019

[Science Fiction is] that branch of literature that deals with the consequences for humanity of the use of tools

--- Nalo Hopkinson, quoted by Amanda Rees on the BBC Radio 4's In Our Time program on HG Wells's The Time Machine (timecode 11:33)

According to various web sources, Isaac Asimov defined it as "that branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings" (Modern Science Fiction, 1953).