Links for 10th January 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. URSULA K. LE GUIN

    "The rule is, you only invent what you have to. And that’s pretty much what’s right in front of the reader. Let’s say it’s an ansible. I do not, in fact, invent the ansible. I do not explain how it works. I cannot, but shhh. I simply present the device as working, and as coming from a society which is far in advance of ours in science and technology, having spaceships that can travel nearly as fast as light, et cetera. And this background or context creates expectation and softens up the readers’ credulity so that they’re willing to “believe in” the ansible—inside the covers of the book." Interviewed by Vice Magazine. Yes, *that* Vice Magazine. Amazing where you find quality journalism, isn't it?

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