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Freaks and Geeks was a TV Show, Once.

Workshop done. Every year, when I stroll in, I get asked the same question by otherwise intelligent adults, men and women who teach philosophy, law, the human brain, all sorts of things I don't know shit about. These intelligent people sit there and ask me what course I run and then ask that question. The question is never: how do you define fantasy? It's never: which is better, science fiction or fantasy? No, never this, because those questions are stupid, the equivalent of who is better, Picard or Kirk, a sign of the ugly geek. So, no, it is never that question, or the questions that surround it that many people like to pull out and analyse; rather, the question that is asked, innocently, curiously, is always, "What is speculative fiction?"

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speshal_k
Jan. 20th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Heh. Just as well you're there to tell them then.

(TV does have its basis in reality, sometimes.)
benpeek
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
i know, but does it need a basis in my world?
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