Wed, 30 Jul 1997 08:11:12 -0700
From: Anders Larsson <Anders.Larsson@hvi.uu.se>
Subject: Re: Science-fiction and Reality, Help needed
Boda Gabor Ferenc wrote:
> I have to write an article with this title:
> Science-fiction and reality, Popular misbeliefs
Dear Gabor Boda,
Please make a change in your title. *It* is really a misbelief.
Science fiction has nothing to do with misbeliefs. It is a genre in
litterature where the author _speculate_ about "what would the future be
like *if* certain inventions were made or certain creatures exist".
Please excuse this rough definition of the broad SF-genre. My point is
that the SF authors don't claim that the world he describe really exist.
(Well, L Ron Hubbard is one exception...)
"Folklore and reality, popular misbeliefs" would be, according to my
opinion, a better title of your work.
Sorry for this off-topic remark.
Anders Larsson, PhD
Institute of High Voltage Research Tel.: +46 (0)18 532702
Uppsala University Fax.: +46 (0)18 502619
Husbyborg E-mail: Anders.Larsson@hvi.uu.se
S-752 28 Uppsala, Sweden