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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
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Science fiction is scary to write, for me, because it doesn't put genies back in bottles. It just keeps asking, "And then what's the consequence?" "And then what's the consequence?" "And then what's the consequence of that?"

The repercussions are the story. And I swear I always run out of imagination long before the world runs out of consequences.

It's the literature of testing to destruction.

Asimov's rejection today; revised the story and sent it back out. Printed out Worldwired and stuck it in a manuscript box to take to Comicon with me. Also put all my scribbled revision notes onto a narrow-ruled white pad. Only two handwritten pages of Things To Fix. They all look like expansions, though. Must tighten the narrative as much as possible on my way through, because I want to keep it as close to 110K as I can, and it stands just a little under right now.

Excelsior!
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