Edward M. Lerner Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Edward M. Lerner quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“A funny thing about near-future stories: the future catches up to them. If the author is unlucky, the future catches up faster than the book can get out the door.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“Time travel offends our sense of cause and effect - but maybe the universe doesn't insist on cause and effect.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“What SF author or fan isn't interested in human space travel? I've yet to meet one.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“Anything that can unambiguously represent two values - while resisting, just a wee bit, randomly flipping from the state you want retained into the opposite state - can encode binary data.”
“I'm a physicist and computer scientist by training. I worked in high tech for thirty years as everything from engineer to senior vice president - for many of those years, writing SF as a hobby - until, in 2004, I began writing full time.”
“In mainstream literature, a trope is a figure of speech: metaphor, simile, irony, or the like. Words used other than literally. In SF, a trope - at least as I understand the usage - is more: science used other than literally.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“It would help if human experts agreed on the meaning of such basic terms as intelligence, consciousness, or awareness. They don't. It's hard to build something that's incompletely defined.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“The biggest fatal flaw in most fictional portrayals of nanotech - what sends those books arcing across the room - is ignoring that the nanobots need energy to do... anything.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“Too much detail can bog down any story. Enough with the history of gunpowder, the geology of Hawaii, the processes of whaling, and cactus and tumbleweed.”
Edward M. Lerner Quotes
“Authors like reading. Go figure. So it's not surprising that we sometimes bog down in the research stage of new writing projects.”

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