Happy Birthday, Daniel H. Wilson, born 6 March 1978
- Science fiction inspires scientists, but it doesn’t exist to dictate what our future should look like. Great science fiction is fun to read and it makes you think, period. Claiming anything more than that is dicey. Grand visions of the future were more prevalent in the golden-age science fiction, but all fiction is a reflection of the current times. As science moves more quickly, the horizon of science fiction tends to recede closer to the present.
- I absolutely don’t think a sentient artificial intelligence is going to wage war against the human species.
- As a kid I wanted to write science fiction, and I was never without a book. Later I really got into being a scientist and never thought I’d be writing novels.
- I wrote six non-fiction books before getting into narrative fiction with Robopocalypse, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising. My goal all along was to start writing fiction, and I guess one day I’d just had enough.
- Memories fade but words hang around forever.
Daniel H. Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author, television host, and robotics engineer. His novels include AMPED, A Boy and His Bot, and Robopocalypse: A Novel.
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