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Born: 1938-04-30
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.

Tags: Chance, Government, Sea

Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.

Tags: Everyone, Space, Technology

In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.

Tags: May, Seem, Society

Treat your life like something to be sculpted.

Tags: Life, Treat

And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up.

Tags: Friend, Pretty, Writing

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper.

Tags: Beats, Expensive, Paper

But... watching Steven Barnes taught me to treat my life like an art form.

Tags: Art, Life, Treat

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.

Tags: Daydream, Somebody, Starts

I do not believe they've run out of surprises.

Tags: Run, Surprises

I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad.

Tags: Passing, Privacy, Suspect

I don't have a strong interest in history.

Tags: History, Interest, Strong

I love superconductors.

Tags: Love

I never got good at predicting what millions of people will suddenly decide is rational.

Tags: Decide, Good, Millions

I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.

Tags: Education, System, Works

I'm not predicting; I just love playing with superconductors.

Tags: Love, Playing, Predicting

I've got five or six unpublished stories kicking around looking for somebody to buy them.

Tags: Looking, Somebody, Stories

I've spent a lot of my life among people brighter than myself.

Tags: Among, Brighter, Life

In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up.

Tags: General, Pop

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names.

Tags: Five, Problem, Takes

The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war. During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.

Tags: Human, Used, War

We should not have assumed that a political space station could be built.

Tags: Assumed, Political, Space

We're looking as far ahead as we can, and we don't get penalized for mistakes.

Tags: Far, Looking, Mistakes

As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease.

Tags: After, Human, Off
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Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!

Tags: Anymore, Publicity, Writer

I'd visit the near future, close enough that someone might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language; distant enough to get me decent medical techniques and a ticket to the Moon.

Tags: Future, Medical, Someone

SF isn't a genre; SF is the matrix in which genres are embedded, and because the SF field is never going in any one direction at any one time, there is hardly a way to cut it off.

Tags: Direction, Off, Time