As a student, I wrote English reports on science fiction.
– Buzz Aldrin
In Bosnian, there’s no distinction in literature between fiction and nonfiction; there’s no word describing that.
– Aleksandar Hemon
The ’70s was a decade that was crammed with prominent women science fiction writers, and a lot of women made their debut in that decade or really came to prominence.
– Ann Leckie
When I was a kid, I had no perception whatever that science fiction was supposed to be a boys’ club.
I write contemporary fiction, and that is what my readers want to read.
– Alex Flinn
I love fiction that sounds like fact. As a matter of fact, I also like fact that sounds like fiction.
– Ashwin Sanghi
The blurring of fact and fiction has great commercial potential, which is bound to be corrupting in historical terms.
– Antony Beevor
‘Farscape’ is not what you call hard science fiction.
– Ben Browder
As fiction writers, we are entertainers.
– Bob Mayer
I’m a novelist. I’m not a crusader, and I’m not an editorial writer. And I’m not writing fiction to convince anybody of anything.
– Alice McDermott
Science fiction is becoming more of a diverse kind of genre.
– Anna Torv
I’ve read only fiction, so I don’t know anything actual.
I read pretty eclectically – fiction, non-fiction, and poetry – and I’ve been inspired and influenced by a number of writers.
– Barry Eisler
Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
– Dean Koontz
I’m a believer in using whatever works for fiction, but mostly, that’s not life.
– Mona Simpson
Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.
– Francis Bacon
I’m a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy – not so much horror because I get a bit scared.
– Michael Sheen
I think printed fiction is what women read.
– Charlotte Lamb
A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
– Frederik Pohl
I write fiction and I’m told it’s autobiography, I write autobiography and I’m told it’s fiction, so since I’m so dim and they’re so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn’t.
– Philip Roth
When you write fiction, you have an ideal reader in your mind who’s sort of you but smarter.
– Darin Strauss
It’s safe to say that all poets are manic-depressives, but fiction writers are on that scale, too.
– Ethan Canin
Fiction and nonfiction, for me, involve very different processes.
– Chad Harbach
Science fiction was never my thing. I have no interest in it.
– Denis Leary
It’s hard to do fiction and nonfiction simultaneously.
– Erica Jong
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
– Elizabeth Moon
I write both fiction and nonfiction. I begin my fiction with the main character. The story comes later.
– David A. Adler
What I don’t like is constructing a book that fits in with any kind of generic template, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.
– Geoff Dyer
There are works of fiction which seek to explain jihadi terrorists as the militant wing of Amnesty International. I don’t buy that.
– Chris Morris
For feel-good fiction to work, there has to be an element of darkness.
– Marian Keyes