Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ted Chiang on the genesis of 2 of his stories

In this interview dated 23 December 2008 with Al Robertson, now available at The Nebula Awards.

Stories covered: "Merchant & the Alchemist's Gate", & "What's Expected of Us?".

Also includes an interesting quote: "I do think that science fiction is a product of the scientific age in a way that fantasy is not, and that the most useful way to characterize science fiction is not through adherence to known scientific fact, but through adherence to the scientific worldview."

[via Bibliophile Stalker]

Related: Stories of Ted Chiang.